Confirmation that work is to start next month on the Lifford-Castlefin Greenway has been welcomed by local Sinn Féin Councillor, Gary Doherty.
The proposed €3.6 million pedestrian and cycle path will connect the two border towns along the N15 National Primary Road.
Speaking today, Cllr Doherty, himself a Castlefin native stated it is ‘fantastic news’ for the residents of Castlefin, Lifford and all the surrounding areas.
“A Greenway linking the towns is something that I have been advocating since I first entered Donegal County Council in 2013,” Cllr Doherty said.
“I am delighted that what was once a pipedream is becoming a reality. This project will make commuting between these two towns so much easier. Both towns have multiple links, whether that is the GP Surgery, commerce or sporting links, and to now have the option of walking/cycling in safety between the towns is such a great boost to receive.”
The council has now completed the tender process and procurement phase and has appointed ASC Civils Ltd to undertake the work. There will be multiple works sites ongoing simultaneously along the N15 during the next seven months to enable the contractor to complete the project by the completion deadline of 31st December.
“I would like to acknowledge the great support from both SEUPB and the Department of Transport in relation to funding provision to deliver this large capital project for our area and gratitude to all residents and landowners along the route for their continued engagement and positive involvement in the project. They have been instrumental in facilitating the delivery of the construction of the project,” Concluded Cllr Doherty.