EASTERN GARVOGUE BRIDGE AND APPROACH ROADS SCHEME Public Information Evening and model display County Hall (Foyer), Riverside, Sligo. 21st August 2013, 4pm till 7.30pm

Media release 12th August 2013
Public Information Evening and model display
County Hall (Foyer), Riverside, Sligo.
21st August 2013, 4pm till 7.30pm

Sligo Borough Council is progressing the above scheme. In April a public consultation was held, followed by discussions with residents on-site, regarding details of the scheme and requested adjustments to the approved scheme.
Adjustments to the scheme have now been carried out, taking into considerations requests from the residents and a scale model of the bridge and area, mainly south of the river has also been prepared.
An Information Evening has been arranged in COUNTY HALL, SLIGO COUNTY COUNCIL, RIVERSIDE, SLIGO for Wednesday 21st August 2013, between 4pm and 7.30pm. The final scheme information with adjustments will be on display and team members will be available to talk about the project and adjustments. The Model will be on display in advance of the meeting from Friday morning 16th August, during office hours. The purpose of the model is to put in context the scale of the revised/new road layout and new bridge with respect to the existing environment.
The consultation process will be independently supported by the Sligo Independent Community Liaison Officer who will be present at the Information Meeting. If any resident wants third party support when talking to the Sligo Borough Council Design Team, they can contact the Independent Community Liaison Officer ( Maeve McCormack on 071-9141667) in advance. Her role is to support residents during this stage of the process.
Further public comment will be invited to establish if the proposed amendments are considered satisfactory by the local community with a closing date of Friday 30th August, 2013. Submissions to: Mr. Gary Salter, Sligo Local Authorities, Market Yard Office, Market Yard, Sligo City.
The main benefits for Sligo Residents and wider community will include much reduced journey times for walkers, cyclists and vehicles between the North and South sides of the River Garvogue in the eastern quadrant. It will significantly reduce travel distance and improve access to the many facilities on opposite sides of the river. This includes the three schools and IT Sligo on the Northeast side and three schools on the Southeast side. It will also provide better access to Sligo General Hospital from the Southeast quarter and better access to Government Buildings, County Hall, the Fire Station, Cleveragh Business and Retail Area, Doorly Park Playground and Trail, Sligo Regional Sports Centre and the newly developed Cleveragh Park facilities. The route will also greatly reduce response times for emergency services e.g., ambulance, gardai and fire services.
You can get more information on the website: http://www.sligoborough.ie/EasternGarvogeBridge/ or contact Sligo Borough Council staff members: Eamonn Brennan on 071 9111958; ebrennan@sligococo.ie or Gary Salter 071 9111962; gsalter@sligococo.ie. The Independent Community Liaison Officer, Maeve McCormack, can be contacted at 071 9141667 or sligo@housing.ie.

Maeve McCormack
Sligo Regeneration Independent Community Liaison
Phone: 071 9141667
Email: sligo@housing.ie


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