Roscommon County Council have confirmed that two Sections of the N61 Roscommon to Boyle Road will be closed from Monday April 4th to facilitate realignment works.
The sections in questions are from Caldragh Cross Roads, Elphin (junction with L1400/L5651) to the junction with the R370, at the 4 Provinces Public House, and from the 4 Provinces Public House to Knockarush Cross Roads. The R370 Carrick on Shannon to Frenchpark Road will remain open.
Northbound Traffic will be diverted at Tulsk and sent along the N5 to Frenchpark and then from the R361 to Boyle. Southbound traffic will travel the reverse route.
Enabling works began on the two sites a number of weeks ago and it could take up to 12 months to complete the work.
In related news, another section of the the N61 is set to be closed from Monday April 11th to Friday April 15th inclusive. The section in question is from the junction with the N5 at Tulsk to the junction with the R368 Strokestown Road at Fourmilehouse.
The following alternative Routes will be in place:
The reason for the closure is to facilitate Survey works ahead of an application by the Council for permission to carry out major works on dangerous bends. Roscommon County Council have indicated their intention to apply to Transport Infrastructure Ireland for permission to carry out major work at three other locations in the county including the realignment of the N61 Roscommon to Athlone road at Ballymurray and Knockcroghery, the N60 in Castlerea, at the Railway Gates and the Athleague to Mount Talbot road. Details of further surveying work and potential road closures are yet to be confirmed