Community Dáil Éireann Government Infrastructure Louth

€6.3m Upgrade to Louth and East Meath Walking and Cycling Infrastructure – O’Dowd

Local Fine Gael TD, Fergus O’Dowd, has warmly welcomed news this morning that over €6.3m has been secured for Louth and East Meath Walking and Cycling Infrastructure for 2023.

Monies have been secured for key local projects such as the

  • €400k to progress the Drogheda Pathfinder Project (PQ below for reference)
  • €550k to progress the Dundalk Pathfinder Project (PQ below for reference)
  • €200k has been secured for Moneymore Active Travel elements
  • €500k to progress the Donacarney Footpath and Cycleway Scheme in East Meath
  • €300k for Bunscoil Buachaillí Réalt na Mara and Réalt Na Mara GNS
  • €415k to progress the active travel plans from the Bridge of Peace to the Drogheda Train Station
  • €250k to commence the Boyne Business Park Link Road
  • €464k to progress Active travel from the Inner Relief Rd to Riverside Walk Dublin Road Dundalk

O’Dowd said “This will be a key year in developing the active travel projects as a number of projects will be moving from the design phase to construction.

“We need to continue to frontload investment in our walking and cycling infrastructure, the government has today announced over €290m to develop our national active travel options which will see the development of almost 1,000km of new and improved walking and cycling infrastructure across the country by 2025.

O’Dowd added “Many of the local projects announced today will provide greater connectivity, reduce carbon footprints and provide more sustainable transport options into the future to local residents whilst greatly improving road safety at many of our schools.

“Reducing unnecessary traffic from our roads is key to providing a better future for all.”


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