About the Scheme

The N2 is an important National Primary Route connecting our capital city to the border with Northern Ireland, passing through counties Dublin, Meath, Louth and Monaghan, before continuing as the A5 to Derry and onto Donegal.

Every day this route carries significant volumes of local and long-distance traffic causing congestion and delays. This is an ongoing safety concern and has a negative impact on Slane village. The road has a history of traffic accidents in Slane, resulting in injury, and even a number of road deaths. The N2 Slane Bypass is underpinned by national, local and regional policy, including Project Ireland 2040 – the National Planning Framework; Project Ireland 2040 - National Development Plan, 2018-2027, Transport Strategy for the Greater Dublin Area 2016 – 2035; and Meath’s County Development Plan 2013 – 2019.

Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) and MCC are developing a bypass of Slane Village to remove a significant sub-standard section of the existing N2 National Primary Route. This project also encompasses Traffic Management measures and Public Realm improvements within Slane, together with works on the N51 between the bypass and the village, all of which will be assessed in Phase 3 of the project development.