It was yesterday fifteen years ago that saw the official opening of the Donegal by-pass.
The road, which cost £19M, was officially opened to traffic on July 27th, 1999.
It was the first major road scheme carried out under contract for Donegal County Council.
Other by-passes including the Mountcharles by-pass and the Bundoran/Ballyshannon by-pass would follow.
Others by-passes including Ballybofey as well as Letterkenny have been mooted but have never come to fruition.
Documents from the time show the 8.3km by-pass required 660 tonnes of steel, 4,500m3 of concrete, the excavation of two million tonnes of earth and rock as well as the acquisition of three houses and 110 acres of land.