A large section of the Waterford Greenway, under construction on a disused railway line between Dungarvan and Waterford, is to open on September 23, Waterford City & County Council said this morning.
Although many locals are already using sections of the greenway, they do so at their own risk as the route won’t be open officials until the above mentioned date. A publicity launch with ribbon cutting for the full 45km greenway is to take place in Spring 2017, ahead of the main tourist season next year.
The council said: “Waterford City & County Council is pleased to announce that a substantial section of the Waterford Greenway will open for use from the 23rd September 2016 between Dungarvan (Causeway) and Kilmacthomas (Workhouse).”
It added: “Members of the public should be aware that, from time to time, minor construction works may need to be carried out on this section of the Greenway – however advance notice will be given on social media and on the Greenway website at visitwaterfordgreenway.com.”
The council said that information on car parks and access points will be made available in time for the September opening of that section.
“Work on the remaining section from Kilmacthomas to Waterford City will continue with a view to opening for use in the near future. Updates will be posted on social media and on the Greenway website,” a council statement said.
The council said that queries about the greenway should be addressed to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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