Route of €100m bypass road for Enniscorthy goes on display


The route of one of the State's most expensive bypass roads, the N11 bypass of Enniscorthy, Co Wexford, has been decided.

Known as the purple route because of its colour designation on National Roads Authority maps, it leaves the N11, north of Enniscorthy at Scarawalsh and diverts about two miles to the east of the town.

There will be a major junction with the existing regional road, the R744 before the bypass rejoins the N11 at Scurlocksbush.

The bypass will comprise a 12.2 kilometre dual carriageway. A single carriageway spur from the northern junction of the bypass will run west of the town towards Templescoby.

The route will be on public display in Enniscorthy public library until the end of June.

At €100 million the bypass is one of the State's most expensive and takes up a quarter of National Roads Authority funding for the county.

The road is not expected to be completed until 2007 as detailed design and land acquisition have yet to take place. This may involve an oral hearing and possible legal challenges.