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Offaly Route Could Soon Be Reclassified As National Road

It's believed to be a crucial development to link north and south of the county.

A stretch of road linking Tullamore to Enfield could soon be reclassified as a national road. 

The R402 passes through Ballinagar, Daingean and Edenderry and experiences traffic volumes ranging from 5,000 to 18,000 vehicles a day. 

Offaly County Council is writing to the Transport Infrastructure Ireland CEO to seek the move. 

Fianna Fáil councillor Robert McDermott says it's a crucial development to link north and south of the county:

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