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N4 Mullingar to Longford

The proposed N4 Mullingar to Longford (Roosky) Road Scheme will upgrade 50km of the N4 National Primary Route between the recently completed N4 Dromod-Roosky Bypass and the N4 Mullingar Bypass. The scheme will bypass Newtown Forbes, Longford, Edgeworthstown, Rathowen and Ballinalack.  It will improve road safety and will reduce travel times along this section of the N4.

The Preferred Route was announced at a special meeting of Longford County Council on Monday the 30th June 2010.  There are 2 modifications from the Emerging Preferred Route which was displayed at the Public Consultation in May 2009.  These are:

  • Modification  at Carrickmoyragh, Co.Longford
  • Modification at Portnashangan, Co. Westmeath

Details of these modifications can be found on Maps No. 3 & Map 12 below.

Route Corridor Selection Report

The Route Corridor Selection Report is available for purchase:

  • Vol I - €60
  • Vol II - €70
  • Vol III - €70

Soft Copies (CD) of these volumes are also available. The Route Corridor Selection Report is also available for inspection at the public display.

What Happens Next?

The National Roads Authority has indicated that due to funding restrictions the detailed design of the scheme is suspended. Those intending to undertake a development within the corridor of the Preferred Route in particular where an application for planning approval is required are advised to consult with Longford County Council or Westmeath National Roads Design Office. If you have any queries, please contact Con Diffley on 043 3343341 or cdiffley at longfordcoco.ie

File Downloads.

Preferred Route Corridor Drawings July 2010 – Available Now

3rd Public Consultation - Emerging Preferred Route Drawings May 2009

3rd Public Consultation

2nd Public Consultation September 2008 

Second Public Consultation Maps