THE 6km stretch of the south east greenway from Glenmore to Rosbercon may open as soon as June as works progress on temporary car parks in both areas.
Speaking at the New Ross Municipal District meeting, Brian Galvin of the council’s special projects team gave an update on the €20m project, saying contracts for the works on Lots 1, 2 and 3 were awarded to Glás Civil Engineering, adding that these works are now substantially complete. Snagging works are currently ongoing.
The fencing, public lights ducting and temporary car parks for the greenway section from New Ross to Glenmore have been tendered and contracts have been awarded.
The works have commenced on-site and are expected to be completed in June.
Wexford County Council are progressing the opening of a 6km section of the Southeast Greenway from Rosbercon to Glenmore by June this year.
Prior to opening this section of the greenway, advance works are being undertaken to facilitate access for locals, including the development of temporary car parks at Rosbercon and Glenmore.
The temporary car park is at Rosbercon and is located at the old railway station site and will facilitate 48 car parking spaces and connect directly to the greenway.
The temporary car park in Glenmore will be located off local road L-7513(14) adjoining the greenway at Ballyverneen and will initially provide 12 car parking spaces.
This work is in advance of the development of a permanent car park at this site.
Contract for Lot 5a – Ferrybank to Curraghmore (5.5km) will be advertised later in March with a tender award is expected by July.
The contract for Lot 4 Mountelliott will be advertised in October with works is expected to commence on site early in 2024.
Wexford County Council’s Arts office, in partnership with the South East Greenway Project Team, has commissioned designers ‘Elements Of Action’ with visual artist Aoife Banville, to develop a pilot creative public art project for the Raheen to Glenmore section of the greenway.
This work is expected to completed prior to the opening of this section.
Cllr Bridín Murphy asked how long the works on the Red Bridge and Mountelliott tunnel section will take to complete and was told around nine months.
She said this could mean the entire greenway won’t open until 2025, an assertion Mr Galvin didn’t disagree with.