The contract for the construction of the N5 Westport to Turlough Road project has been awarded to Wills-BAM Joint Venture.
Speaking at the contract signing last week, Mayo County Council Chief Executive, Peter Hynes, described the project as one that ‘will completely transform the landscape of Mayo.’
The proposed road development involves the construction of 20km of Type 2 dual carriageway from Westport to east of Castlebar, a 2.5km Type 2 single carriageway bypass to the north of Westport, and a 2.3km Type 3 single carriageway upgrade of the N59 Westport to Mulranny national secondary road.
The road will form part of the N5 national primary route, connecting Westport in Co. Mayo to Longford town, where it joins the N4-M4 to Dublin.
A significant milestone
The signing of contracts marks the achievement of a significant milestone for Roughan & O’Donovan (ROD), as we have been providing support to Mayo County Council and Mayo National Roads Office for the delivery of the scheme for almost 12 years.
ROD-AECOM acted as consultant engineers for TII phases 1-4 planning and design stage of the project and, in August 2017, ROD was appointed by the council to undertake phases 5-7 of the project, including development of detailed works requirements, procurement, contract administration and construction supervision.
The project is one of several major road schemes in the west of Ireland for which ROD is currently delivering engineering services. These include the N5 Ballaghaderreen to Scramoge, N26 Cloongullane, N60 Oran and N61 Ballymurray to Knockcroghery projects.
The delivery of these projects will provide economic development benefits for the west of Ireland and greatly enhance connectivity within the region, providing more balanced regional development. It will result in shorter journey times and safer trips, whilst also bringing the midlands and east of Ireland closer in terms of travel time and connectivity.