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October 2023

Posted by Admin on Jul 15 2024
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Galway to Athlone Cycleway

Design Services


12 September 2023


RPS Consulting Engineers were appointed to provide engineering, planning, environmental and other services on the above Cycleway, which forms part of the strategic Dublin Galway route in October 2019. Work has been ongoing since then and the Emerging Preferred Route has been identified and published. Work has also been undertaken on various other elements of the project, which will culminate in the submission of a planning application to An Bord Pleanála.


However, due to the complexity and scale of the 200km Preferred Route together with upward market pressures in recent years, RPS have advised Westmeath County Council that the project is no longer financially viable for the company, having regard to the fixed price tender sum for the contract as signed in 2019 and have sought mutual termination under the contract with immediate effect.


To minimise any delay on the project and in particular the completion of the design and environmental evaluation phase of the scheme, the parties have agreed to now enter into a process to deal with the issues to hand.


As a result of this development, Westmeath County Council as the lead authority, on behalf of the participating local authorities and TII, is exploring various approaches to identify the most appropriate and effective mechanism for progressing and delivering the scheme through the design and environmental evaluation processes.


Please note that landowner liaison will continue and will not be impacted by this process.


National Roads Office

Westmeath County Council

Last changed: Jul 15 2024 at 11:54 AM

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