O'Brien Road / Ashgrove, Carlow Town, Pedestrian & Cycle Scheme

Closed12 Sep, 2022, 4:00pm - 12 Oct, 2022, 11:59pm

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O'Brien Road / Ashgrove, Carlow Town Pedestrian & Cycle Scheme

Proposed Development

As part of its 2022 Active Travel programme of works, Carlow County Council’s Roads Department, in conjunction with the National Transportation Authority (NTA), proposes to carry out upgrade works to the existing sub-standard cycleway and footpaths along the L4035 (O’Brien Road), Carlow Town. The upgrades extend over a length of approximately 450m, commencing at the Eire Og Roundabout and running alongside the Ashgrove and Mt. Leinster Park Housing Developments before terminating at the Tullow Road Roundabout.

The project will greatly improve pedestrian and cycling facilities along O’Brien Road and will improve access for vulnerable road users to nearby retail premises, educational facilities and recreational amenities.
The proposed development will consist of:
  • Site clearance of existing road verge
  • Provision of approx. 1km of new raised cycle lanes
  • Provision of approx. 1km of new / improved footpaths
  • Provision of a new bus stop
  • Upgrade of existing pedestrian crossings to accommodate pedestrians & cyclists.
  • Junction tightening
  • Road resurfacing
  • Installation of associated signage and road markings as necessary
Landscaping in the vicinity of the works will also enhance and improve the existing streetscape at the works location with no negative long term impact on the landscape and visual amenity of the area.

Where Can I Get More Information?

Plans and particulars of the proposed scheme will be available for inspection, for one month, from 12th September 2022 online at Carlow County Council’s Consultation Portal.

Submissions & Observations

Submissions may be made at https://consult.carlow.ie  To make an online submission, register for an account today.  This is a one-time process for all Carlow County Council public consultations. You will receive an email with a link to activate your registration. Click on the link to log in and make a submission.


Please be advised that submissions received may be published online.  You should ensure that no vexatious, libellous or confidential information, including confidential information relating to a third party (in respect of which the third party has not, expressly, or impliedly in the circumstances, consented to its disclosure) is included in your submission. Carlow County Council reserves the right to redact any submission or part thereof that does not comply with this requirement. Please be advised that the name of the person(s)/group(s) who made the submission may be published, but personal data will be redacted. This processing of your personal data is lawful under Article 6(1)(e) of the GDPR Regulations. The Council’s Data Protection Policy, is available at http://www.carlow.ie/wp-content/documents/uploads/Data%20Protection%20Policy%20GDPR%20Carlow%20Co%20Co%2013th%20June%202018.pdf

Submissions or observations with respect to the proposed development may be made before 23.59pm on Wednesday 12th October 2022.
Pádraig O'Gorman,
Director of Services,
Carlow County Council.
12th September 2022