The planning and design for N5 Turlough to Bohola Road Project Road commenced in 2012. In March 2014 the extents of the Study Area were increased to include the proposed N26 Swinford link road in consideration of the upgrade of the N26 from Swinford to Mount Falcon. The project is now called the N5 / N26 / N58 Turlough to Bohola and Swinford to Mount Falcon Road Project. In 2010 the NRA published the 2010 NRA Project Management Guidelines which outlines the framework for the phased approach to the development, management and delivery of national road schemes.
Proposed N26 Swinford link road in purple.
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The proposed N26 Swinford link road is a fairly new development in the N5 / N26 / N58 Turlough to Bohola and Swinford to Mount Falcon Road Project. The public consultation day took place in Foxford in the Community Centre on Tuesday the 10th of June and in Swinford Cultural Centre on Wednesday the 11th of June from 2 PM to 8 PM. The project development is divided into 7 phase’s and is currently in phase 2,
- Scheme Concept & Feasibility Studies (Complete 2012)
- Route Selection (Current – June 2014)
- EIA/EAR and the statutory process
- Advance works and construction documents preparation and tender awards
- Handover, review and close out
If you have any views on the proposed development or want to add any further information, you can download and fill out the Public Consultation No. 2 Questionnaire and return it before the 24th of July to;
The Project Engineer
N5 / N26 / N58 Turlough to Bohola Road Project
National Roads Design Office,
Glenpark House, The Mall, Castlebar, Co. Mayo
If you would like any of the proposed N26 Swinford link road development maps, Contact Us here and we will forward them onto you in PDF format.
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What will happen about the road cutting through the route of the old railway – will provision be made for an underpass if this route is to be developed as greenway which seems the more likely option now as there is no committment to re-open the railway but an active campaign to have the route made into a greenway as part of the national cycle network.