An Bord Pleanála has approved the Galway City Ring Road project.
A statement said:
Galway County Council, Galway City Council and Transport Infrastructure Ireland all welcome An Bord Pleanála’s decision to approve the N6 Galway City Ring Road.
This is welcome news for the thousands of commuters who travel to Galway on a daily basis for employment, education, medical or other services and who find themselves at a standstill for long periods in traffic congestion.
….Councillor James Charity writes:
While a decision is finally welcome, it was with some dismay I learnt at a recent Galway City Council committee meeting that €15.6 million in Consultancy fees had been spent by state agency Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) on the application alone. The initial projection? €3m. Over 400% of an overspend that should be examined by PAC.