Contract to be awarded shortly for N63 upgade

Ballyglunin bridge which will be removed as part of the works

The contract for long-awaited improvement works on the N63 between Abbeyknockmoy and Annagh Hill will be awarded shortly.
The €6.3 million scheme which is expected to take about 15 months.
The works will involve upgrading 3.2 kilometres of the existing single carriageway near Abbeyknockmoy.
It will link the M17/M18 motorway junction at Annagh Hill with a section of the N63 which has been recently upgraded.
The works include, fencing, site clearance, traffic management, earthworks, drainage, pavement, signage, landscaping, kerbing and footway/cycleway construction.
Galway County Council says the successful contractor will be informed by end of January, and the contract officially awarded by end of next month.