The new Longford bypass was officially opened by An Taoiseach John Bruton.

In the last ten years five locations have been bypassed by development to the main Dublin Sligo road. A five kilometre stretch of road built at a cost of £7.5 million is the latest addition to the N4 route. Bypassing Longford the new road will cut travel times between the east and the west of the country.

A delay in construction meant that Longford man and former Taoiseach Albert Reynolds was not in office when the ribbon was cut. The official opening was performed by Taoiseach John Bruton.  

An RTÉ News report broadcst on 2 June 1995. The reporter is Ciaran Mullooly