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November 2021

Following the second non-statutory public consultation held in February/ March 2021 it was anticipated that an Emerging Preferred Route Corridor (EPRC) would be announced in the latter part of 2021. The project team is currently in the process of reviewing the technical reports associated with the selection of the EPRC. Thereafter, it is anticipated that the EPRC will be selected and published at a third public consultation in early 2022.

Updates will be provided on the project website:

June 2021

Westmeath County Council in conjunction with Longford County Council supported by Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) has engaged the services of Causeway Geotech Limited to carry out ground investigations (probing) in selected areas across the various Route Corridor Options. Probing is a non-destructive explorative method. This work commenced on 8th June 2021 and is expected to be complete before the end of July 2021.

These investigations are being carried out in areas potentially underlain by peat or alluvium deposits. The purpose of these investigations is to confirm the likely extents and approximate thicknesses of soft ground. The results of the investigations will form part of the appraisal of the various Route Corridor Options.  An overview map of the areas where probing is being undertaken is contained within the Publications Tab.

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