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Investment in Greenways worth €4 million was welcomed by the council. Investment in Greenways worth €4 million was welcomed by the council.

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Limerick City and County Council welcomes almost €4 million further investment in greenways in the county 

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Investment in Greenways worth €4 million was welcomed by the council.

Limerick City and County Council welcomes almost €4 million further investment in greenways in the county 

Limerick City and County Council has welcomed the announcement from the government of further funding for greenways in the county.

The Minister for Transport has announced that Transport Infrastructure Ireland is to invest almost €4 million on developing our greenway network in Limerick. The largest tranche of the money €3 million is to be spent on improvement and ancillary works on the Limerick Greenway, which will be facing into its first full year of operations in 2022.

Additional funding (€950,000) is for projects much earlier in their planning stage. These include an extension to the Limerick Greenway into Limerick City Centre via Ballingrane, Adare and Patrickswell. The Limerick to Scarriff Greenway with work on the Black Bridge at UL and a route from UL to Montpelier via Castleconnell.

Another possible route from Patrickswell south to Charleville is also included.

Funding has been allocated in several categories:

Improvement Works/ Ancillary Works
Limerick Greenway (on the current 40km) €3 million

 

Projects at Concept, Feasibility and Route Selection -Next PSC Stage Gate 1
Limerick to Scarriff

Black Bridge, River Shannon

Limerick (UL) to Montpelier

 

€50,000

€200,000

UL Loop

UL to Montpelier via Castleconnell

 

€200,000

 

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Ballingrane to Patrickswell

Patrickswell to Colbert Station

Patrickswell to Charleville

Rathkeale to Ballingrane

Rathkeale – Adare – Patrickswell

€50,000

€50,000

€100,000

€50,000

€250,000

 

The total funding for Limerick amounts to €3,950,000.

Mayor of the City and County of Limerick Cllr Daniel Butler said: “The opening of the Limerick Greenway earlier this year has proved that demand for well managed and safe greenways is there and they will attract Limerick people and visitors from around the country alike. This latest stage of funding will allow us to plan for greenways in other parts of the county.”

“Greenways have the potential to spark rural rejuvenation along their routes and we would expect similar improvements for Limerick towns and villages as the greenway network continues to grow.”

A further €100,000 has been allocated to Clare to investigate the routing of a greenway from Shannon to Bunratty and then on to Limerick, and €2.5 million to Kerry to continue the Limerick Greenway from the border to Listowel.

For more information on Limerick City and County Council, see HERE 

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