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Public consultation opens on Leitrim Blueway project

Jul 22, 2022 07:07 By Shannonside News
Public consultation opens on Leitrim Blueway project Public consultation opens on Leitrim Blueway project
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A special open day will take place in August.

A public consultation has opened for a new blueway project in Leitrim.

The local authority is hoping to develop an 11km link between Carrick-on-Shannon to Leitrim village and onto the existing Battlebridge blueway which allows access to Acres Lake in Drumshanbo.

This is phase three of the public consultation process with people now being given a chance to examine the emerging preferred route corridor.

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To date over 200 submissions have been made on the project since it began appraising this proposal in June of last year.

The new 11km route starts from Priest's Lane in the centre of Carrick-on-Shannon, proceeds to the bank of the River Shannon near the South Leitrim Water Treatment Plant and from there, follows the bank of the River Shannon (under Hartley Bridge) to Battlebridge with a connection into the centre of Leitrim Village.

It's hoped that the new pedestrian and cycleway will become a major tourism attraction for the region and also develop new access to the Acres Lake Boardwalk Trail (Walk), the Shannon Erne Blueway and the Sheemore Recreational Trail

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Public consultation on the project is underway until the 19th of August with a special open day at the Bush hotel on Thursday August 4th from 10am to 8pm.

More information can also be found carrickblueway.com with information booklets also being delivered to homes across the affected parishes and villages.

 

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