The works include construction of a new Greenway 3232m long from the Newry Canal Spillway to Victoria Lock located along Middlebank Structure. Works included excavations, dry stone revetments, new fencing, construction of the new path, Rip rap, repairs to leaks in Middlebank structure and alterations to the Existing Canal Lock gates along with new ramps on and off the Existing Canal Lock gates.
The long anticipated 5.7km stretch of the New Carlingford Lough Greenway opened for use on Friday 4 May.Phase 1 of the Greenway from Newry to the Weir on the Middlebank was funded by Newry, Mourne and Down District Council through the Landfill Communities Fund administered by Ulster Wildlife.The Council, in partnership with Louth County Council, secured funding of 3.46 million euros from the European Union’s INTEREGG VA, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB), to deliver Phase 2 of the Carlingford Lough Greenway from the Weir on the Middlebank to Omeath, and from Carlingford Marina to Carlingford. Phase 2 will build on the recently completed, and already popular, Carlingford Marina to Omeath Greenway and is scheduled to be completed in 2020. Once open it will be known as the Carlingford Lough Greenway.
Posted by JMC Aerial Media on Tuesday, 29 May 2018
Ground works, Recreational Areas / Public Places