Carlow Road Athy remains the priority for NTA funding
Following this mornings meeting of the Athy Municipal District, Cllr Wall welcomed confirmation from the area engineer that the provision of a footpath and repair of the Carlow road in Athy remained the priority for NTA funding for the region in 2016.
Speaking on his motion , Cllr Wall asked the Council to confirm if the land acquisition that had held up the project was now sorted and he was pleased to note that this had being completed in a reply from the area engineer. Cllr Wall also received widespread support from the other Cllrs at the meeting and a discussion then took place on further projects and their place on the list presented by the Council to the National Transportation office. In a further reply following a question by Cllr Wall, the District manager confirmed that he had met with officials of the NTA in relation to the pedestrian bridge for Athy and that a follow up meeting on site in Athy was the next stage in this much needed project for the town.
Cllr Wall closed his motion by commenting ” We have seen the benefit from NTA funding in Castledermot and Athy , we must ensure that we maximise the funding for projects in our area. As well as the two projects mentioned above, I would like to see the extension of the most welcome footpath from Castlevilla to Castledermot Cemetery as well as the provision of a car park for the village in Kildangan and the much needed safety measures to be carried out on the bridge in Kildangan village also.
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Can the Council confirm the projects that they have been short-listed for NTA funding for this year, including those for Athy, do these include the extension of the footpath to the graveyard in Castledermot, the pedestrian bridge in Athy, Carlow Road, Athy or can all councillors submit their priority projects as a matter of urgency?