Projects & Improvements

The objective of TII's capital expenditure programme is to improve the safety and efficiency of the national road network to make it fit-for-purpose for freight, business and social travel.

Road network improvements offer many benefits to our safety and lives and also underpin a range of Government policies. They help:

  • Save lives and reduce injuries
  • Reduce the cost to business and individuals of travel
  • Facilitate regional development, tourism and business investments
  • Improve environmental conditions by reducing greenhouse gas emissions
  • Remove traffic congestion from towns and villages throughout the country 

Public Private Partnerships

The Authority has a policy to implement network improvements utilising PPP projects where appropriate, for example on motorway schemes and major river crossings. Find out more about PPP.

Improvement priorities

Excellent progress has been made on upgrading the national road network in recent years, but much work is still required. The pace at which the Authority can improve the network is limited by the levels of funding made available, and unfortunately the funding levels planned for 2012-2016 are quite low.

The priorities for the Authority may be summarised as follows:   

Asset Management, Network Rehabilitation and Network Operations

The first priority after existing commitments are fulfilled is to maintain the asset value, reliability, and functionality of the network.

National Secondary Roads Improvements, Bottleneck Improvement Projects, Safety Projects and Traffic Management Projects

The National Secondary Roads Needs Study has identified the condition of, and improvement needed, for each route, together with a preliminary prioritisation. The Authority is committed to implement improvements as the funding situation permits, and has brought a number of schemes through the planning process so as to be ready to build once funding is available.

Network Improvement Projects

The investment in the national road network in recent years has vastly improved many of the busiest and most strategic national roads. These improvements have transformed the routes in question, and are delivering economic benefits that are multiples of their costs.

The 'A Decade of Progress' publication will bring you through the last ten years of progress.

Project Tracker

View the latest information on TII’s road scheme projects and network improvements.

Scheme Name - Tender County Start County Start County End County End
Motorway Service Areas (Tranche 2) Kildare Kildare
N7 Naas Newbridge Bypass Upgrade (Building on Recovery CIP 2016-2022) Kildare Kildare
Motorway Service Areas (Tranche 2) Westmeath Westmeath
Scheme Name - Planning County Start County Start County End County End
N59 Clifden to Oughterard Galway Galway
N22 Ballyvourney Macroom (Building on Recovery CIP 2016-2022) Cork Cork
N2 Slane Bypass Meath Meath
N28 Ringaskiddy to Cork (Building on Recovery CIP 2016-2022) Cork Cork
N52 Ardee Bypass Meath Louth
N56 Dungloe to Glenties (Building on Recovery CIP 2016-2022) Donegal Donegal
N5 Westport to Turlough (Building on Recovery CIP 2016-2022) Mayo Mayo
N4 Collooney / Castlebaldwin (Building on Recovery CIP 2016 - 2022) Sligo Sligo
N56 Mountcharles to Inver (Building on Recovery CIP 2016-2022) Donegal Donegal
N4/N15 Sligo Urban Road Improvement Antrim Antrim
N6 Galway City Transport Project (Building on Recovery CIP 2016-2022) Galway Galway
N8 Dunkettle Interchange (Building on Recovery CIP 2016-2022) Cork Cork
N69 Listowel Bypass Kerry Kerry
N14/N15 to A5 Link Donegal Tyrone
N59 Westport to Mulranny Mayo Mayo
N5 Ballaghaderreen Bypass to Longford Roscommon Longford
N59 Moycullen Bypass (Building on Recovery CIP 2016-2022) Galway Galway
Scheme Name - Construction County Start County Start County End County End
M11 Gorey to Enniscorthy Wexford Wexford
N86 Tralee to An Daingean Kerry Kerry
N17/N18 Gort to Tuam Galway Galway
N25 New Ross Bypass Kilkenny Wexford
Scheme Name - Suspended County Start County Start County End County End
N83 Ballyhaunis Outer Distributor Road Mayo Mayo
N59 South Westport Relief Road Mayo Mayo
N15 Lifford to Stranorlar Donegal Donegal
N2 Ashbourne to Ardee Meath Meath
M20 Cork to Limerick (Northern Section) Cork Limerick
N56 Inver to Killybegs Donegal Donegal
M20 Cork to Limerick (Southern Section) Cork Cork
N84 Ballinrobe Relief Road Mayo Mayo
N24 Ballysimon to Pallasgreen Limerick Limerick
N72 Lismore Cappoquin Waterford Waterford
N3 North of Kells to Cavan Meath Cavan
N60 Castlebar Claremorris Mayo Mayo
N5/N26/N58 Turlough to Bohola Mayo Mayo
N52 Tullamore Kilbeggan Link Westmeath Offaly
N59 Crossmolina Ballina Mayo Mayo
N22 Cork Northern Ring Road West Cork Cork
N25 Dungarvan Bypass Waterford Waterford
N17 Tuam to Claremorris Galway Mayo
N59 Ballina Relief Route Mayo Mayo
N17 Tobercurry Bypass Sligo Sligo
N17 Collooney to Tobercurry Bypass Sligo Sligo
N22 Cork Northern Ring Road East Cork Cork
N2 Castleblayney to Border
N16 Glenfarne to Glencar Leitrim Leitrim
N14 Letterkenny to Lifford Donegal Donegal
N16 Sligo to Glencar Sligo Sligo
N30 Clonroche to New Ross Wexford Wexford
N4 Carrick on Shannon to Dromod Leitrim Roscommon
N17 Knock to Tobercurry (incl. Charlestown Bypass) Mayo Sligo
N24 Mooncoin Bypass (Western Corridor) Kilkenny Kilkenny
N4 Mullingar to Longford (Roosky) Longford Westmeath
N25 Waterford to Glenmore Kilkenny Kilkenny
N24 Pallasgreen to Cahir Limerick Tipperary
N22 Macroom to Ballincollig Cork Cork
N24 Clonmel Bypass (Western Corridor) Tipperary Tipperary
N21 Adare Bypass Limerick Limerick
N56 Letterkenny Relief Road Donegal Donegal
N22 Farranfore to Killarney Kerry Kerry
N13 Letterkenny to Bridgend Donegal Donegal
N23 Castleisland to Farranfore Kerry Kerry
N53 Ballynacarry Bridge (Co. Monaghan) Monaghan Armagh
N21 Abbeyfeale to Adare Limerick Limerick
N62 Thurles Bypass Tipperary Tipperary
N81 Tallaght to Hollywood Cross Dublin Wicklow
N87 Belturbet to Ballyconnell Cavan Cavan
N13 Letterkenny to Stranorlar Donegal Donegal
N13 Stranorlar to Derry
N25 Carrigtwohill Midleton Cork Cork
N71 Bandon to Inishannon Cork Cork
N62 Roscrea Bypass Tipperary Tipperary
N24 Carrick-on-Suir Bypass Tipperary Tipperary
N15 Sligo to County Boundary Sligo Sligo
N24 Clonmel / Cahir Bypass Tipperary Tipperary
N61 Athlone to Boyle Roscommon Roscommon
N61 Boyle Town Bypass Roscommon Roscommon
N25 Midleton to Youghal Cork Cork
Scheme Name - Complete County Start County Start County End County End
N5 Ballaghaderreen Bypass Roscommon Roscommon
N40 Cork SRR Interchanges Cork Cork