The Project team

The key players that Sligo County Council have engaged to deliver the project are:

Barry Transportation –acting as the Employers Representatives on site
Roadbridge Ltd –engaged to deliver the design and construction phase of the project. Roadbridge engaged the services of Fehily Timoney, Clandillon and Byrne Looby to assist in the delivery of the project.

About The Team

Sligo County Council

Sligo County Council (SCC) is the Local Authority for County Sligo. Sligo County Councils mission is to maximise economic, social, cultural and community development, deliver efficient and cost effective services in a democratic, accountable and transparent manner in partnership with local communities, voluntary and statutory agencies.

SCC comprises three Municipal Districts, the Borough District of Sligo, the Municipal District of Sligo and the Municipal District of Ballymote – Tubbercurry.

The work programme of the SCC is delivered in five Directorates:
- Planning, Community & Economic Development;
- Housing & Corporate Services;
- Enterprise;
- Infrastructure, Environment and Fire Services;
- Finance;

Under the Directorate of Infrastructure, Environment and Fire Services, the Sligo National Road Project Office (SNRPO) is responsible for the delivery of all major and minor national road improvement and realignment schemes in County Sligo. The N4 Collooney to Castlebaldwin Road Project is being progressed by the SNRPO, with the support of Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII).

Planning for this road began more than 20 years ago and a preferred route was initially selected in 2002. The SNRPO prepared all the statutory documents In-house, and in 2014, An Bord Pleanála approved planning for the Scheme with no modifications. This enabled the SNRPO to undertake advance works such as fencing, archaeological investigation, house demolition, ground investigation and diversion of overhead power cables, etc. It also enabled land purchase to commence. The Scheme involved the acquisition of 181.5 hectares of land (135 landowners) including fourteen dwelling houses.

The National Road Project Office of Sligo County Council are now managing the delivery of the construction phase of the Project and have engaged Barry Transportation Ltd. to undertake the role of Employers Representative on site. Following an extensive tendering process, Roadbridge Ltd. has been appointed to deliver the detailed design and construction phase of the Project.

The National Road Project Office of Sligo County Council look forward to working with all Parties concerned in the delivery of this much needed national road infrastructure.

Sligo County Council Website:

Transport Infrastructure Ireland’s (TII) mission is to deliver transport infrastructure and services, which contribute to the quality of life for the people of Ireland and support the country’s economic growth. Transport Infrastructure Ireland was established through a merger of the National Roads Authority and the Railway Procurement Agency under the Roads Act 2015, with effect from 01/08/15. The TII's primary function is to provide an integrated approach to the future development and operation of the national roads network and light rail infrastructure throughout Ireland. TII brings together two organisations to provide high quality transport infrastructure and services, delivering a better quality of life and supporting economic growth. The TII are working collaboratively with Sligo County council to deliver the N4 Collooney to Castlebaldwin Road Project which will become part of the National Road Network when completed.

TII Website:

Barry Transportation -Barry Transportation provides Cost Effective, Innovative Engineering Solutions to both Public and Private Clients Countrywide
In the summer of 1999 our first appointments were for the M3 Navan to Dunshaughlin and the N52 Mullingar to Belvedere schemes. A year later, we consolidated our partnership and formed an incorporated company, Halcrow Barry Limited, in August 2000.
We have over the last 18 years developed organically a large team of well qualified, very experienced and competent Engineers and Project Managers, located regionally in our offices in Castlebar, Dublin and Cork.
From the 1st of March 2018 the company formerly known as Halcrow Barry and latterly CH2M Barry is now Barry Transportation. Our teams working with you on current schemes will remain the same, we are committed to maintaining the excellent level of service on all existing projects and look forward to applying our capacity developed over the past two decades to the challenging future development of the country’s infrastructure.
A key strength is our ability to unite professional resources in the planning, development, appraisal, funding, design and supervisionof the development of transportation infrastructure projects for all modes of transport. This strength and experience enables us to provide services across all sectors covering: Roads, Airports,Pavement Design, Bridges, Railways, Tunnels, Traffic, Ports,Harbours & Maritimeand Cycle infrastructure.
We have built up a strong client base by providing advice and expertise on a wide range of issues relating to transportation engineering. Our diverse range of clients include government agencies, central and local government, contractors, architects, town planners and private sector developers.
The majority of work is repeat business, which is a testament to our ability to work within multidisciplinary teams and deliver innovative and sustainable solutions on time and within strict budgetary constraints.
The majority of work is repeat business, which is a testament to our ability to work within multidisciplinary teams and deliver innovative and sustainable solutions on time and within strict budgetary constraints.

Roadbridge - one of the leading civil engineering and construction contractors in Ireland and the UK

Roadbridge are a unique company, founded in 1967, specialising in the international delivery of complete infrastructure projects from £1m -£300m, across all sectors; for a broad range of clients and contract conditions.

Roadbridge is a stable, privately-owned company who have built our reputation upon working collaboratively with our clients; offering them a quality service and product with genuine added value.

Roadbridge is a self-performing contractor. We have the experience, capability and a proven track record in delivering major projects safely, on time and within budget.

We also own one of the largest in-house plant fleets in Europe, giving unparalleled control over project delivery.

We are founded upon the strength and experience of our people; our leaders, managers and highly experienced and trained direct labour force.

Roadbridge have brought together a construction and design team with a proven track record for delivering projects such as this Scheme. The team has a wealth of knowledge and experience from previous similar Road schemes across Ireland and the UK and is using this knowledge to develop the design which is aimed at maintaining the program, highest quality and within set budgets.

Further information on Roadbridge Ltd can be found on their website at:

Fehily Timoney - Consulting Engineers and Environmental Scientists

FT is a global management, engineering and environmental consultancy. Set-up in 1990, we have grown to be one of the largest Irish-owned independent consultancies. We have offices in Cork and Dublin and our Middle East base is in Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia.
We believe in a co-ordinated approach to problem-solving. Our engineers, scientists and designers work together providing sustainable solutions for a better world. Our commitment to high quality design has been recognised in national engineering awards and we work to ISO accredited quality standards.

We specialise in Environment, Energy, Data Management, Infrastructure, Waste Management& Planning. We are small enough to guarantee a personal service and big enough to have delivered complex, affordable & sustainable projects for local and global clients.

Clandillon - Civil Consulting, Delivering Engineering Solutions

Clandillon Civil Consulting(CCC) is dedicated to providing exceptional services to Contractors in the execution of infrastructure projects. Whether it be in Civil Engineering Design, as part of the Construction Management Team or in providing Environmental Services, CCC specialises in applying sound judgement in order to identify opportunities and provide solutions for our Clients throughout the project life cycle.

CCC have a strong track record in the delivery of critical infrastructure and were recently involved in the successful completion of the Luas Cross City and the N17N18 Gort to Tuam projects.

Byrne Looby - award-winning international engineering firm

Byrne Looby are an award-winning international engineering firm. Our highly skilled engineers take a complex problem and use critical thinking to navigate a path past any obstacles. With a team comprising specialists across eight different sectors, we have the expertise necessary to contend with challenging assignments. We are seasoned in tackling the unique complications presented by each project and we collaborate to design ingenious solutions at the frontline of industry best practice.