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.
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.