New Route For N55 Upgrade Is Revealed

Written 3 weeks ago by Eoin O Donoghue

A route for the new road between Athlone and Ballymahon has been chosen.

The updated N55 will by-pass the villages of Ballykeeran, Glasson, Tubberclair and Tang and will incorporate some of the existing route.

The Council claims it’s the route that will affect the least amount of people, but there are a number of landowners and home-owners who will be affected.

The project – expected to cost at least 50 million euro – will now move onto the design stage.

Westmeath councillor Tom Farrell is welcoming the upgrade: