Section 38 for Gore’s Bridge Pedestrian Improvements Scheme 2023/2024

Open23 Jan, 2024, 9:00am - 23 Feb, 2024, 11:59pm

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Section 38 Notice for Gore’s Bridge Pedestrian Improvements Scheme 2023/2024

Proposed Development

Pursuant to the provisions of Section 38 of the Road Traffic Act, 1994 as amended by the Public Transport Regulation Act, 2009 (Section 46), Carlow County Council hereby gives notice of its intention to carry out works on Gore’s Bridge consisting of the following:

  • A new raised footpath of 1.800m width to allow for the safe movement of pedestrians in both directions;
  • New pedestrian railing independent of the existing masonry parapet to protect the heritage of the bridge;
  • A new traffic light controlled shuttle system will be installed;
  • The carriageway width will be reduced to one lane of 3.250m;
  • A rubbing strip will be introduced on the downstream side of the bridge with a raised kerb to segregate the running surface;
  • Approaches to the bridge will be modified by narrowing the running lanes and calming the traffic, improving pedestrian access to the proposed footway by introducing pedestrian crossings and raised footways.

In accordance with the requirements of Article 120(1)(a) of the Planning and Development Regulations 2001 (as amended) and Section 50(1) of the Roads Act 1993 (as amended), the local authority has made a preliminary examination of the nature, size and location of the proposed development.  The authority has concluded that there is no real likelihood of significant effects on the environment arising from the proposed development and a determination has been made that an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is not required.

As per Article 120(3) where any person considers that the development proposed to be carried out would be likely to have significant effects on the environment, he or she may, at any time before the expiration of 4 weeks beginning on the date of the publication of this notice apply to An Bord Pleanála for a screening determination as to whether the development would be likely to have a significant effect on the environment.

Where Can I Get More Information?

Drawings and particulars of the proposals are available for inspection from Tuesday 23rd January2024  until Friday 23rd February 2024 inclusive, as follows:

  • At the Muinebheag Municipal District Office, McGrath Hall, Station Road, Muinebheag, Co. Carlow from 10.00am to 4.00pm.

Additionally, an Information Session will be held with representatives from Carlow County Council & Kilkenny County Council on Thursday 15th February 2024 from 4.00pm until 7.00pm at Ionad Dara, Chapel Street, Goresbridge, Co. Kilkenny, R95 D654.

Submissions & Observations

Submissions or observations with respect to the proposed development dealing with the proper planning and development of the area in which the development will be carried out may be made before 11.59pm on Friday 23rd February 2024 using one of the following methods:

in writing, to the Director Of Services, Transport Department, Carlow County Council, County Buildings, Athy Road, Carlow clearly marked Gore’s Bridge Pedestrian Improvements Scheme 2023/2024.,


online at Carlow County Council’s public consultation portal at


by email to with the subject line being clearly noted as Gore’s Bridge Pedestrian Improvements Scheme 2023/2024..

Note 1: Please make your submission by one medium only (i.e., hard copy or by email or online).

Note 2: 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


Pádraig O'Gorman,

Director of Services,

Carlow County Council.

23rd January 2024



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