Inconvenience caused by Athenry road closure ‘small price to pay’ for safety

Galway Daily news Three months of road closures to disrupt Loughrea traffic

Any inconvenience caused by the road closure in Athenry is a ‘small price to pay’ for safe pedestrian access into the town centre.

That’s according to Minister Ciaran Cannon, who welcomed works to install new footpaths from the Monivea Road onto the New Line Road in Athenry.

The works began last Monday, and will continue throughout February.

During the closure, motorists who use the New Line Road are advised to use an alternative route by diverting onto the Monivea Road via the R347, or alternatively, diverting from the Monivea Road onto the New Line Road via the R347.

Minister Cannon said that any inconvenience that is caused will be worth it when the works are completed.

“Any inconvenience arising from the road closure is a small price to pay for safe pedestrian access into the town-centre of Athenry for shoppers and leisure walkers and I look forward to the completion of the works and the opening of another section of infrastructure for local pedestrians.

“This development will add significantly to the attractiveness of Athenry as a town to live and work in,” said the Fine Gael TD.