Ó Fearraigh welcomes funding for Bunbeg footbridge

first_imgSinn Féin Councillor John Sheamais Ó Fearraigh has today welcomed the funding allocation of €40,000 announced this week towards the construction of a dedicated footbridge at the Clady River in Bunbeg.Cllr Ó Fearraigh, who has long campaigned for the project to be given the go ahead at the notorious accident blackspot along the R257 road, has now called on the local authority to prioritise the scheme.Cllr Ó Fearraigh said: “I very much welcome the announcement this week that €40,000 has been allocated to Donegal County Council for a footbridge in Bunbeg as part of the Specific Improvement Grant Scheme for 2018. “As many will be aware, the existing bridge at the site is part of the R257 road. The structure is quite old and its narrow design renders it unsuitable for pedestrians and cyclists to cross it safely while also trying to compete with traffic and other road users crossing the river.“Following ongoing representations from my colleague Deputy Pearse Doherty to the Minister, as well as queries I’ve raised with the local authority, I understand that the project was successful as part of grant announcements made this week by Minister Shane Ross.“This is fantastic news and this money will hopefully go some way toward progressing this badly needed project, at what is, quite a dangerous stretch of road.“The construction of a dedicated pedestrian bridge is also supported by parents of pupils who attend nearby schools and who cross the river daily on their way to and from the school each day. “I am now calling on the local authority to progress this project without delay, and I look forward to working closely with officials with the view to expedite its delivery.”Ó Fearraigh welcomes funding for Bunbeg footbridge was last modified: January 30th, 2018 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more