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Tuesday 2 September 2014

Road works

Published 01/01/2014 | 05:28

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THE ROAD closure at Oldbridge to facilitate the Boyne Cycleway is expected to be lifted late in January, with traffic flow returned fully in February.

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Consultants have been appointed and a report is due from the cycle/walking study for Laytown and Bettystown. €30,000 was allocated to the study and a draft report will be reviewed when it is received from ARUP this week.

The design of 100 car park spaces for the Laytown Park and Rode facility is still in its early stages, after receiving a funding boost of €20,000.

The appropriate assessment has been carried out and it's expected to be completed at some stage in 2014.

Footpath and pedestrian crossing works are now complete at the R150 in Duleek.

The project to drain and upgrade 35m of footpath and the pedestrian crossing had received €50,0000 in funding, however, the completion of the public lighting element will be carried out when funding becomes available.

Works were also completed at the 50m section of footpath in Stamullen, as well as public lighting upgraded, while the bus stops at Donacarney school, Bettystown, Mosney Cross and Julianstown were all upgraded at a cost of €130,000.

SOLSTICE AT NEWGRANGE

THE SUN certainly shone at Newgrange for the winners of the OPW's Winter Solstice Children's Art Competition on December 21st.

Brian Hayes TD, Minister of State with special responsibility for the Office of Public Works (OPW) welcomed the six winners of the OPW Winter Solstice Children's Art Competition to Newgrange, the second year this unique competition has taken place.

Their winning entries, including one from Co Louth, granted them access to the Chamber to witness the Winter Solstice and the sun did not disappoint.

PHIPPINES FUNDRAISER

Staff and Students at ABACAS recently held a bake sale and coffee morning in aid of the Philippines.

Over €230 was raised by their efforts which was donated to the Philippines relief fund.

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