N2/N51 Slane Village & Approaches Re-construction and Re-surfacing   Meath County Council have appointed a Contractor for road re-construction, road re-surfacing and drainage repair works on the N2 and N51 approaches to the centre of Slane with work having commenced on 29th July 2019. This is following a major investment in excess of €2.8m funded by Transport Infrastructure Ireland.   Works are required on the N2 from the New Graveyard on the northern end to approximately 0.5km south of Fennor Cross and along the N51 from the Garda Station on the Navan side to roughly 0.5km on the Drogheda side. Works will continue for a period of approximately 13 weeks.   Works are broken into 6 sections as follows: Section 1 – N2 from junction with N51 (The Square) to New Graveyard on Collon Rd. Duration of this Section: 5 weeks - from Week 1 to Week 5 – 29th July to 25th August
  • Stop/Go layout in place during this period.
  • Full Road Closure from 12th August to 21st August – Local Access only
Section 2 – N2 from junction with N51 (The Square) to south of Slane Bridge. Duration of this Section: 9 days – from Week 4 to Week 5
  • Full Road Closure during this period from 22nd August to 30th August – Local Access only
Section 3 – N2 from South of Fennor Cross to South of Slane Bridge. Duration of this Section: 6 weeks – from Week 6 to Week 11 from 2nd September to October 6th
  • Stop/Go layout in place
Section 4 – N51 from the junction with the N2 (The Square) towards Drogheda. Duration of this Section: 2½ weeks – from Week 6 to Week 8 from 2nd September to September15th
  • Stop/Go layout in place
Section 5 – N51 from the junction with the N2 (The Square) towards Navan Duration of this Section: 5 weeks – from Week 8 to Week 12 from 16th September to 13th October
  • Stop/Go layout in place
  • May requireN51 Road Closure in Week 8 for 5 days – 16th September for 5 days
  Section 6 – N2/N51 Junction (The Square) Duration of this section: 4 days – Week 12 – 14th October
  • Stop/Go layout in place
These sections will be followed by a Skid Resistance Surfacing on downhill sections of the N2 and on the approaches to the traffic lights.  The overall aim of the works is to improve road safety, to repair and improve existing drainage which has proved an issue historically and to increase the width of right turn lanes at junctions.   Repair of both the approach roads is required because of the deterioration of the road surface due to the significant volume of traffic, including heavy commercial vehicles, on these roads. The N2 has an Annual Average Daily Traffic count of 8,847 vehicles, with over 16% of this being Heavy Commercial Vehicles. The N51 has an Annual Average Daily Traffic Count of 5,242 with over 6% of this comprising of HCV’s.   Night time work may be required from time to time. The schedule outlined is based on the Contractor’s current programme and may be subject to change overtime.  Updates on the programme will be provided on www.meath.ie