Independent Cllr Kieran McCarthy welcomes progress on the Old Rail Line works. Work on the Greenway Improvements Scheme Phase 1 is progressing well. Surfacing is now fully complete from Pairc Ui Chaoimh to Blackrock Station and from the St Michael’s Drive Ramp to the N40.
The first section of Public Lighting has been installed from Pairc Ui Chaoimh to Blackrock Station. The new access ramps from Eden, Ballinsheen Bridge and Skehard Road are currently under construction as is the new ramp from the Greenway to the Marina.
Cllr McCarthy notes: “Local people have been very patient with the works. The Marina Ramp though requires staged construction to allow for settlement of the poor underlying ground. Similarly works are ongoing at Blackrock Station”.
Cllr McCarthy concluded; “Landscaping work including tree planting will begin early in the new year. The section of the Greenway from Pairc Ui Chaoimh to the N40 flyover will re-open in the weeks ahead. However, all associated access ramps will only be fully open by early summer 2022. Completion of the Marina ramp will be delayed due to the required timeframe for settlement of soil. However it is expected to be fully complete by the end of the 2022”.