Westmeath County Council in conjunction with Longford County Council supported by Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) invite the residents of the local area, members of the public and interested parties to participate in a 2nd public consultation on the Route Corridor Options for the N4 Mullingar to Longford (Roosky) project.
The N4 serves a vast geographical area and provides a strategic function in terms of connecting the West and Northwest regions of Ireland to the Midlands and East of the country. The upgrading of this corridor is a core object of Project Ireland 2040. This 52km section of the N4 is a single carriageway road that passes through or close to several settlements including Ballinalack, Rathowen, Edgeworthstown, Longford and Newtownforbes. It services up to 17,500 vehicles a day and features over 500 junctions and direct accesses. There have been 159 collisions in twelve years from 2008 to 2019 resulting in the loss of 17 lives.
The proposed project will improve safety and connectivity between Mullingar and Longford (Roosky) and enhance overall accessibility in the region and to the West/Northwest by resolving the network deficiencies along this section of the N4. The project will also provide for improved opportunities for active travel through provision of dedicated walkways and cycling routes and support sustainable mobility through provision of electric charging infrastructure to encourage the use of electric vehicles and reduce carbon emissions.
This 2nd public consultation now underway, is running until 19th March 2021 and is focused on the Route Corridor Options developed for the scheme. An information pack is being distributed to households and businesses throughout the study area.
In compliance with current COVID-19 measures, an online public consultation experience has been developed on the project website www.n4mullingartolongford.ie. A virtual consultation room has been created where stakeholders and the general public can view interactive maps, project information and submit feedback in a safe and accessible environment. Should anyone not have access to the internet, further public consultation material can be requested by post by contacting the project team.
The N4 project team is available to answer any questions and provide information to assist you with your submission. To arrange a telephone call or online consultation with a member of the project team, please contact us by phone, email, or via the online meeting booking facility on the project website.
If you would like to make a submission, please do so by Friday 19th March 2021 through any of the following channels;
• Via our online questionnaire at www.n4mullingartolongford.ie
• By email to email@example.com
• Or by post to ROD-AECOM, Unit 23C Lough Sheever Corporate Park, Robinstown, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath N91 V340.
The N4 Project Team can be contacted directly by email at the above address or by telephone at 086 059 9895 (Weekdays 9am-5pm).
Link to scheme informational video: https://youtu.be/5BXnF7WCX5Q
Content Last Updated/Reviewed: 29/01/2021