11 June 2017:
FUNDING of €1.6 million to complete the Waterford Greenway has been secured. The allocation will facilitate the completion of works, including the Bilberry extension, additional surfacing and accommodation works.
The current 48km route stretches from Dungarvan to Bilberry, with this funding announcement paving the way for the eagerly awaited extension into the city’s quayside. The €1.6 million allocation to Waterford Council was announced Monday during the launch of a public consultation process on the future development of Greenways.
Previously, the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport awarded funding to Waterford City & County Council for two sections of the Waterford Greenway.
Under the National Cycle Network Funding Programme 2014-2016, €897,000 was awarded to deliver the Clonea to Durrow section, with a further €1.1 million awarded from the Government Stimulus Package 2014 to deliver the Kilmeaden to Bilberry section.
Funding of €552,000 was also awarded to the Council for the development of the original 4km track from Dungarvan town to Clonea as part of the Department’s funding for the Smarter Travel Demonstration Project in Dungarvan.
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