Oylegate bypass extension 'logical'

Published 20/02/2016 | 00:00

Paddy Kavanagh.
Paddy Kavanagh.

NEWS of the extension of the Enniscorthy bypass beyond Oylegate was greeted at the meeting by Cllr Paddy Kavanagh.

County Manager Tom Enright said he received approval from Transport Infrastructure Ireland that the project could proceed beyond Oylegate.

Cllr Kavanagh welcomed the news, describing the decision as logical as otherwise drivers coming from Bray to Rosslare would be held up in a bottleneck in the village.

'The word is out that this is happening. We need an information meeting,' he said.

Mr Enright said a 200 metre wide corridor will be built east of Oylegate, adding that it is unlikely to be completed until after the bypass is finished.

'We have to CPO the lands and go to tender for the contractor. The fact that we have two big bypass contracts we should get a competitive price,' he added.

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