Westmeath County Council in partnership with Longford County Council is developing a scheme for the improvement of the N55 between Cornamaddy, Athlone, County Westmeath and Ballymahon, County Longford.
The scheme is currently at Route Selection Phase.
Five route options with six potential links were put on display at a public consultation meeting in April 2018. In October 2018, following further assessment, these route options and links were refined down to 6 end to end route options. The extent of the study area was also refined.
The route options have undergone a further detailed appraisal process in order to determine the emerging preferred route option. As a result of this appraisal the Emerging Preferred Route Corridor (EPRC) for the N55 Athlone to Ballymahon was put on display on Wednesday 26th June in Tubberclair Community Centre. The EPRC is displayed as a 150 meter wide corridor.
Drawings showing the Emerging Preferred Route Corridor along with previous drawings showing route options and constraints are now available to download from the links below. Alternatively drawings may be viewed at the Westmeath National Roads Office Culleen Beg, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath where WNRO staff continue to be available to the public to respond to any issues or queries they may have regarding the scheme.
The brochure and feedback form in relation to this Emerging Preferred Route Corridor are also available below. The public are asked to submit any feedback by 12th July 2019 in order that the design team can process the information received.
Further information can be requested by contacting the design team at:Westmeath National Roads Office,
Phone: 044 9334250