Pictured with An Cathaoirleach Cllr. Sean Drew at the recent contract signing of the R135 Cycle Network Scheme Ashbourne – Northern Section scheme is Meath County Council Chief Executive, Jackie Maguire, Director of Fox Building & Civil Engineering Ltd and Martin Murray, Director of Services, Meath County Council.

The R135 Cycle Network Scheme Ashbourne – Northern Section is circa 2km in length, located to the north of Ashbourne town centre, from Dunnes Stores to the Pillo Hotel roundabout.

Works will include the upgrade of underground utilities and public lighting, the reconfiguration of the carriageway with the installation of new footpaths and cycle tracks.  New traffic signals will be installed along the R135 at the Ballybin, Castle Street and St John’s Wood junctions. There are also two toucan crossings proposed to the north and south ends of the proposed works.  The works will be delivered in 7No. separate phases in order to minimise disruption in the area.

The works will commence at Phase 1 at Dunnes Stores, while Phase 7 at the Pillo Hotel will complete the works.  Works are due to commence on the week commencing Monday, April 11th and will last for approximately 65 weeks.