Jim Thorpe

Jim Thorpe

Managing Director
Mayo County Council
Co. Mayo


The N60 Breaffy Active Travel and Safety Measures Scheme is one of six sections of a 24km long linear cycleway/walkway route from Castlebar to Claremorris.

The proposed scheme will stretch approximately 4.8km westbound from the N60/L5760 (Breaffy Post Office) junction, run along the N60 and past the new N5 compact grade separated junction (CGSJ), split at the N60/R373 Kilkenny Cross roundabout and terminate approximately 800m from the roundabout on both the N60 and R373.

ROD has been commissioned by Mayo County Council to bring the proposed scheme through phases 3, 4 and 5 of the Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) Project Management Guidelines. This follows our previous work with the council on a feasibility study that proposed the introduction of safety improvement measures in Breaffy village (2012-2014) and, more recently, on the Proposed Safety Improvement Measures on the N60 at Breaffy in 2020.

The project is due to be completed in autumn 2023.


  • Improve road safety for all users, vulnerable road users in particular
  • Provide an attractive facility, well integrated with the surrounding environment, for recreational and tourism use
  • Connect key nodes in the area, such as the village centre, community facilities, businesses, housing developments, schools and hotels


  • Applying the National Speed Limit Review recommendations (80km/h in Breaffy village)
  • Introducing new pedestrian crossing and two bus bays in Breaffy village
  • Eliminating hard shoulder parking in Breaffy village
  • Providing segregated footpaths and one-way cycle facilities on both sides of the N60 and R373 in the semi-urban sections between Castlebar and the new N5/N60 CGSJ
  • Providing a shared pedestrian/cycle facility on one side of N60 in the more rural areas

Services provided:

  • Environmental Impact Assessment Screening
  • Appropriate Assessment Screening
  • Preliminary design
  • Departures from standard applications
  • Road Safety Audit
  • Detailed design
  • Part 8
  • Preparation of contract documents
  • Contract procurement

Learn more about our work on cycling and pedestrian schemes