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The new ramp that gives access to the old Blackrock/Mahon railway line. Picture: Denis Minihane.
The new ramp that gives access to the old Blackrock/Mahon railway line. Picture: Denis Minihane.
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Improved access to the Blackrock walkway for Mahon workers

A NEW ramp allowing access to Mahon from the old Blackrock Railway line will open this week.

The ramp connects to the Link Road near the CSPCA animals home.

It has been designed at a shallow gradient to allow ease of access for pedestrians and cyclists. Mahon has a large number of workers and the ramp allows improved access to the public amenity which connects to Blackrock, Rochestown and Passage West.

The new ramp that gives access to the Blackrock/Mahon walkway. Picture: Denis Minihane.
The new ramp that gives access to the Blackrock/Mahon walkway. Picture: Denis Minihane.
The work was funded by the National Transport Authority, designed by Cork City Council Roads Design Office and constructed by McGinty & O’Shea Ltd.

A follow-on landscaping contract, sponsored by a local developer, will be undertaken in the coming weeks.

The project is phase one of a larger plan to enhance and improve the full length of the Greenway including additional access ramps, widened and improved pavements, public lighting, CCTV and landscaping.

This larger project is currently undergoing planning, design and construction tendering scheduled for 2018.

The overall objective of the package of work is to enhance the attractiveness of the Greenway and optimise the amount of pedestrians and cyclists using it.