Tenders being sought as plans for Sallins bypass and M7 upgrades move up a gear

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Tenders being sought as plans for Sallins bypass and M7 upgrades move up a gear
10:45 Sunday 13th of March 2016

The latest phase in the building of a new bypass going by Sallins and the subsequent upgrades to the M7 have begun as tenders are now being officially sought.

The bypass would help to alleviate the massive backlogs of traffic that motorists face in Sallins on an ongoing basis, while the M7 is also one of the busiest roads in Ireland during commuter hours.

Deputy James Lawless has welcomed the news that Kildare County Council have officially begun to seek tenders for the Sallins Bypass and upgrading of the M7. The project includes the M7 Naas Newbridge Bypass Upgrade, M7 Osberstown Interchange and R407 Sallins Bypass.

Deputy Lawless said “I am delighted to see this project making steady progress. I was cautious in September 2015 in welcoming funding as residents in Naas & Sallins had been promised these works since the early 1990’s. I have campaigned strenuously for years on this issue, these road projects will bring a dramatic improvement to the lives of people living in Naas and Sallins, those travelling through as well as the thousands who use the M7 everyday.

“Prospective contractors have until the 13th of May to apply to Kildare County Council and state their case. In my new role as a T.D. for Kildare North I will continue to do everything possible to monitor and lobby for this project to be completed”.

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