Public urged to attend consultation day on key Longford-Westmeath carriageway

Public urged to attend consultation day on key Longford-Westmeath carriageway

Local residents living in the greater Ballymahon area along the border with Westmeath are being encouraged to attend a significant public consultation day ahead of the proposed upgrade of the N55.

Longford and Westmeath County Councils are holding an open forum today (Wednesday) to obtain people's views over proposed changes to the N55 between The Pigeons, Co Westmeath and Ballymahon.

It's the second time such an event has been held to select a preferred route option for the road  following initial talks back in February.

Local authority officials have now returned with up to five possible new passageways, sparking plenty of positive remarks from local politicians.

"The speed with which this is progressing is quite amazing," said Cllr Paul Ross.

That swiftness prompted the Fine Gael councillor to urge as many people as possible to attend today's second consultation at Tang Community Centre.

It all gets underway from 2-8pm. Also, check out the Leader website, www.longfordleader.ie for a closer look at the proposed route options.