Opening day of major new Portlaoise road confirmed

Lynda Kiernan


Lynda Kiernan

Delayed opening day announced for major new road in Portlaoise

The new Southern Circular Route extension in Portlaoise. Photo: Leinster Express

It's official! The opening day of a major new road avoiding Portlaoise town centre is confirmed.

The Portlaoise Southern Circular Route extension will officially open this Friday November 1 at 10.30am.

The opening ceremony by Laois County Council will take place at the Abbeyleix road end of the project, after which the road will be open to the public.

It includes a link to James Fintan Lalor Avenue past the Aldi store.

The Southern Circular Route extension will form the final link to a bypass around the south of town from the Stradbally N80 road to the Mountmellick N80.

Construction began in June 2018 on the €7 million road by THM, paid by the Department of Transport.