Boland gives up­date on works in Donabate

Fingal Independent - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

AT a re­cent pub­lic meet­ing in Donabate, In­de­pen­dent coun­cil­lor, Cllr Cathal Boland gave lo­cals an up­date on var­i­ous works go­ing on across the penin­sula and ad­dressed con­cerns over the new dis­trib­u­tor road cur­rently un­der con­struc­tion.

Cllr Boland said: ‘The de­vel­op­ment of the pedes­trian cross­ing on Tur­vey Av­enue is now near­ing com­ple­tion.

‘This cross­ing will pro­vide for di­rect ac­cess to New­bridge Demesne.

‘The up­grad­ing of Pub­lic Light­ing on Tur­vey Av­enue from the Vil­lage to Beres­ford Es­tate will now be con­sid­ered in the con­text of the prepa­ra­tion of the street light­ing pro­gram for 2019.’

He added: ‘De­sign con­sul­tants were ap­pointed to pre­pare an ap­pro­pri­ate de­sign for a foot­path along the north­ern side of Tur­vey Av­enue from the pre­vi­ously pro­vided foot­path from Donabate Vil­lage to the east of the en­trance to Tur­vey Drive.

‘This is wel­come news, but un­for­tu­nately the whole process will take up­wards of eigh­teen months hav­ing ac­count of de­sign, statu­tory process, ten­der­ing and con­struc­tion.

‘It’s es­sen­tial that an ad­e­quate safe walk­way is pro­vided.

‘With the gen­eral in­crease in pop­u­la­tion, this is an im­por­tant project for the com­mu­nity.’

Ad­dress­ing the twin is­sues of hous­ing and road in­fras­truc­ture on the penin­sula, he said: ‘The visit again of Min­is­ter Mur­phy to see the work that the coun­cil is un­der­tak­ing in the de­liv­ery of in­fras­truc­ture is wel­come.

‘We trust that he fully com­pre­hends the scale of the op­er­a­tion and that he will in­sure that funds and the ne­c­es­sary sup­port are de­liv­ered by Govern­ment to mit­i­gate the ef­fects of the pro­posed large scale de­vel­op­ment which the penin­sula is un­der­go­ing and will un­dergo for the next num­ber of years.

‘There is con­cern across the com­mu­nity that the new road is a sin­gle car­riage way. The Chief Ex­ec­u­tive as­sures me that pro­vi­sion is in place to ex­tend this to a dou­ble car­riage­way as the hous­ing de­vel­op­ment war­rants it. It is up to all the pub­lic rep­re­sen­ta­tive to en­sure that the com­mit­ment is de­liv­ered on.’

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