The contract for the construction of the N2 Phase 3 Road Realignment scheme between Corracrin and Emyvale awarded to Gibson Bros (Ireland) Ltd and construction commenced in May 2018.
The scheme entails the realignment of 3.3km of the N2 National Primary Road between Corracrin and Emyvale. The works include the construction of a new widened carriageway, footpath, combined footway/cycleway, signage, roadmarkings, public lighting, road drainage works, safety barriers, landscaping and accommodation
Temporary Traffic and Pedestrian Management (TTPM) on the N2 carriageway will remain in-place for the duration of the scheme, a period of approximately 18 months.
This scheme is a very important road improvement scheme for Monaghan and will significantly improve safety on the N2.
The scheme has been an objective of Monaghan County Council for a number of years and with support and funding from Transport Infrastructure Ireland, (TII) and design by Consultants, Ove Arup & Partners Ireland Ltd.
Welcoming the start of the works, Chief Executive Mr. Eamonn O’ Sullivan said that the project represented a major investment in the county’s road infrastructure. It would bring significant benefits on this busy stretch of road, which carries up to 8,000 vehicles each day, both in terms of safety for road users, and enhanced accessibility for businesses and visitors alike.
Background to the N2 Realignment:
The overall N2 Monaghan to Emyvale Road Improvement project started in 2011 with the aim of improving road safety and travel quality on the existing N2 between Monaghan Town and Emyvale village. The project was undertaken in four phases to facilitate design, construction and multi-annual funding. The first phase was completed in 2011 and covered a distance of 1.5km between the townlands of Kilnadreen to Coolkill East directly north of Monaghan Town. The second and fourth phases were completed in 2014 and involved the easement/realignment and widening of 3.6km of the N2 between the townlands of Coolkill East and Corracrin. The current Corracrin to Emyvale phase, (phase 3) is the last section of these phased improvements.
Monaghan County Council Roads Department, May 2019