McKee welcomes Duleek €36,000 public realm funding

Cllr Stephen McKee.

Drogheda Independent

Local Drogheda & East Meath Fianna Fail Councillor, Stephen McKee, has expressed his satisfaction with the award of funding from the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage for what will be a new Public Realm Plan for Duleek.

‘I am pleased that €36,000 has been awarded to Meath County Council towards the preparation of a Heritage-led Regeneration Plan for Duleek. This is the start of what hopefully will be a larger investment of public money into Duleek.’

‘It is clear to me that we need a co-ordinated approach to develop public infrastructure in the village, improve the environment for local business to flourish and enhance the quality of life for local residents. It will be important that adequate funding is provided to ensure that any agreed Public Realm Plan can be fully funded and that the work is fully carried out.’

‘How we manage traffic and road safety in Duleek is one major issue. I would like to see the completion of the Main Street Traffic Management Plan as soon as possible and a new pedestrian crossing down at Londis. Traffic calming is badly needed also on the Station Road, on the Longford Road, the Navan Road and out at Duleek Soccer Club at Carranstown. There are just far too many HGV's coming through the village. Long-term, the Bypass is critical. I am also seeking to secure funding under the national 'Safe Routes To School Programme' to make the route safer from the centre of Duleek out to the National Schools and to include a full cycle lane.'

‘It has been confirmed that there will be consultation amongst the general public and everyone will soon have an opportunity to have their say on the new Public Realm Plan which is exciting news for the area’ concluded McKee.