The 'worst road' in Ireland is finally getting an upgrade 6 months ago

The 'worst road' in Ireland is finally getting an upgrade

€150m is being invested.

Minister for Transport Shane Ross has said that there's going to be significant investment in repairing the N4 between Collooney and Castlebaldwin, Co Sligo.

The stretch of road has been widely described as "the worst" road in in the country and this €150 million investment aims for the infrastructure to be "rebuilt to a modern standard".

Following an inquest into a crash in 2015, RTÉ reported that Sligo's county coroner described the 15km stretch of the main route between Dublin and the northwest as one of the worst in the country.

The Irish Times also stated that this particular road "has a very high accident rate with nine fatal, 10 serious and 81 minor accidents over the period from 1996 to the end of 2018".

Minister for Transport Shane Ross said that it's a “notoriously dangerous stretch of road” with a safety record that is “unacceptable”.

With regards to the specific work that's scheduled to be done, redevelopment will take place south of the N4/N17 Toberbride Roundabout at Collooney, and tie-in with the existing N4 at Cloghoge Lower townland, south of Castlebaldwin.

The road will also be upgraded to a Type 2 dual carriageway.

Transport Infrastructure Ireland CEO Michael Nolan has said the project should be completed in 2021.