Waterford City and County Council has said that the county’s soon-to-be opened 45km Waterford Greenway will not be left disconnected from Waterford City. Last week we reported that a direct link between the greeway and the city centre will not be in place by the expected greenway opening date of March 25
Paul Daly, director of services at the roads section of Waterford City & County Council, said: “The Bilberry to Waterford City section of the Waterford Greenway will have an interim solution while we go through procedures for a long term solution. The interim solution will be a segregated and safe cycle/footpath on the existing road and footpaths from Rice Bridge to the Old Railway at Bilberry.”
He added: “The long term solution is to run the Waterford Greenway along by the river over most of this section and the council are dealing with the landowner at the moment to achieve this. At best however it is unlikely that the long term solution will have been resolved for at least six months.”
The council issued the above statement to IrishCycle.com on Wednesday but has yet to answer when it expects such an interim solution to be in place.
While sections of the greenway are currently accessible between Dungarvan and Kilmacthomas, the 45km from Dungarvan to Bilberry on the edge of Waterford City is due to be opened on March 25.
The proposed link between the end of the old railway at Bilberry and the city centre is shown in the below map: