Wexford County Council, acting on behalf of Kilkenny County Council and Waterford City and County Council, proposes the development of a Greenway from Rosslare Europort to Waterford City. The route is centred around the out-of-service Rosslare Strand to Waterford rail corridor.
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Descriptions of the various sections, along the route, are outlined below:
Section 1: Rosslare Europort to Rosslare Strand
This section of the Greenway will travel mostly adjacent to the Dublin to Rosslare Europort railway line, for approximately 6.2kms. By following the railway line, severance impacts are minimised. There are also several interactions with access routes to the lands on the coastal side of the railway. At Rosslare Strand, two options are being considered:
Option 1: This involves a shared road: Cyclists and vehicular traffic would share the carriageway. There would be no significant change to vehicular traffic circulation.
Option 2: This involves a one way circulation system on Station Road, Coast Road and Mauritiustown Road, which would facilitate the introduction of high quality facilities for pedestrians and cyclists.
Section 2: Rosslare Strand to Belview
Between Rosslare Strand and Belview Port, the route is proposed to follow the existing railway corridor, which is approximately 48kms in length.
Section 3: Belview to the intersection of the New Ross to Waterford Greenway (Southeast Greenway)
This section of the Greenway is proposed to divert from the railway line, at Belview Port, where it will travel along the boundaries of fields, over 2.5km, to connect with the New Ross to Waterford Greenway (Southeast Greenway). At this point, users of the Greenway can travel 4km south to access Waterford City, or 20km north to access New Ross.
The Greenway, once complete, will form part of a proposed integrated network of Greenways, Blueways and EuroVelo routes proposed for the South East region, providing an array of recreational facilities, constructed to the highest quality standards, for enjoyment by local and visiting pedestrians and cyclists.
Significant Timelines for the Project
|December 2019||Preparation of outline design & environmental documents for planning consent|
|January 2020||Submit planning application to An Bord Pleanála|