Cabinet Approval sought for
Sustainable Development Plan for Meath

The plan avoids re-routing the M3 as it uses much of the current road scheme "footprint". By switching to the existing N3 in the sensitive Tara-Skryne Valley area, it preserves the threatened Lismullin monument and other archaeological sites, automatically resolving  the EU legal issues whilst still providing much-needed bypasses of Dunshaughlin and Navan. 
Under the plan the M3 motorway is retained to Roestown, north of Dunshaughlin, then switches to a less costly "2+1" upgrade of the existing N3 ("2+1 Through the Valley") as far as the currently-threatened amenity of Dalgan Park. North of Dalgan Park, the road would re-join the current M3 alignment, and continue also in the 2+1 format, to Carnaross, beyond Kells.

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