Galway County Council has been given the green light to take the next step in the Moycullen Bypass development, with the project gone to tender.
Five companies have been shortlisted by the county council for the bypass, and have been invited to submit tenders, Galway Senator Sean Kyne has said.
The bypass project will involve the construction of a new carriageway from the townland of Drimcong, north-west of Moycullen, to the townland of Clydagh, south-east of the village.
Sean Kyne said that, when completed, it will “remove bottlenecks, increase capacity, reduce journey times and improve access to Connemara on the busy N59 Galway to Clifden road.”
The project has a projected cost of €50 million to complete, and construction work is expected to begin early in the new year.
Previous research carried out by the County Council showed that over 13,000 vehicles, including 450 heavy goods vehicles passed through Moycullen Village every day.
“The Bypass will remove many of these vehicles, will enable public realm improvements and will make the village safer for all, especially for pedestrians and cyclists.”