Government Funding for Greenway and Bus Projects –
Fine Gael Deputy, Fergus O’Dowd, has confirmed that €750k funding has been awarded to Meath County Council for the “Boyne Greenway & Navigation Scheme” to fund a Feasibility Study, Route Option Selection, Preliminary Design & Environmental Evaluation, Land Procurement/Agreements and Part 8 Planning Process for a 26.5km section from Oldbridge Estate Entrance to Navan.
Deputy O’Dowd said: “Our local greenway will encourage tourism in the future, and will also provide a safe, segregated space for people walking and cycling.
Southgate Bus Route
As part of the Government’s July Stimulus the National Transport Authority plan to further develop the bus network for Drogheda and the communities of the Meath coast including Bettystown & Laytown). The NTA implemented the first route in mid-2016: Route D1 – Laytown via Bettystown to Drogheda.
Subsequently Route D2 was implemented in August 2019 – an enhancement to Route D1, effectively doubling frequency on the combined corridor while serving communities via Golf Links Road to Drogheda. Usage of those services (prior to Covid) has been encouraging.
The NTA now intend to introduce two new routes – Route D4 and D5 – connecting Southgate Shopping Centre to Aston Village / Ballymakenny College – 2 buses / hour on each route combining to give 4 buses / hour. §