Funding for Cavan Town Railway Greenway will create huge amenity for Cavan – Feeley

Fianna Fáil Councillor, John Paul Feeley has warmly welcomed the allocation of € 200,000 towards the provision of a Greenway in Cavan Town under the Out-Door Recreation Infrastructure Scheme (ORIS) 2018.

‘This investment will provide a valuable amenity for the people of Cavan Town opening up part of the old railway line as a safe space for walking and cycling. It will create a new approach to the Town and will link the centre of the Town to Cavan General Hospital, Loretto College, St Patrick’s College and Cavan Institute.’

In recent years significant investment by Cavan County Council under the Road Works Programme, the Smarter Travel Initiative and other funding programmes have made major improvements from the centre of Cavan out the Cathedral and Cootehill Roads replacing footpaths and lighting and to install cycle lanes and pedestrian crossings. This latest investment will complete a link using this existing infrastructure between three of the four post-primary schools around Cavan Town, the Cavan Institute and Cavan General Hospital.

‘There have been major concerns in the Carrickane area of Cavan over recent years about the condition of Loretto Road and the safety of all road users. After much sustained lobbying on my part and that of Brendan Smith TD and the efforts of the Council Staff over a phased period much of the road has been upgraded with public lighting and footpaths has been installed. The Roads Programme for 2019 will see another section of the road towards Golf Links Road will be completed and plans are in place to widen the bridge at Loretto Road.’

‘My objective and that of my colleague, Brendan Smith TD is to complete the upgrade of the Loretto Road to link the lighting and footpaths back to those on Golf Links Road with a further link to Farnham NS. Cavan County Council have provided on a rolling basis funding but these links can only be completed with the full-cooperation of all land owners. I hope that that will be forthcoming so that the safety of all road users, especially the children attending Farnham NS and accessing Cavan General Hospital can do so safely and on roads of the highest standard.’

John Paul Feeley County Councillor Stranamorth Blacklion Co. Cavan
Tel. (087) 6989304 Sent from my iPad