Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: €4.3 million allocated for new bridge over N40 from Tramore Valley Park to Grange - Jan 2022

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

€4.3 million allocated for new bridge over N40 from Tramore Valley Park to Grange - Jan 2022

The Government recently announced a large number of grants for multiple Greenways, pedestrian and cycle paths and under projects. This came under the title of 'Active Travel Investment Allocations'.

A total of €46.9 million was allocated to Cork City Council projects with a further €20.4 million allocated to Cork County Council projects. Some of the projects are shown at the bottom of this post.

One of the grants was for €4.3 million for a new pedestrian bridge over the N40 South Ring Road connecting the Tramore Valley Park to Grange. I have more information about this project in a post from February 2021.

From what I understand, work on this project is going to commence in a few weeks. I don't know what the completion date is but I presume sometime in 2023?

The impact of this bridge is that it opens up the Tramore Valley Park a whole new area with lots of houses.

There was also a grant for €60,000 for a study to investigate the possibility of connecting the Kinsale Road & the Black Ash car park to the Tramore Valley Park. At present. there is no provision for pedestrians to cross the South Link Road.

It's not hard to imagine in a few years time that there will be a weekly 5k parkrun in Tramore Valley Park with people accessing it from all directions.

Some of the projects funded...

Project Code: Project Name 2022 Allocation
CCC/19/0009 Grange Road Transport Corridor & Tramore Valley (N40 bridge) €4,300,000
CCC/19/0010 Ballybrack Valley Pedestrian & Cycle Track (Phase 4) €400,000
CCC/20/0006 Glanmire Cycle Way and pedestrian improvements €1,700,000
CCC/20/0009 Passage Greenway (Ph. 2 from Mahon to Passage-west) €200,000
CCC/20/0018 Curraheen Pedestrian and Cycleway upgrade €100,000
CCC/20/0021 Passage to City Centre Greenway - Phase1 (N40 to Docklands) €3,000,000
CCC/20/0023 Half Moon Lane Improvement Scheme €100,000
CCC/21/0005 Marina Promenade Pedestrian and Cycle facilities €600,000
CCC/21/0007 Lea to Sea Cycle Route Study €200,000
CCC/21/0008 Viaduct to City Cycle Route Phase 1 (Viaduct to Kinsale Road) €220,000
CCC/21/0017 Mayfield to Glen Cycle Route €200,000
CCC/21/0018 Ballincollig to City Centre (Classes Lake to Carrigrohane) €50,000
CCC/21/0020 Donnybrook Hill Pedestrian Upgrades €550,000
CCC/21/0021 Douglas to Grange Bridge Cycle Route €350,000
CCC/21/0022 Kilcully & Upper Glanmire Pedestrian Improvement Scheme €400,000
CCC/22/xxxx Dunkettle Road Ph. 2 Pedestrian and Cycle Scheme €500,000
CCC/22/xxxx Curaheen Road Pedestrian and Cycle scheme €380,000
CCC/22/xxxx Maglin Greenway Ph. 1 €75,000
CCC/22/xxxx Glanmire to City Centre Ph. 2 Cycle Scheme (Dunkettle to City) €75,000
CCC/22/xxxx Sarsfield Road to MTU Pedestrian and Cycle Scheme €60,000
CCC/22/xxxx Sarsfield Rd to Clashduv Rd Cycle link €60,000
CCC/22/xxxx Bessboro to Mahon - Pedestrian and Cycle Scheme €60,000
CCC/22/xxxx Kinsale Rd to Tramore Valley Park - Pedestrian and Cycle Connection €60,000
CCC/22/xxxx Shanakiel/Strawberry Hill Cycle Scheme €60,000
CCC/22/xxxx Rochestown Rd to Douglas Cycle Scheme €60,000
CCO/22/xxxx Ballinacurra - Middleton Pedestrian and Cycle Route (Phase 1 Balllyanne woods Car Park to Broderick St) €1,150,000
CCO/22/xxxx Carrigaline - Ringaskiddy and Passage (Phase 1 Rafeen to Passage) €1,000,000
CCO/22/xxxx Little Island - Pedestrian and Cycling Bridge €270,000
CCO/22/xxxx Crosshaven - Pedestrian and Cyclist facilities €150,000

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