Varadkar officially opens €61M Belturbet Bypass on N3

Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport Leo Varadkar has officially opened the N3 Belturbet Bypass which includes 6.7km of new road and a cable stay bridge across the River Erne.

The €61 million project finally takes traffic out of the town and will considerably reduce journey times along this stretch of the N3.

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“I am delighted to have the opportunity to officially open the Belturbet Bypass here in Cavan. The town had to cope with heavy traffic for years, but there was a dramatic improvement in traffic levels when the road opened to vehicles in December.

“One of our priorities for the national roads network is to separate local traffic from through traffic. I hope that this new bypass has made it a lot easier and a lot of more pleasant to cycle, walk and journey around Belturbet. Good transport infrastructure is also essential if you want to develop the local economy.

“At a time when Exchequer funding is so limited and our priority is to maintain roads and prioritise safety projects, it’s great to see a major project like this through to completion. I congratulate the NRA, Cavan County Council and the contractor for the successful delivery of this scheme.”