Dolan delighted as Moate pedestrian crossing finally gets the go-ahead

Athlone Mayor, John Dolan, is pictured with locals at Hogan Park, Moate, where a pedestrian crossing will be installed in the near future

Athlone Mayor, John Dolan, is pictured with locals at Hogan Park, Moate, where a pedestrian crossing will be installed in the near future

Local Fine Gael councillor and Mayor of Athlone, John Dolan, has welcomed the confirmation of funding for a new pedestrian crossing at Hogan Park GAA pitch in Moate.

“I have put in a lot of work to putting this project together since I was asked by the GAA club to help make it safer for children and others walking down to use Hogan Park,” Cllr Dolan said.

“First we had to find a route for the footpath and secure the funding from the council for the footpath. Once this was agreed, the council engineer put the application together for the €20,000 road safety grant which will bring the total cost to over €30,000.

“I want to thank the council engineers for all the help in this project and hope the improvements will make the walk to Hogan Park a much safer journey.”

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