Contracts for last phase of Mountcharles to Inver Road Scheme signed

Contracts for the final phase of the N56 Mountcharles to Inver Road Scheme have been signed by the Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council.

The project will not only improve the level of service and safety for all road users but will enhance the accessibility of south west Donegal and in particular, Killybegs Port.

The N56 Drumbeigh to Inver Road Scheme, located approximately 3.5km west of the village of Mountcharles, is the second and final phase of the overall €16m N56 Mountcharles to Inver Road Scheme.

The first phase, from Mountcharles to Drumbeigh, is now approaching completion.

Construction on the project which is funded by Transport Infrastructure Ireland will commence in August and is expected to open to the public in early 2021.

Wills Bros. Ltd, have been appointed contractor based on the Most Economically Advantageous Tender process.

Director of Roads and Transportation with Donegal County Council John McLaughlin explains how the works will see the existing N56 single carriageway replaced with a new Type 1 Single Carriageway including a 3.65m wide lane in each direction with 2.5m wide hard shoulders.

Works will include site clearance, fencing, safety barriers, drainage and service ducts, diversion of watermains and other utilities, accommodation works, landscaping and environmental mitigation measures.