Extensive works have commenced to provide a footpath and cycleway that will link Oranmore Train Station with the town centre. The project will include public lighting and drainage works to prevent flooding.
Government funding of €280,000 for the completion of the project was previously secured by local Fine Gael TD, Minister Hildegarde Naughton who said work is now well underway on the Coast Road.
“Extensive drainage works were required before construction could begin on the footpath, because the road has been prone to flooding,” explained the Galway West TD.
“A total of €80,000 has been secured for the installation of a drainage system that will prevent flooding in future, and work on this is now underway.
“Meanwhile, design work on the footpath is complete and a contractor is on standby to get started as soon as the drainage works can allow it. Public lighting pillars have also been installed and connected,” explained Minister Naughton [pictured above].
The €200,000 extension of footpaths and the creation of a cycleway from the town centre to the train station will make public transport more accessible and attractive for commuters travelling both to and from Oranmore for work and leisure.
“This is a very important piece of infrastructure for the town, which will encourage more people to use the excellent rail service, which will in turn reduce car journeys, pollution, and traffic congestion,” said Minister Naughton.