Thursday, 30 July 2020

Ceisteanna (211)

Alan Kelly

Ceist:

211. Deputy Alan Kelly asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans to extend or upgrade the Waterford greenway; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19561/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

Yesterday I announced funding of €4.5m to 26 Greenway Projects. The funding was allocated under the Carbon Tax Fund 2020 and provides support for feasibility, planning and design for Greenways around the country. I am pleased to confirm that funding of €80,000 has been allocated to Waterford City and County Council for the extension of the Greenway to Dungarvan.

Separately the National Transport Authority are providing funding to Waterford City and County Council to examine the potential to build a Greenway from Waterford to Tramore. The NTA are also providing funding to extend the Waterford Greenway from Bilberry to the City Centre. This work is ongoing.