Sinn Féin Councillor Conor D. McGuinness has welcomed the opening of a public consultation on the proposed footpath connecting Ballinroad Cross with the Clonea Roundabout.
“This is a very positive step forward in the long-running campaign to get a footpath built along this busy stretch of road.
“Alongside local residents and other public representatives I have been calling for a footpath to be installed here since I was first elected. The need is very clear – connecting an important population centre with amenities, including the community hall, sports facilities, footpaths and the Greenway.
“The proposal includes 2 metre wide concrete footpaths on both sides of the L3011, leaving a 6 metre carriageway. It also included a new pedestrian crossing and improvements to the existing crossing on the Clonea Strand Road.
“It has taken a while to get to this stage but I believe the engagement from the public some weeks back regarding the proposed footpath for An Grianán served to concentrate minds – another good result for people power!
“A draft design has been published and the public are encouraged to have a look and to voice their opinion during the consultation period, which runs until 20th September. For more information on the proposal and how to make a submission visit the Council’s website or contact me directly on 087 9345603, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or through social media. Full drawings can be viewed here.