The Department for Infrastructure is seeking views from the public on the A4 Enniskillen Southern Bypass.
The public and interested parties are invited to attend a public information day on the 12 April from 10.00 am to 9.00 pm in the Waterways Ireland offices at Sligo Road, Enniskillen.
This will provide an opportunity to engage with Departmental staff and members of the Consultant’s project team on the draft Vesting Order, draft Direction order and Environmental Impact Assessment on the proposed scheme.
The purpose of the scheme is to provide a direct link between the A4 Dublin Road to the east of the town and the A509 Derrylin Road west of the Erne River, a distance of approximately two km. This will involve the construction of two new roundabouts, two river bridges and three accommodation structures. There will also be overtaking lanes provided at each end of the new road.
The bypass will help alleviate traffic congestion in the town, reduce delays, decrease journey times by approximately 50% and improve road safety.
The public should make representations by letter, email or via the Department’s website. Details are available at: www.infrastructure-ni.gov.uk/contacts/dfi-roads-western-division-divisional-manager.
Delivery of the new road estimated to cost £30 million will be dependent on the successful completion of the statutory processes and the future availability of finance.
Notes to editors:
1. Subject to satisfactory completion of the statutory processes, DfI Roads hopes to be in a position to make the Direction Order, which will afford the emerging preferred alignment protection, in 2019.
2. Traffic modelling indicates that the bypass will reduce average journey times for A4 traffic travelling through Enniskillen by approximately six minutes.
3. Further information is available at: https://www.infrastructure-ni.gov.uk/articles/a4-enniskillen-southern-bypass-overview
4. All media queries should be directed to the Department for Infrastructure Press Office on 028 9054 0007 or email: email@example.com. Out of office hours please contact the duty press officer via pager number 07623 974 383.
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