Tuam bypass to become new starting point for iconic N17

TUAM’s new bypass, which is due to open in the Spring of 2018, will become the new southerly starting point for the N17, following the redesignation of a number of roads in the county.
The route, made famous by the Sawdoctors song of the same name in the late 1980s, will no longer stretch as far as Galway city, following the determination made by Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) to downgrade a number of roads once the new M17 motorway is opened.