Works on phase one of the Barrow Blueway are now set to commence this month after the original start date was pushed back by three weeks.
As previously reported on Afloat.ie, the scheme, when complete, will provide a multi-activity 46km off-road, flat and accessible public space and leisure route along the inland waterway running from Lowtown in Kildare, through the towns of Rathangan, Monasterevin, Vicarstown, to Athy.
This coming Tuesday 4 August will see works commence at Milltown Bridge, some 3km north of Athy, with localised closures to facilitate the upgrade of the towpath.
The duration of these works along the towpath this year, under the auspices of Kildare County Council in conjunction with Laois County Council and Waterways Ireland, will be around 16–18 weeks.
The proposed upgrade aims to improve access to the Barrow Way, both on and along the water, offering an enhanced experience to walkers, cyclists, wheelchairs users, paddlers and families.