Fianna Fáil TD for Wexford James Browne is calling for the development of the old N11 between Blackstoops and Scarawalsh to serve as a new industrial zone for Enniscorthy.

The Enniscorthy-based TD made the comments in light of the recent opening of the M11 extension between Gorey and Enniscorthy.

“Steps should be taken to ensure that a new industrial area can grow between Blackstoops and Enniscorthy. This is a very attractive location, which can easily become a significant driver for employment in the greater Enniscorthy area”, Deputy Browne explained.

“For many years the Old Dublin Road has served as a hub of industrial activity. It’s important that the County Council ensures that the services and resources are in place to enable the development of the area between Blackstoops and Scarawalsh”.

Deputy Browne views the new bypass as a game-changer for Enniscorthy, which can fuel economic growth within Enniscorthy town and its district.

“The bypass should bring many positive benefits for Enniscorthy. With less traffic in the town, motorists from rural areas will have better access to parking, which in turn makes it easier for everyone to do their business.

“Enniscorthy’s potential needs to be fully utilised. The new bypass has cut the journey between Dublin and Enniscorthy to just over one hour. I’m confident that the development of this section of the old N11 north of Enniscorthy would unleash the potential for future economic growth in Enniscorthy and its surrounding districts”, concluded Deputy Browne.