There is little chance of getting a footpath outside Castlefin extended to the nearby village of Liscooley.
Councillor Patrick McGowan proposed a motion at the recent Lifford-Stranorlar Municipal District (MD) that the footpath should connect both villages.
This, he said, could be done by using the existing grass verge, either by providing a hard shoulder or the construction of a new pathway.
In response, Donegal County Council’s Roads Engineer, Claire McGeever, informed Cllr McGowan that Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) is not considering constructing footpaths outside of speed limits on the National Roads.
“Any new infrastructure must be designed in accordance with national standards,” Ms McGeever explained.
However she advised that Cllr McGowan should investigate the possibility of a walkway through the council’s new Greenways Unit which is in the process of being set up.Tags: