‘GOOD NEWS’ FOR BORDER REGION AS N2 UPGRADE PLANS ARE UNVEILED

20 June 2019 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Michael Fisher

“We will try to bring the best design to it. This is good news for the development of the border region. The N2 road upgrade projects will enhance key North/South and regional connectivity and improve road safety.” This was the view of Patricia Monahan, Director of Services for Monaghan County Council, when she spoke to The Northern Standard on Tuesday during one of the public consultation sessions on the N2 national road scheme from Clontibret to the border near Aughnacloy.

Another opportunity for the public to review the study area and talk to the engineers from Jacobs who will be steering the plans took place yesterday at the Four Seasons Hotel. Patricia Monahan explained that the National Development Plan 2018 – 2027 had identified that the Clontibret scheme along with a section of the N2 from Castleblayney to Ardee should be progressed through the design and planning process.

It’s thought to be the biggest such project that the County Council has ever been involved in. She said the public consultation was taking place to seek feedback on the study areas and key constraints. There has been a steady stream…

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