Consultants engaged by Cavan County Council to prepare plans for safety improvements at Drumsilla and adjoining junctions on the N3 have completed the design drawings and are currently preparing tender documents to be completed in early October.
The Council will then seek approval from Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) to publish the tenders with a view to it being awarded by the end of 2022.
Speaking to Northern Sound, Cathaoirleach of Cavan County Council, John Paul Feeley said, "These junctions have been the scene of all too many accidents. Too many people have been injured and lives lost; these works are essential. No work by the Council or the TII can replace responsible driving but these works will make the locations safer.
"All local councillors have pushed for the need for these works. The area staff in the Council and the Road Design Office have also worked closely with the TII in progressing the matter."
"I am delighted that we are at last making progress, this work needs to get done, hopefully early 2023 will see this safety programme completed."