Fianna Fáil Councillor, John Paul Feeley has welcomed the opening of the bulk of the Beltubet By-Pass on the N3.
‘Given the weekend that this is, many hundreds of buses and cars will be leaving West Cavan and Donegal heading for Croke Park. This new road will remove the need to go through the Town of Beltubet and will be a welcome reduction in journey times for all those who use the N3.’
Following the recent completion of works at the River Erne Bridge, N3 Belturbet Bypass between Staghall Roundabout and Drumalure the contractors were able to hand over the road to Cavan County Council this making it available for use from today Friday 2nd August 2013 from 1pm.
This section of road will remove the heavy N3 traffic volumes from the streets of Belturbet in time for the Festival of the Erne taking place in the town this Bank Holiday weekend as well as accommodate the large crowds travelling from West Cavan and Donegal to Croke Park this Sunday 4th August.
‘Of course Belturbet will still be an ideal stopping point on the N3 and access and parking in the town will be easier with the reduced levels of traffic. I urge road users to continue to break the journey in Belturbet.’
The final section of the small section of the By-Pass will be open in Spring 2014 concluded Councillor Feeley.