Step forward for long-awaited upgrade of N63

Ballyglunin bridge which will be removed as part of the works

The tender for improvement works on the N63 between Abbeyknockmoy and Annagh Hill has been advertised.
Galway County Council has published the tender for the €6.3 million scheme which is expected to take about 15 months to construct.
The long-awaited improvement works will involve upgrading 3.2km 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 been upgraded.
The works include, fencing, site clearance, traffic management, earthworks, drainage, pavement, signage, landscaping, kerbing and footway/cycleway construction.
Local councillor, Peter Roche says the work is due to be on schedule to start early next year.