21 February 2012

Fitzgerald Welcomes funding for Clondalkin and Lucan from NTA

Minister Frances Fitzgerald TD has welcomed the announcement of local funding from the National Transport Authority for public and sustainable travel.

Speaking at the announcement, Minister Fitzgerald said “It is fantastic news that these funds are to be released. The improvement of Saggart Village Junction has been long overdue and the Old Nangor Road has caused concern for student’s safety coming from Gaelscoil Chluain Dolcain and Coláiste Chilliain."

The National Transport Authority has released €426,000 in funding for local projects as part of a wider grant of €1.681 million for South Dublin County Council. Projects included in the Clondalkin and Lucan area include part funding for the upgrade of Station Road and Saggart Village crossroads, improved pedestrian safety and traffic management on the Old Nangor Road, the completion of permeability routes in Corkagh Park and access routes into Grange Castle Business Park.

“I am especially pleased to see that €175,000 has been allocated to the design and planning of a new quality bus corridor into Grange Castle. I have toured the Pfizer plant there and have met with other local business operating out of the Grange Castle campus and seen the employment opportunities they have provided in the area. By providing greater public transport links to this area we will be helping to grow it further. This new route will be a significant boost and will further enhance the business park’s reputation, particularly as a key strategic investment site for the IDA,” concluded Fitzgerald.