Great Western Greenway - Newport Town - Public Consultation No. 1 - Constraints Study Area - May 2022

Closeddate_range11 May, 2022, 11:00am - 31 May, 2022, 5:00pm

Great Western Greenway - Newport Town


Public Consultation No. 1 - Constraints Study Area

May 2022

Mayo County Council’s National Roads Office, in conjunction with Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII), is proposing to improve the Great Western Greenway through Newport Town.

Mayo County Council invite residents of the local area, members of the public and other interested parties to participate in Public Consultation No. 1 - Study Area and Constraints for the Great Western Greenway - Newport Town project, which will take place on:

Wednesday 11th May 2022 in Hotel Newport, Newport from 11am to 7pm.

Your participation in this consultation is important and we would value any feedback which you think should be reviewed by the project team to help inform the development of the project.

Project Objectives

The project aims to:

  1. Provide a Greenway through Newport from the proposed (as part of the N59 Newport-Derradda Road Project) Great Western Greenway at Knocknageeha townland to the Great Western Greenway at Kilbride townland.
  2. Provide ancillary infrastructure that gives added value to the route and enhances the user’s practical and emotional experience (e.g. bicycle parking, car parking, trailhead, rest areas, public toilets).
  3. Improve safety for all users of this route with particular emphasis on vulnerable road users.
  4. Connect with key nodes in the area, the town centre, community facilities, businesses, housing developments and schools.
  5. Create a high-quality Greenway of international renown that can promote tourist, recreational and leisure use, as well as for commuting and school trips.
  6. Provide a facility which is Scenic, Sustainable, Strategic, substantially Segregated and Shared use, offering lots to See and do.


Constraints Study Area

The project team in Mayo National Roads Office has defined a study area and are in the process of identifying artificial and natural constraints within this area, as well as external parameters. These include (but are not limited to) Economic, Engineering and Environmental constraints.

Have Your Say

Public Consultation is now open. Mayo County Council wants to hear your views on the Study Area and Constraints to inform the design of the project.

Please examine the study area and let your comments be known by completing the Questions.


Further Information


Post:     Great Western Greenway - Newport Town Project Team, National Roads Office, Mayo County Council, Glenpark House, The Mall, Castlebar, Co. Mayo, F23 XF40

Phone: (094) 9064321 or (094) 9064315


Please submit your answers and any other feedback by 31st May 2022.


Guide to Process

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15 submissions have raised observations relating to this consultation.


Q1. What do you think of the ‘Great Western Greenway - Newport Town’ project?
Q2. If you would use the Greenway, how would you use it?
Q3. If you live or own property within the study area, is it Residential / Commercial / Farm / Other?
Q4. If you have any information in relation to the study area or key constraints that you want the project team to be aware of, please let us know:
Q5. Please identify opportunities / concerns that we may not be aware of:
Q6. Please identify key features / attractors in the town that you think that links should be provided to: