Active Travel Construction Works - N63 Longford Town
Longford County Council wishes to inform the public that significant Roadworks are scheduled to commence on the N63 road from the Templemichael Terrace junction with the N63 to the roundabout on the N4. The Works are due to commence on Monday 7th August 2023 and will be in place until March 2024. The proposed scheme involves the continuation of the cycle and pedestrian Major’s Well Road scheme. The proposed scheme includes the construction a new 2 metre wide cycle track on either side of the N63 from the junction of Ard Michael estate to just past the entrance to the Laurels estate adjacent to the N4 junction. A new 2 metre wide concrete footpath will be constructed on the Northern side of the N63 while on the Southern side parts of the existing footpath will remain in place with the exception of those areas where a new footpath alignment is required to facilitate the cycle track within the grass verge. The scheme also involves the construction of junction tightening measures to all junctions/side roads fronting onto the N63 and the construction of a signal controlled pedestrian crossing at the N4 end.
A significant portion of the proposed works will take place in the road verge and it is anticipated that there will be limited impact on existing traffic while these works are progressed. Regrettably where junction tightening, pedestrian crossing and ducting works are being carried out, traffic management will be in place for the period these works are taking place. Stop/Go and/or Traffic Lights will be in place for some elements of these works.
Every effort will be made to reduce the impact of the works on the local community, businesses and also school population, but it is inevitable that there will be some disruption.
These Longford Cycle Network works, which are funded by the National Transport Authority under the Active Travel Grants and Pathfinder Programmes and also under the National Sustainable Mobility Policy, will be a huge benefit to the users of the N63 at this location in that it will improve the road safety for both pedestrians and cyclists by reducing conflicts between pedestrians, cyclists and motorists and thus significantly improve the safety of the public on this stretch of road while also helping to meet Ireland’s requirement to achieve a 50% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 in the transport sector.
Longford County Council wishes to apologise for any inconvenience caused and to thank you for your co-operation.