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Kirwan Junction Upgrade Project

Kirwan Junction Upgrade Project


Galway City Council, in conjunction with Transport Infrastructure Ireland, is pleased to announce the delivery of Phase 7 of the N6 Multi-Modal Corridor Improvement Scheme: the upgrade of Kirwan Roundabout to a new signalised junction that is nearing substantial completion. The new Kirwan Junction will provide improved walking and cycling facilities; enhance connectivity at the junction; and increase safety for all road users. The project is funded by Transport Infrastructure Ireland.

Speaking about the commissioning of the junction, Uinsinn Finn, Acting Director of Services, Galway City Council, commented, “The delivery of the new Kirwan Junction is a significant project for Galway City. The previous roundabout was very difficult to navigate on foot, or by bike, and was regularly congested for bus users and motorists. The roundabout has been replaced with a 4 arm signalised junction, with upgrades to Bóthar na dTreabh, Headford Road and Sandy Road, and the diversion of the Coolough Road to form a new signalised junction with the Headford Road. Lighting upgrades and landscaping complete the project, which will support more active and sustainable travel in Galway City, in line with the Galway Transport Strategy”.

Galway City Council would like to thank local residents, businesses and road users for their understanding and cooperation during the delivery of the Kirwan Junction Upgrade project.

Details of the operation of the new junction can be found at