Improving and upgrading of existing greenway from Páirc Uí Chaoimh to Mahon, N40 (South Ring Road). Construction has now commenced on Phase 1 of the Passage Railway Greenway Improvement Scheme. Phase 1 relates to the section of Greenway from the N40 near Mahon Point to the Marina.
The overall aim of the project is to provide a high quality, attractive transportation and recreational route while also creating and supporting an environmental living corridor.
The project includes additional access ramps onto the greenway. These are located at the Marina, Blackrock Station, Eden and Skehard Road. The Marina access ramp will form a new gateway to the greenway. These new access points will enable safe and convenient connections between the greenway and adjoining areas. This includes disability access, access for cyclists and other users.
To facilitate the widening of the greenway and construction of these new access points it was necessary to remove a total of 46 trees however a total of 65 semi mature trees will be planted along the route plus 2000 immature trees (samplings). The new trees will be native Irish species as recommended by the project's environmental advisors. An ecologist and arborist have been employed to advise Cork City Council throughout the project.
The greenway will remain open to the greatest possible extent throughout the works however it will be necessary to close sections on a rolling base for the safety of both users and workers. Traffic management plans will be established to facilitate the safe movement of construction traffic. Pedestrian signage plus information and diversion signage will also be erected for the safety and convenience of pedestrians and cyclists.
The project will:
Start: Construction Phase commenced December 2020.
Finish: Due for completion mid 2022.
For full details on the project please follow link: www.passagegreenway.com