Construction work on the next new bridge across the Garavogue River in Sligo town is expected to start at the end of this year or early next year.
That’s about three years earlier than originally thought because of a recent successful funding application under the Urban Regeneration Fund.
The so-called Eastern Bridge across the Garavogue will link the Ash Lane/Molloway Hill area to Cranmore Road.
It has been a controversial proposal; supporters say it’s a necessary piece of infrastructure while opponents have highlighted what they insist will be its lasting effect on a long-established residential area, mainly in and around Doorly Park/St Anne’s area.
Sligo County Council Director of Services Tom Kilfeather has been telling Ocean FM News how things have move faster than originally expected:
Mr Kilfeather also outlined how funding for the scheme will actually be delivered: