Handover of Dublin-Galway greenway completion to TII hailed as major boost for Athlone

Plans for a bridge will connect the Dublin/Galway greenway in Athlone have been given a major boost.

The Minister has appointed Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) to complete the Dublin to Galway greenway with the new bridge in Athlone which is the vital component to connect the east and west of the country .

The project was halted in 2015 due to funding issues but will now restart and eventually link Galway to Moscow through a network of long distance cycleways across Europe called the Eurovelo.

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Welcoming the announcement, John O’Sullivan, chair of the Destination Athlone group said it was “fantastic news” for the town and entire region.