No immediate prospect of a Sallins footbridge

No money available

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No immediate prospect of a Sallins footbridge

No money is available for a footbridge in Sallins

There is no sign of a mooted pedestrian bridge in Sallins.

A pedestrian bridge has been proposed which would serve a safe route for children attending the primary school. However Kildare County Council’s roads department does not a have a plan to “progress this project.”

According to the council the money to pay for the job will have to come from the National Transport Authority. Cllr Sorcha O’Neill who asked for details about the plan at a Naas Municipal District meeting was less than enthusiastic about the prospect of securing money from the NTA.

“This (project) won’t rank extremely high on the NTA radar,” she said asking if other sources of funding such as that allocated for rural regeneration could be used.

KCC official Evelyn Wright said some other funding sources could be explored but it is unlikely it would qualify for help as a rural regeneration project.

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