N59 upgrade to go before An Bord Pleanála by year’s end

Galway Daily news N59 upgrade to go before An Bord Pleanála by year's end

Reports required for the N59 upgrade project between Glenlo Abbey and Killeen are expected to be submitted to An Bord Pleanála by the end of the year.

Galway County Council plans to carry out realignment works on a 900m stretch of the N59 between the Glenlo Abbey Hotel and Killeen to improve road safety.

The realignment project will involve removing several dangerous bends from this stretch of road, as well as widening the road.

The realignment project requires the approval of An Bord Pleanála due to its proximity to the Lough Corrib Special Area of Conservation.

Senator Seán Kyne said that he understands from council engineers that reports required by An Bord Pleanála will be submitted before the end of the year.

“The upgrade of this stretch of the N59 will improve safety for all road users and especially cyclists,” Seán Kyne said.

The county council is also securing new cyclist safety signs to install ahead of the upgrade works

“The installation of suitable cyclist safety signs will help remind motorists of the need to observe an appropriate passing distance – at least 1.5 metres on roads of this type – when overtaking cyclists.”