By Dan Walsh
Fifteen projects across County Wexford are to share funding of €3,603,000 under the Active Travel 2021 allocations with a big emphasis on footpaths and cycle networks.
The highest allocation is €600,000 for the Beechlawn/Clonard Avenue Cycle Scheme in Wexford town; €285,000 for the Newtown Cycle Scheme in Wexford town; and €185,000 for the Monck Street Pedestrianisation Scheme in Wexford town.
€451,000 will cover footpath works in Duncannon, Ballinaboola, Killanne, Campile, Ballymitty and Bridgetown and there is €427,000 for similar works at Oylegate, New Ross, Fethard, Piercestown, Taghmon, Wellingtonbridge and Wexford town.
€200,000 is available for Rosslare Harbour to Kilrane Cycle Scheme and €20,000 for cycle repair and rest facilities at Kilmore Quay and Hook Head. And a further €20,000 for the R23 Oakland Roundabout to Kents Cross in New Ross for a pedestrian and cycle scheme.
€355,000 for a new footpaths package at Enniscorthy, Davidstown, Kiltealy, Milehouse. Ballyhogue, Clohamon and Tombrack and a similar package costing €300,000 for The Ballagh, Gorey, Ballycanew and Riverchapel.
€215,000 will be spent on transport studies and mobility plans for towns including Wexford, Enniscorthy, New Ross and Gorey and the County Cycling Network Plan; There is a further €145,000 for Light Segregation Cycle Schemes, including works in Gorey and Wexford town; €200,000 for low-cost junction tightening and pedestrian schemes; another €100,000 for low-cost permeability measures and €100,000 for the Safe to Schools Programme- Support Infrastructure.
The funding will be administered by Wexford County Council and local councillors across the districts are delighted with allocations in their regions.