Work on two sections of the Royal Canal Greenway in Dublin City is to get underway in September and November of this year.
According to Cllr Ray McAdam, construction on the section between North Strand Road and the Phibsborough Road is planned to start in September and the work on the section between Sheriff Street Upper and the North Strand Road is to start in November.
The route will eventually be part of the Dublin to Galway Greenway, although the Dublin section is expected to have massive commuting potential.
On his website last month, Cllr McAdam said: “I have been continuing to follow up with City Council officials to ensure the planning permission approved by Councillors some months ago is implemented as quickly as possible.”
“I can now confirm that the City Council has now commenced the tender process for the selection of a contractor for PHASE II, which takes in the area between Sheriff Street Upper and the North Strand Road. It is anticipated that a Contractor will be selected by end October 2017. The Contractor procurement is a two stage process but it is expected that the selected Contractor will commence works on site in November 2017.
He added “In terms of PHASE III, which relates to the stretch of the Royal Canal between the North Strand Road and the Phibsborough Road, tenders for the procurement of a Contractor [were] issued in May 2017. From speaking with the officials, I understand the procurement process for this project will be shorter. It is anticipated that the Contractor will be appointed in August with the intention of commencing works on site in September 2017.”