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Second Public Consultation on Route Corridor Options on the N2 Clontibret to Border Road Scheme

Monaghan County Council is seeking feedback on the Route Corridor Options on the proposed N2 Clontibret to Border Road Scheme.

Monaghan County Council is working in association with Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) to upgrade a 28km section of the N2, called the N2 Clontibret to Border Road Scheme. Together with the other improvements planned for the N2/A5 route, the proposed road scheme will significantly improve transport connectivity along the N2 and provide safer and more efficient access to other strategic national roads.

 A first public consultation took place for the ‘Study Area and Constraints’ in June/July 2019. The key constraints within the study area have been reviewed and feedback received through the public consultation has been considered. Route Corridor Options have now been developed for the scheme. Monaghan County Council is holding the second non-statutory consultation where it is seeking the public’s feedback on these options. Two public consultation days will take place for the N2 Clontibret to Border scheme in the Four Seasons Hotel, Monaghan on the 22nd and 23rd October 2019 between 2pm and 8pm each day. Further information about the project and a feedback form can be downloaded from the project website Maps of the Route Corridor Options will be published on the website from 22nd October 2019.

 Speaking about the upcoming launch of the second public consultation, Patricia Monahan, Director of Services for Monaghan County Council, said “The development of the proposed road scheme is important to enhance key North/South and regional connectivity, to improve road safety and enhance the development of the Border region. This is our second stage of non-statutory public consultation and we are asking for feedback on proposed Route Corridor Options. I would encourage anyone with an interest in the scheme to attend our upcoming Public Consultation Events to view the proposed Route Corridor Options and if you have comments or feedback, to make a submission on the scheme. It will also be an opportunity for you to meet the Project Team who can answer any questions you may have. For those who cannot attend the public consultation events, a dedicated project website has been developed and all of the public consultation information can be downloaded from it from the 22nd October.”

 Submissions can be made electronically or by FREEPOST up until Thursday 21st November 2019 for the N2 Clontibret to Border Scheme.

 Following this month’s public consultation, an Emerging Preferred Route for the scheme will be identified which will be displayed at a future public consultation. Details of future public consultation events will be posted on the website and through media notices.

 In addition to this, Monaghan County Council is also working on a scheme to upgrade a further 32km of the N2 between Ardee and Castleblayney in Counties Louth and Monaghan, called the N2 Ardee to Castleblayney Road Scheme. This scheme will begin its second public consultation at the start of November.