€8 million NTA funding secured for Wicklow

It was recently announced that the NTA has approved funding for a number of projects in Charlesland, Delgany and Greystones, including pedestrian and cyclist upgrades.

An investment of €1.2 million has been confirmed for the Greystones Active Travel – Pathfinder project. Specifically this will look to improve pedestrian and cyclist safety at five roundabouts in Charlesland.

Cllr Stephen Stokes welcomed the news: “The R774, through Charlesland needs particular attention, due to high speeds of some vehicles. As a Charlesland resident, I see the need for this every day. There is also funding confirmation for several Safe Routes to School schemes, and other projects around the Greystones Municipal District.”

The funding announcements were made by the NTA as part of €290 million in funding to local authorities across Ireland to support the rollout of walking and cycling infrastructure in 2024. The Active Travel Investment Programme for 2024 will fund approximately 800 new and existing Active Travel projects across Ireland.

Cllr Stephen Stokes has welcomed the investment, but would like to see additional projects come to fruition over the coming years. Cllr Stokes concluded: “€8 million in funding has been awarded to Wicklow County Council in this round of funding. I would like to thank the Wicklow County Council Officials for their work on all of the funded projects. There is a lot of hard work that goes into these NTA applications. I will continue to press for more road safety improvements across Charlesland, Delgany, Greystones, Kilcoole, Killadreenan and Newcastle.”

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