An additional €9 million has been allocated in funding to the Waterford-New Ross Greenway.
Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan said that the funding will provide a “step-change in the way in which we fund walking and cycling”.
“We will also support the refurbishment of the disused New Ross to Waterford Railway as part of the Greenway connecting New Ross to Waterford City which incorporates the Kilkenny Greenway,” Ryan said.
“This cycleway will ultimately form part of an extensive cycling and walking network across the South East region and provide an environmentally friendly alternative for commuters into Waterford and New Ross.”
Cillr. Michael Sheehan says it’ll be “Its a game changer that will rejuvenate New Ross and South Wexford putting new investment, energy and enterprise. This is the breakthrough we have been planning and congratulations to all involved. I’m asking the people and entrepreneurs to now engage and maximize the opportunities this will bring.”
Funding includes work to the Mountelliot tunnel and the Red Bridge. Hoped it will be linked to extensive cycling network across South East. Additional access points will be provided around Ferrybank to facilitate commuters.