My second motion at yesterday’s (16th October) MD meeting; ‘That the council provides details of the application for the second bridge for Newbridge.
Report issued by Ms E Wright, Senior Executive Officer, Roads Section : ‘Kildare County Council was unsuccessful in securing funding of €11.3million from the Urban Regeneration and Development Fund for the Newbridge Southern Relief Road and Second Liffey Crossing. The proposed scheme involves the construction of a one-kilometre road, including a new bridge crossing of the River Liffey, which will link Great Connell Road and the Athgarvan Road in Newbridge. The project aims to:
- provide the essential infrastructure to support compact, consolidated development on zoned lands in Newbridge’s southeast quadrant;
- reduce traffic congestion in the town centre and facilitate a public realm scheme; and
- provide high quality walking and cycling linkages between residential areas and employment hubs in Newbridge.