THE NATIONAL
PLANNING FRAMEWORK

The National Planning Framework (NPF) is the Government’s high-level strategic plan  for shaping the future growth and development of our country out to the year 2040.

It is a framework to guide public and private investment, to create and promote opportunities for our people, and to protect and enhance our environment – from our villages to our cities, and everything around and in between”…

The N17 Knock to Collooney [AEC] Project will  support the National Strategic Outcomes of the NPF.

THE PROJECT

LOCATION

The section of existing network being examined extends (approximately) from Knock in County Mayo, to Collooney in County Sligo.

FIGURE 1: GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION

FIGURE 2: Charlestown

The Constraints Study Area (See Figure 1) encompasses a number of towns including Knock, Charlestown (See Figure 2), Bellahy, Tobercurry (See Figure 3), and Collooney as well as the villages and settlements of Kilkelly, Curry, Banada, Bunnanadden, Achrony and Ballynacarrow.

The project passes through the administrative boundaries of Mayo County Council and Sligo County Council (See Figure 1).

FIGURE 3: Tobercurry

TRAFFIC – LOCAL AREA MODEL

Transport Assessment (Local Area Model) is conducted over a larger geographical study area, expanding from Claremorris in the south, to Castlebar and Ballina in the West, Sligo in the North, and Boyle in the East.

PROJECT TEAM

Mayo County Council and Sligo County Council entered into a Section 85 Agreement, making Sligo County Council the lead Authority for the Scheme. The Sligo National Roads Project Office (Sligo PO) are the lead Project Managers and Designers, with support when required from the Mayo National Roads Office (Mayo NRO). A range of external Service Providers also form part of the team.

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