MORE than €5m has been allocated for sustainable transport projects in Donegal by the National Transport Authority (NTA) and Minister for Transport, Eamon Ryan.
A total of 27 projects in the county will benefit from the €5,311,100 investment including €1m for a one way system in Letterkenny (Cathedral Road/Convent Road-College Row/Sentry Hill Road) along with pedestrian linkages. The announcement represents significant investment in footpath improvements right across the county including €400,000 for works in Falcarragh and Dungloe.
Today’s announcement is the first ever major active travel investment programme for rural Ireland. Welcoming the news Minister for Agriculture, Charlie McConalogue said: “The announcement today is a positive step for Donegal and provides green sustainable transport options to those in rural communities. The projects listed for Donegal will help create safer, greener and better spaces for people to live, work and visit.”
He concluded “I thank my government colleagues Ministers Ryan and Naughton, the NTA and all the local communities who are committed to these projects.”
Posted: 11:34 am March 29, 2021