Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Work continues on the new Glounthaune to Carrigtwohill walkway - March 2021

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Work continues on the new Glounthaune to Carrigtwohill walkway - March 2021

Back in February 2020, I had a post up about the new proposed walkway between Bury's Bridge near the Dunkettle interchange to Glounthaune and Carrigtwohill

Work on this project has commenced and Tim McCarthy has very kindly sent on a few photos.

As you can see, there is a nice wide path for walkers and cyclists.... and runners!

This set of photos was taken between Fitpatrick's Food Store in Glounthaune and the Elm Tree bar.

As the photo below shows, they still have a lot of work to do.

As the photos show, the main road is now reduced to two lanes with a much reduced hard shoulder.

Whenever the BHAA Cork to Cobh race returns, I would presume that the GardaĆ­ would insist that all runners will run on the new path? It's hard to imagine that they would allow runners on the road and block a lane completely.

Looking at the width of the path, there would seem to be plenty of room for runners to pass other users like walkers and cyclists.

At the moment, I'm not aware of the completion date for this project but I would assume that a lot of the work will be done by the end of 2021.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I think the reason that bit is done now is the new estate by the Garage ? Elm Tree got a promise of a new path to connect to the Railway Station in Glounthaune and the developer had to supply it.. The other bits might take a bit longer.., Not a moaner honest.. Good to see every extra metre added to cycle / walk routes