Road projects form ‘part of healthy city’


From this week's Galway City Tribune

From this week's Galway City Tribune

Road projects form ‘part of healthy city’ Road projects form ‘part of healthy city’

The removal of the Martin (Galway Clinic) roundabout and creation of a new cycle lane on the Doughiska Road have been branded “a significant investment in transport infrastructure” for the city.

At a formal launch ceremony for the two schemes this week, the City Council’s Interim Chief Executive, Patricia Philbin, said: “These projects represent a significant investment in transport infrastructure in Galway. The Martin Junction Upgrade has allowed pedestrians and cyclists improved access on some of the key arterial routes in the city.

“The Doughiska Road Cycle Network Scheme has greatly enhanced facilities for residents and visitors in this area and is a glimpse into the future for other parts of Galway as we continue to progress our ambition of improving infrastructure for all road users.”

Both projects were co-funded by the National Transport Authority and the Urban Regeneration and Development Fund.

A Council spokesperson said: “The works at Martin junction saw the conversion of a busy roundabout to a four-arm signal-controlled junction, with the provision of cycle lanes, bus priority measures, footpaths, and associated landscaping. Prior to this scheme, there were no dedicated pedestrian or cycle facilities on the Old Dublin Road.

“The Martin Junction Upgrade Project greatly improved this by providing footpaths and cycle lanes on both sides of the road. The junction also connects Roscam and Doughiska to the Galway Clinic and provides for sustainable future development of the Ardaun area where up to 4000 housing units are to be provided for.”

At the launch, Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Jack Chambers, said:

Minister Jack Chambers said: “The key linkages provided by the Doughiska Road South Cycle Network Scheme in particular will form part of the Galway City Cycle Network and ultimately contribute to a more liveable, healthier and vibrant city.”

Pictured at the launch of the Martin junction replacement and Doughiska Road cycle schemes are Minister of State at Department of Transport, Jack Chambers; Director of Services, Galway City Council, Uinsinn Finn; Mayor of Galway City, Cllr. Eddie Hoare and Colin Brandsma, Senior Programme Manager, National Transport Authority.

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