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  • Northside East

A new bridge for Donabate

Monday, 7th October, 2019 1:00pm
A new bridge for Donabate

A 3D image of the proposed Donabate pedestrian bridge.

A new bridge for Donabate

A 3D image of the proposed Donabate pedestrian bridge.

FINGAL County Council has commenced the procedure to obtain planning approval for the construction of a new pedestrian and cycle bridge in Donabate.

The proposed bridge will cross the Dublin to Belfast railway line at Corballis, south of Donabate train station, thereby facilitating a safe and segregated pedestrian and cycle route over the railway line. 

It will enhance connections between the development lands at Corballis, Donabate Village, the railway station and Newbridge Demesne.

The project will also integrate with the proposed Broadmeadow Way pedestrian and cycleway, via Corballis Nature Park to Malahide and the proposed Fingal Coastal Way and will contribute towards a more sustainable way of travelling to and from Donabate.

Subject to the approval of councillors, construction is expected to commence in spring of next year with completion due by autumn 2020.

The council’s Director of Planning and Strategic Infrastructure, Matthew McAleese, said: “I am delighted to see this project, which will have massive benefits for the area, progress forward. 

“One of the many positive aspects of this scheme is the inclusion of improved facilities for pedestrians and cyclists. 

“I look forward to seeing this scheme moving onto the construction phase, which will hopefully get underway next year.”

Senior engineer Paul Carroll said the project is another step in the development of a high quality sustainable transport network across Fingal. 

“It will complement the other walking and cycling schemes proposed for the area, including the Broadmeadow Way between Donabate and Malahide, the Fingal Coastal Way from Donabate to Balbriggan, the Baldoyle-Portmarnock Greenway and the Sutton-Malahide Greenway,” said Mr Carroll.

The plans are on public display until October 15 and submissions are invited. More information is available at www.consult.fingal.ie/en/

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