Major progress with over 20 active travel schemes in Carlow

Carlow Council in Ireland has announced progress on over 20 active travel schemes due to be completed in the county this year.

At a meeting of Carlow Municipal District, Seamus Loughlin, senior executive engineer for active travel, outlined progress on the 24 active travel projects to date, the vast majority of which are within the environs of Carlow town.

He stated that phase 1 of the River Burrin cycle track from Mill Race to Burrin Manor, which includes a railway underpass, has an initial funding of €20,000 and is expected to go to tender shortly, with a design completion date by the end of the year, reports the Carlow Nationalist.

Phase 2 from Carlow Bus Park to Burrin Road roundabout at a cost of €130,000 is also proceeding, with construction due to begin at the end of May/June and completed by September.

The cycle track on the Kilkenny Road at a cost of €150,000 is “substantially completed”, while the council is currently preparing tender documents for the design stage of phase 3 of this project, from Granby Row to Munnelly’s junction.

Consultants have been appointed for the design stage of the Tullow Road pedestrian/cycle scheme, while the €140,000 Dublin Road pedestrian/cycle scheme expects to appoint consultants by the end of the year.

Works at a cost of €108,000 are underway on the Athy Road/River Barrow and are largely complete. Work at Church Street, Graiguecullen is going to tender, while low-cost permeability schemes have been completed at The Fairways and Springfield Park, along with enhanced access at Mill Race/Green Road/IT Carlow.

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