A major section of the new N3 Belturbet By-Pass will be opened in time to accommodate Donegal fans travelling this weekend to Croke Park to see their team play Mayo.
With Cavan also in Croke Park, meeting Kerry, the move will be a boost to driving time for fans from both counties.
Following the recent completion of works at the River Erne Bridge, N3 Belturbet Bypass between Staghall Roundabout and Drumalure the contractors were able to hand over the road to Cavan County Council this making it available for use from today Friday 2nd August 2013 from 1pm.
This section of road will remove the heavy N3 traffic volumes from the streets of Belturbet in time for the Festival of the Erne taking place in the town this Bank Holiday weekend as well as accommodate the large crowds travelling from West Cavan and Donegal to Croke Park this Sunday 4th August.
The final section of the small section of the By-Pass will be open in Spring 2014.