Boland gives update on works in Donabate
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.’