Ward Works – The Mangala Extension Update, 8 November 2021:

An allocation of €800,000 from the National Transport earlier this year has allowed much progress on the next phase of the Ballybrack cycle scheme (phase 4).

This next phase involves the construction of circa 2.1km, 4m wide pedestrian and cycle path connecting the recently completed Ballybrack Pedestrian and Cycle Track Phases 2 & 3 with Maryborough Hill and proposed new residential developments along the route, especially in Castletreasure.

The project is slightly behind because of Covid and stoppage works in construction.

But the allocation has enabled Cork City Council to progress with a design team and it is currently preparing the detailed designs for the project.

Ground investigation work is also currently proceeding at present.

Cork City Council is hoping to be in a position to tender for the scheme in 2022.I will keep my pressure on what is a very exciting addition.