A new pedestrian and cycle bridge in Donabate has moved a step closer after Fingal County Council announced it has begun the Part 8 planning permission procedure.
The bridge will be built over the Dublin to Belfast Railway line at Corballis, Donabate.
The proposed bridge will cross over the railway line south of Donabate train station to facilitate a safe and segregated pedestrian and cycle route over.
The project will also integrate with the proposed Broadmeadow Way pedestrian and cycleway via Corballis Nature Park to Malahide and the proposed Fingal Coastal Way and will contribute towards a more sustainable way of travelling to and from Donabate.
Director of Planning and Strategic Infrastructure Matthew McAleese said the project would have massive benefits for the area.
He said: “One of the many positive aspects of this scheme is the inclusion of improved facilities for pedestrians and cyclists.
“I look forward to seeing this scheme moving onto the construction phase, which will hopefully get underway next year.”
Senior Engineer Paul Carroll added: “This project is another step in the development of a high quality sustainable transport network across Fingal.
“It will complement the other walking and cycling schemes proposed for the area including the Broadmeadow Way between Donabate and Malahide, the Fingal Coastal Way from Donabate to Balbriggan, the Baldoyle-Portmarnock Greenway and the Sutton-Malahide Greenway.”
Subject to the approval of Councillors, construction is expected to commence in spring of next year with completion due by the autumn of 2020.
The plans are on public display until October 15 and can be viewed here