The brand new pedestrian bridge over the N52 was put in final night- the final hyperlink within the Nobber to Castletown stretch of the Boyne Valley to Lakelands County Greenway.
A lot of the work on the part linking Nobber and Castletown has been accomplished and the set up of the bridge over the N52 near Cassidy’s Cross was the ultimate piece to hyperlink up the 2 sections.
Work was carried out in a single day to put in the bridge and Cllr Eugene Cassidy, who has been a driving drive behind the greenway, mentioned it can take one other two to a few weeks to complete the works on the bridge, set up the gate crossings and put down the completed floor on the greenway.
“It was sensible to see Meath County Council putting in the cycle/strolling bridge over the N52 final night time . This can be a main milestone on the journey of the Boyne Valley to Lakelands County Greenway. It connects two present strolling loops and turns them in to a 10km greenway,” mentioned Cllr Cassidy.
“This new stretch is gorgeous and the influence it can create can be immense, an amenity that folks can get pleasure from for years to come back.”
In accordance with Cllr Cassidy, the contractor for the Nobber to Kingscourt part of the greenway can be chosen subsequent week after which they watch for Transport Infrastructure Eire to provide the inexperienced mild for funding which he mentioned hopefully would not take lengthy. The part between Nobber and Kilmainhamwood, taking within the scenic Whitewood Lake, can be completed first.
The part between Castletown and Wilkinstown is because of exit to tender on the finish of subsequent week, whereas the part between Wilkinstown and Gibbstown is nearing completion. In accordance with Cllr Cassidy Meath County Council can be taking a look at placing parking on the Gibbstown gates.
The Boyne Valley to Lakelands Greenway is being developed in sections alongside the outdated Navan to Kingscourt Railway Line. Two stretches are at present open at Nobber and Castletown.