The Dublin - Galway Cycleway edges closer to the west! 🚴♀️
I was delighted to attend the launch of new the Cycleway Bridge in Athlone which will bring the cycleway from Athlone Marina to Athlone Castle. The cycleway extension brings the 'Old Rail Trail' from the White Gates, at the Ballymahon Road, as far as the Marina in Athlone. The route incorporates a €4m cycleway underpass which was built beneath the active Dublin to Galway railway line at Montree.
The bridge crosses the Shannon from beside the Radisson Blu Hotel to close to the Luan Gallery. It is due for completion in November 2023!
A contact of approximately €13 million was recently awarded to Meath-based firm Jons Civil Engineering Ltd for the construction of the bridge and cantilevered boardwalks that will connect with it on both sides of the river.
It is another step forward in the completion of the Galway to Dublin Cycleway.
A decision is expected next month on the winning route from Athlone to Galway section, the wait is nearly over!