It was confirmed yesterday that the government are to spend €4 million on the Athlone to Mullingar section of the planned Dublin to Galway greenway which will mostly follow the Royal Canal.
Stealing the thunder from the junior transport minister Alan Kelly who was set to make an announcement at around 11am today, a Fine Gael councilor and candidate for the Longford-Westmeath bye-election confirmed the spend on the project.
Cllr Gabrielle McFadden said in a statement on her website: “I am delighted to confirm €4m in funding to develop the Mullingar-Athlone cycleway project, full details of which will be announced later in the week.”
She added: “It’s clear that Westmeath County Council and all the stakeholders in this project are being justly rewarded for their efforts in expediting the initial plans for this section of the national route.”
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