Longford-Westmeath Fine Gael Deputies, Gabrielle McFadden and James Bannon, along with local councillors have urged the National Road Authority (NRA) to make the N4 Longford-Mullingar (Roosky) dual carriageway scheme a top priority.
Deputies McFadden and Bannon and a number of local councillors met senior NRA executives on Friday last at a scheduled meeting in Dublin.
The Longford delegation made it clear at the meeting that the progression of the N4 Longford to Mullingar scheme must stay at the top of the agenda.
“Deputy Bannon and I have been consistently stressing the importance of securing investment and jobs for Longford but to do that, we also need a good road infrastructure.
“The meeting with the NRA also discussed the various minor works being carried out across the county.
“These include footpath and pavement improvement schemes in a number of rural villages; schemes which are clearly beneficial from a tourism perspective.
“The Government is committed to developing rural walkways and cycleways, which help open up the countryside to more visitors and tourists.
“These minor works schemes allow towns and villages to improve and enhance their streetscapes and that has to be welcomed from a tourism point of view.”