N5 Charlestown-Bohola and N58 Ballyvary-Balla
||Could open : 2035||Status : Uncommitted|
With an N5 dual carriageway programmed for Castlebar to Westport, and a new single carriageway for the N26 to Ballina, it makes sense to continue these as far as the north-south Atlantic corridor. This would create a cross with the north-south part running from the N17 up to Ballina, and the east-west part originating at the N17, running west through an intersection with the N58 at the small village of Ballyvary and onwards to Westport on the west coast.
The opportunity should then be taken to rationalise routes in Mayo and the West generally. Largely for political reasons, the area is over-served with national routes.
|Origin||N5: N17 at Charlestown; N58: N17 at Knock|
|Terminates||Both: N5, in the vicinity of Bohola|
|Places Served||Swinford, Kiltamagh|
"Dual carriageway for safety reason, most crashes are caused by somebody on the wrong side of the road or somebody turning right off a carriageway."
"You had a blank slate and it doesn't make sense building single carriageway. There should be dual carriageway/motorway from Dublin to mayo sligo Donegal there should be motorway from mayo to galway."