Final day for cycle plan

MEMBERS of the public have until close of business today to make submissions about the proposed Dundalk Smarter Travel - Schools Project.

MEMBERS of the public have until close of business today to make submissions about the proposed Dundalk Smarter Travel - Schools Project.

Submissions or observations about the plan can be made in writing to Frank Pentony, Director of Service up until Tuesday, April 12.

The controversial project provides for the loss of 16 car parking spaces on Jocelyn Street and five parking spaces on Rampart Road, immediately west of Jocelyn Drive.

The Dundalk travel and cycle scheme also provides for a range of walk and cycle infrastructural changes along the route to St Vincent’s Secondary School and Dun Dealgan NS.

The proposed works will affect Seatown Place, Jocelyn Street, Distillery Lane, Ramparts Road, Jocelyn Drive, and Jocelyn Street/Castle Road junction.

The works will include the provision of cycle lanes (segregated track), one cycle bridge over Ramparts River, speed ramps, six junction improvements, one zebra crossing, and two pelican crossings.

Changes will also be made to routes to CBS Primary School, Colaiste Ris Secondary School, Castletown Girls’ School, St Nicholas’ Monastery School, Marshes Avenue and Tom Bellew Avenue.

According to Dundalk Town Council (DTC), the project aims to make it safer for children to cycle and walk to school. However, there is some opposition to the scheme due to the loss of parking.