A brief synopsis of key cycle projects in the pipeline for Navan for the year ahead
Following the NTA’s Sustainable Transport Projects grants, Navan Cycling Initiative recently met with Meath County Council to discuss the details for cycling. The National Transport Authority awarded Meath €12.8 million to provide sustainable transport options for a variety of projects including cycling. Here is a brief synopsis of key cycle projects for Navan in 2021.
The above map is based on the plans for the Navan Cycle Network, which is part of the Greater Dublin Area Cycle Network Plan. To find out more details and the full status of the network, click here.
Section: Na7 – Navan GDA Cycle Network, Proudstown Rd to Trim Road
The Council will be continuing with the detailed design process for a section of cycle route from Beechmount/Dan Shaw Road to the Solstice roundabout, with construction work anticipated to commence later this year (2021). Detailed design work is also planned for the route from the Solstice roundabout to the New Bridge (Kentstown Road), and on Convent Road as far as the entrance to the Loreto School. It also anticipated the Council will procure consultants to undertake design work and assist in making a planning application for the continuation of the Trim Road cycle scheme from Beechmount/Dan Shaw Road junction as far as Balreask Manor. As part of this element of design work, it is proposed also to include the continuation of the cycle route along the R147 from the New Bridge (Kentstown Road) to the Poolboy Bridge, up Flowerhill (to include the Round ‘O’ roundabout) and along the Proudstown Road as far as the Clonmagadden Road.
Section: Na3 – Navan GDA Cycle Network – Fairgreen to Johnstown
The Council anticipate procuring consultants to undertake design work and assist in making a planning application for a cycle route from the entrance to Loreto School on Convent Road to Athlumney Castle and onto the Kentstown Road, extending along the Kentstown Road as far as Metges Road (to link with the Johnstown Cycle Scheme).
Section: Na1 – Circular Rd to Martha’s Bridge
The Council anticipate procuring consultants to undertake design work for a cycle route from Swan Lane to the Circular Road/R147 junction, connecting with the Johnstown Cycle Scheme at Bothar Sion. It is expected that construction of the route could commence later this year.
Section: Na1 – Poolboy Bridge to Blackwater Park
The Council anticipate procuring consultants to undertake design work and assist in making a planning application for a cycle route from Poolboy Bridge (Flowerhill) to the Woodies Roundabout (junction of the proposed Local Distributor Road LDR4) which will, if granted planning approval by An Bord Pleanala, link the R147 with the Rathaldron Road (and Blackwater Park).
Other notable projects for Meath which received funding from the NTA include: (see the full list here)
- Navan – Trim Cycle Route (Boyne Greenway)
- Ratoath GDA Cycle Network – Ratoath Town Network
- Dunboyne Cycle Network Plan (Planning and Design)
- Navan 2030 – Contract 4: N51 Park and Ride
- Dunboyne to Clonee Bus and Cycle Scheme