By Emma Hickey
Meath is set to receive €13.9 million in funding from the National Transport Authority, Transport Minister Eamon Ryan has said.
The investment is to be allocated to walking and travel projects across Meath in an effort to reduce use of cars and promote more sustainable transport, according to Meath County Council.
A total of €289 million has been dedicated to developing walking and cycling infrastructure throughout 2022.
Of €13.9 million allocated to Meath, €3.4 million has been dedicated to Ashbourne, for work on the Frederick Street to Ballybin Road cycle network.
€6.75 million has been marked for projects in Navan, including €2.5 million dedicated for Navan 2030 projects at Market Square, Kennedy Road and Trimgate Street.
A further €1.5 million is to be invested into the Park and Ride facility on the N51, as well as €1 million for the Proudstown Road to Trim Road cycle network.
“This is really positive news for county Meath and represents the strong commitment of this Government to invest in sustainable transport and active travel,” Minister Thomas Byrne said when speaking to the Meath Chronicle.
“Today’s allocation increase marks a huge step forward in providing green sustainable mobility options in our Meath towns and villages,” he said.
Meath has previously received over 23 million in funding from the National Transport Authority across the past ten years towards similar travel projects.