New pedestrian crossings and traffic changes in Boyle

Councillors from the Boyle Municipal District will soon discuss a Part 8 planning application for a number of changes on the N61 road that runs through the town, along with works to an adjacent road way on Elphin Street.

The development will involve the implementation of a one-way system on the L50571 (the slip road that connects from the Railway Station to Elphin Street) and the realignment of the junction between the L50571 and the N61.

A zebra pedestrian crossing is to be installed on the N61 at Elphin Street – near the entrance to the Plunkett Home  – along with zebra pedestrian crossings on either end of Main Street – one at Bank of Ireland and one near Wynnes’s Bar.

Existing pedestrian crossings at Military Road and The Crescent are to be upgraded to current standards.

The project involves:

 Site clearance works
 Footpath improvements
 Pedestrian Lights
 Pavement works
 Other ancillary works including the provision of traffic signs, road markings, kerbs, street lighting and utility diversions.

There is no proposal under this plan to implement a one way system in the town centre.

According to the Local Authority, an Appropriate Assessment screening report and Environmental Impact Assessment screening report in respect of the development have been carried out and are available for inspection.

Plans and Particulars of the proposed development may be inspected or purchased (at a fee not exceeding the
reasonable cost of making a copy) for a period of four weeks from 5th March 2024 during public opening hours at the offices of Roscommon County Council, Áras an Chontae, Roscommon Town F42 VR98. Plans and particulars may also be viewed online on the Roscommon County Council website at

A submission or observation in relation to the proposed development, dealing with the proper planning and sustainable development of the area in which the development would be situated, may be made, in writing or via email before 16th April 2024, marked “Boyle Traffic Safety Scheme” and submitted to: Roscommon County Council, Roads and Transportation Department, Áras an Chontae, Roscommon Town F42 VR98 or [email protected]

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