Fine Gael Kildare South TD and Minister Martin Heydon has welcomed funding for outdoor infrastructure in Newbridge.


“Speaking to Council Officials this is great news for Newbridge to be successful in securing €160,000 through the Government Additional Outdoor Infrastructure initiative for the purpose of installing Parklets and Cycle Infrastructure which will greatly benefit the town. The works will include a temporary narrowing of the carriageway on Main Street Newbridge and the installation of a temporary cycle track from Station Road junction to the junction with Canning Place and the installation of public seating/parklets and cycle parking.”


The Additional Outdoor Infrastructure Fund is being administered by the National Transport Authority (NTA) as part of its overall national funding programme. These measures, combined with other government initiatives for outdoor dining and outdoor recreation infrastructure will support local authorities and ensure they have the resources they need to help communities enjoy a safe outdoor Summer.


“As we gradually emerge from restrictions, it is important that the public can enjoy designated outdoor communal spaces and facilities and this project will play an essential role in making that happen in Newbridge and I would like to acknowledge the work of Kildare County Council on a successful application. I will continue to work with and support the Public Realm team in their ongoing work to develop outdoor urban space and improving walking and cycling facilities throughout the country.”