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Wednesday, 31st May 2023

Path between Avourwen and Lagavooren a welcome first step says McGinty

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Councillor Elaine McGinty.

“In the longer-term, this area needs investment in new bus routes and active travel measures”  

Labour Party councillor Elaine McGinty has welcomed a Meath County Council proposal to construct a temporary path linking Avourwen and Lagavooren Manor housing estates with Rosevale but says that this is a “welcome first step.”

“This part of Drogheda has seen significant growth in recent years, in both housing and population but its infrastructure has not kept pace” Cllr McGinty said. 

“New footpaths, cycle lanes and bus routes are urgently needed to meet the needs of new and existing residents in the area and this proposal for a temporary footpath linking Avourwen and Lagavooren Manor to Rosevale is a welcome first step.”

“I have been working with Meath County Council for some time now to improve the walkways between these estates and while the solution being proposed is a temporary one, it is a welcome step in the right direction.  

“I am delighted that the council has now agreed to put in place a short-term solution, involving a temporary surface on two separate pathways using the existing established routes, between theses estates. 

“I hope that this will improve road safety for residents in the short-term while buying the council more time to complete the taking in charge of green space between the estates needed for a more long-term solution. 

“Any permanent solution will of course involve a public consultation process between the council and residents.” 

The local Labour councillor said: “In the longer-term, this area needs investment in new bus routes and active travel measures.”

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