12/05/2021

Minister Pushes Ahead With Plans For Enniskillen Southern Bypass

Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon is pushing ahead with plans for the Enniskillen Southern Bypass scheme.
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Minister Mallon said: "I have made it plain that my focus is on doing what I can to improve the lives of people in Northern Ireland. have made clear my commitment to making road improvements to tackle regional imbalance, improving the economy, job opportunities, connecting communities and improving road safety. In June last year, I asked officials to work at pace to continue the development of a number of strategic road schemes, including the Enniskillen Southern Bypass. The necessary scheme development work has now been completed and I am pleased to announce a decision to proceed with the scheme in Enniskillen.

"I acutely recognise that this scheme is of significant importance to the town of Enniskillen and the surrounding area. It will provide a new transport link to the southern side of the town, improving the connection between the A4 Dublin Road and the A4 Sligo Road. The bypass will also help to significantly alleviate traffic congestion in Enniskillen town centre, reducing delays, improving average journey times by approximately 50% and improving road safety."

Progression of the scheme to construction stage will be subject to the satisfactory completion of the statutory procedures, and in securing the necessary funding in future years.

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