€27,000 to upgrade busy walkway in Kilkenny city
A pedestrian walkway off one of Kilkenny’s busiest roads in need of urgent remedial works have been awarded €27,000 for its upgrade.
The pedestrian steps that connect Kilkenny’s Ring Road to the Ballyfoyle Road near Glenbawn has been ringfenced for a much needed upgrade which will be of massive benefit for the people in the are that use it daily.
The Mayor of Kilkenny, Cllr John Coonan (pictured below), confirmed: “Following representations I have received and concerns I raised regarding the ongoing deterioration over the years of this regularly used pedestrian access, I am delighted to have received confirmation from Ian Gardener, senior area engineer in KIlkenny County Council that final approval of €27,000 to carry out all necessary repairs and upgrade works required at this very important pedestrian access.
“This pedestrian access has very significant daily use and serves access to and from several routes, including Cnoc Baun, Glendine Woods, Glendine Heights, Glendine Court, Kilkenny Golf Club, Kilkenny College and the Model School back to the Castlecomer Road.
“This necessary safety upgrade will be widely welcome for people who use this essential pedestrian access point everyday,” Mayor Coonan added.