Sunday 24 March 2019

€3.5m for Bray bridge

A public transport bridge project in Bray has been assigned funding of €3,450,000.

Minister Simon Harris announced on Monday that the Government funding has been secured and will deliver a public transport bridge across the River Gargle, linking Bray golf lands to Bray Town Centre.

The funding is being provided through the Urban Regeneration and Development Fund. 'This will be a significant improvement for the Bray community and is one that I know that it will be very welcome,' said Minister Harris.

He said that the regeneration initiative will be a driving force behind the rejuvenation of rural towns, 'I want to complement Wicklow County Council who have worked hard on the application for this funding,' said Minister Harris. 'I was delighted to work with them to secure this funding.'

Designs and a time-frame have yet to be made public.

The Bray project is part of more than €6 million worth of works to be carried out around the county under the fund.

Of the €6,721,000 for County Wicklow, €1,645,000 is allocated to Arklow Historic Town Core and €1,626,000 to Wicklow Town

Minister Andrew Doyle said that this is a huge boost to Wicklow and will enable a greater proportion of residential and mixed use developments to be delivered. within the existing built-up footprints of towns. ' It will ensure that more parts of our urban areas can become attractive and vibrant places in which people choose to live and work, as well as to invest,' said Minister Doyle.

'I would like to commend the work of the local community groups in Bray, Arklow and Wicklow for their ongoing dedication and determination to improve their area, to enhance the local community and in making Bray, Wicklow and Arklow a more attractive place to live and work.'

Bray People