The N60 Oran Road project in Co. Roscommon has been successfully completed, eliminating a series of dangerous bends on the national road network, significantly improving road safety and enhancing the connectivity of rural towns and villages in the Mid-West region.

The project was designed by the Roscommon National Roads Regional Office (NRRO) and cost over €14m. The scheme involved the realignment of approximately 3.4km of the N60 national secondary route, including 2.1km of offline construction and 1.3km of online single carriageway widening, and the construction of four at-grade junctions along the route.

ROD was engaged by Roscommon County Council to provide consulting engineering services for the contract administration, construction supervision and handover of the scheme.

Work began on site in May 2019, with Wills Bros Ltd. as the contractor.

Safer, more sustainable transport infrastructure

Commenting on the successful completion of the scheme, Minister for Climate Action, Communication Networks, and Transport, Eamon Ryan, TD, said; “Since the inception of the programme for Government it has been a core objective to develop safer and more sustainable transport infrastructure in Ireland. This development is a significant step in the right direction on both fronts for the Mid-West region.”

Chief Executive of Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII), Michael Nolan, said: “The N60 Oran Road project offers significant long-term safety benefits for all road users and removes one of the most notorious bends on the national road network. On behalf of TII, I want to thank Roscommon County Council, our team in the National Roads Office as well as the Consulting Engineers Roughan & O’Donovan and the contractor Wills Bros Ltd for a job well done!”

Chief Executive of Roscommon County Council, Eugene Cummins, said; “The completion of this important road project improves road safety and will benefit the industrial, economic and tourism development of County Roscommon and the west region generally.

Looking ahead

ROD was delighted with the opportunity to support Roscommon County Council in the successful delivery of the scheme. We look forward to continuing our association with the Roscommon NRRO through our work on the N5 Ballaghaderreen to Scramoge Road and the N61 Ballymurray to Knockcroghery Road projects.


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