This week the contractor is beginning working on the Brackenstown cycle lanes.
The scheme was recently on public display and will provide protected cycle lanes from Swords Manor to St Cronan’s School and from the junction with the Murrough Rd to the entrance of Laurelton.
The contractor installed site works compounds at the end of May and this week work on the lanes begins. Works are due to be completed in Quarter 4 of 2022.
Works will be completed on a phased basis to minimise disruption to the local area.
Cllr Ian Carey said:
“It’s great to see the council moving forward with this work quickly following the public consultation. This is an important piece of infrastructure for the area and will allow lots of kids to bike to school safely.
“I was recently in St Cronan’s Junior School and it was great to see that the bike racks they have are full with bikes and scooters. There has been a really strong uptake in cycling amongst even the younger children in St Cronan’s and it is great that the council can support this.
“We really need to see infrastructure like this going in to every school in the Swords area. If this was to happen it would provide a really effective network for the whole town.
The council responded to the issues raised through the public consultation in a report which is available here.