Connect with us
19 new bus shelters for Limerick city and county 19 new bus shelters for Limerick city and county

Community

19 new bus shelters for Limerick city and county

Published

on

19 new bus shelters for Limerick city and county as funding has been allocated by the National Transport Authority

19 new bus shelters are to be built across Limerick city and county after the local authority was allocated €630,000 for Bus Shelter Enabling Works for 2023

The funding, which has been allocated by the National Transport Authority (NTA), will see five bus shelters constructed in Limerick’s metropolitan area and a further fourteen across the county.

It follows a successful funding application from Limerick City and County Council’s Active Travel team to the NTA, which was submitted earlier this year.

It is a significant increase on the amount of funding received by LCCC in last year’s Bus Shelter Enabling Works scheme, which totalled €100,000.


advertisement




advertisement



The funding will enable works to take place at agreed locations in the following areas:

Adare, Askeaton, Bruff, Caherconlish, Childers Road (Limerick City), Clarina, Cloghkeating (Mungret), Croagh, Croom, Golf Links Road (Castletroy), Groody Road, Hospital, Kilfinane, Kilmallock, Kilmallock Road (Limerick City), Mungret, O’Rourkes Cross, Rathkeale, and Templeglantine.

Senior Engineer with the Active Travel team at Limerick City and County Council, Sean McGlynn, commented: “We’re aware that there is a significant demand for bus shelters in Limerick and it’s why we lodged an ambitious funding application to the NTA for those facilities. We’re delighted the NTA has matched us in that ambition and I look forward to seeing construction get underway on these much-needed shelters very soon. It is a particularly significant announcement for many rural areas of Limerick, with many towns and villages to now have shelters on stream before the end of the year.”

Exact sites for each individual shelter are currently being assessed by Limerick City and County Council’s Active Travel team and designs are being prepared for each location.

Construction is due to get underway shortly and will be ongoing until the end of 2023, with the first shelter expected to be installed before the end of April.

Read similar stories here.
Find out more here.

Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the ilovelimerick.com concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.