Infrastructure and connectivity are key reasons in the decision process for investment in Sligo.

Check out CEO Aidan Doyle’s latest message

One of the long-term strategic goals of Sligo Chamber Industry Group is to support the funding and development of better infrastructure in our region, which is given as the number one reason in the decision process for investment.

Many things have to come together to get the required funds in place and many objectives have to align across local and central government as well as the needs of industry.

There is no magic wand but when we act together, good things can happen.

The improvement of the N4 all the way from Sligo to Dublin remains a priority and it’s a campaign that involves not just ourselves, but other Chambers and Local Authorities along the route acting with one aim. Together, we will get there.

In Sligo Chamber we work with all agencies such as Sligo County Council, IDA Ireland and others to seek agreement and win funding for the upgrading of infrastructure including projects such as the N4 and the Western Distributor Road (WDR).

All stakeholders are in agreement that the soon-to-completed WDR  project is going to prove essential in providing suitable road access and services to IDA Ireland’s 32 hectare Business Park site at Oakfield.

The completion of the WDR will enable IDA Ireland to showcase even more reasons to attract FDI investment and development in Sligo. As you can see in our video update, progress on the various projects has been swift.

Despite the current difficulties, we expect the different sections to be completed in 2020. The new WDR will help to ease congestion with options to avoid Sligo town traffic. With the inner relief road urgently running close to capacity, Brexit will also increase more traffic through Sligo.

Access from the north will be improved by the widening/strengthening of N4 Hughes Bridge. The upgrading of the N4 from Collooney to Castlebaldwin will transform an accident blackspot into a better, more effective and safer route.

We’ll keep you updated.

Aidan Doyle, CEO