By Dan Walsh
New infrastructure such as footpaths, cycleways, public transport, landscaping and signage are included in the Enniscorthy North Business District (Old Dublin Road) masterplan costing in the region of €2 million and covering zoned land extending from the roundabouts at Blackstoops and Scarawalsh.
Last March Wexford County Council announced that Malachy Walsh & Partners were appointed to provide design services for the masterplan which was presented to members of Enniscorthy Municipal District Council at the May meeting. A public consultation process recorded comments during the ongoing design process.
At the July meeting, Bernie Quigley, Acting District Manager informed members that “a contract for the initial Phase 1 works is expected to be awarded in October.”
The masterplan is divided into Zone A and Zone B.
Zone A is the developed business district area where improvements envisaged include enhancing the existing street and road infrastructure, the formation of an active travel route, welcome signage on the approaches, landscaping with trees and low hedging and the provision of meeting or rest areas at key locations.
Zone B will consider the underdeveloped business district area and the plan makes proposals for new infrastructure and services, (footpath, cycleways, public lighting), the expansion of an active travel route around Zone A into Zone B, and a continuation of the landscaping and signage strategy.
Wexford County Council plans to develop short, medium and longer terms programmes of works to support the implementation of the programme of the masterplan and to support funding applications for the works.