Footpath and Cycleway upgrading scheme, Dublin Road (R446) and Tullamore Road (R389) Kilbeggan, Co Westmeath

Closed17 Jul, 2023, 9:00am - 28 Aug, 2023, 11:59pm

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In accordance with the Planning and Development Act 2000 as amended (Part XI) and Planning and Development Regulations 2001 - 2023 (Part 8)


Location of proposed development:

The works proposed are within the confines of the existing public roads of the Dublin Road {R446) and Tullamore Road in Kilbeggan, Co. Westmeath.

Mercy Secondary School is currently constructing a new school in Kilbeggan on the R446 (Dublin Road). As part of the project, they are making provision for walking and cycling infrastructure, including the construction of a 4m shared pedestrian/cycle facility along the R446, taking in the frontage of the school site and back along the R446 towards town, to the existing speed limit gateway.

Westmeath County Council are proposing to extend the above pedestrian/cycle facilities back along the R446 to the junction with the R389 Tullamore Road (approximate length of 520m). Proposals will include for a new R446/R389 junction layout to provide for pedestrian and cyclist friendly measures which may include the signalisation of the junction. Proposal will extend down the R389 Tullamore Road and include the junction tightening and pedestrian/cyclist crossings of St Mary's Avenue and Harbour Road. The works will generally consist of the following:

Excavation of bituminous road surface, concrete footpath, soils and subsoils

Disposal of surplus Construction and Demolition waste and soil off site to an authorised waste facility

Drainage works

Importation, placement and compaction of hardcore (crushed stone)

Installation of macadam surfacing and concrete/macadam footpaths

Ducting for and provision of public lighting

Localised landscaping works

Noise and general construction disturbance during daytime hours

Works duration expected to be approximately 6 months.

Plans and Particulars of the proposed development are available for inspection at and can be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy at the offices of Westmeath County Council, Aras An Chontae, Mount Street, Mullingar, N91 FH4N from 9.30a.m. to 4.00p.m. each day, excluding weekends and Bank Holidays, from 17 July 2023 to 14 August 2023. Submissions and observations with respect to the proposed development may be made via the Council's Consultation Portal at or a written submissions or observations in relation to the proposed development, may also be submitted to Planning Section, Westmeath County Council, Aras An Chontae, Mount Street, Mullingar, N91 FH4N to arrive not later than 4.00pm on 28 August 2023.

A copy of the plans and particulars of the proposed development will also be available at Kilbeggan Branch Library during normal opening hours.

Written submissions or observations received will form part of a statutory report to be presented to a meeting of Westmeath County Council and will form part of a public document. The information contained in submissions may be available for public inspection, to be published on the Council's website and available at the Council's public counter. Details, including the names of those making submissions may be shared with relevant Council Departments or their agents involved in this Part 8 process.