Connemara access road held up by city bypass plans

Galway Bay fm newsroom – A proposed access road for South Connemara may be put on hold until the future of the N6 city bypass project is determined.
The issue was raised at this week’s meeting of the Connemara district by Councillor Sean O’Tuairisg.
The proposed Connemara Access Road would link east of Spiddal through south Connemara towards Carna.
Councillor O’Tuairisg says a number of the proposed routes for the road should be eliminated so that residents can persue planning permissions.
He says a number of people have already left the area because they were unable to build, and others are left renting while their permissions are being held up.
Councillor Seosamh O’Cualáin said he felt the council was spending time and money on something that will not happen in the near future.
Councillor Tom Welby was among a number of councillors who agreed that existing roads could be upgraded as a solution.
Senior Engineer Evan Molloy says the entire project is reliant on a decision on the N6 transport solution, when a linkage point into Connemara could be established.
The N6 preferred route is expected go to planning next year.
The executive has agreed to deliver a report on the R336 Connemara access road to district councillors at their next meeting.