Over €18 million in funding allocated for 30 schemes
FUNDING of over €18million has been allocated by the National Transport Authority to over 30 schemes in South Dublin to help facilitate the development of various infrastructure projects in 2022.
The funding was confirmed by South Dublin County Council at a recent council meeting when councillor Charlie O’Connor tabled a question about the additional funding to progress the projects across the county.
The total amount of funding allocated by the NTA for the schemes is €18,158,485. Speaking about the announcement the council stated: “This funding will help facilitate the development of various infrastructure projects across the county, including new cycle tracks, projects such as junction improvements for cyclists and pedestrians, greenways in parks, public realm improvements, maintenance of existing facilities and accessibility improvements.
“Securing this funding is key to enable [the council] to deliver the Cycle South Dublin programme, which seeks to provide a comprehensive and connected cycle network across the county.”
Significant progress has been made to date in advancing the “now” schemes in the Cycle South Dublin programme, such as the Dodder Greenway and the N81 at Jobstown.
The 2022 funding will enable more of those schemes to be delivered and for the preliminary design work to be initiated on some significant “Soon” schemes, such as the Tallaght to Clondalkin route and the Citywest to Rathfarnham route.
Some of the projects that were allocated the funding include Grange Road phase 2, which received €2 million, Dodder Greenway Section 3 – Paths and Green Spaces was allocated €1.5 million and Dodder Greenway Section 4 – Springfield Ave & Lower Dodder Rd received €3 million.
The Airton Road Extension was allocated €500,000 to progress, Lucan Village received €300,000 and Castletymon Road – Light Segregation Scheme was allocated €300,000.