The entrance to the Lakepoint estate in Mullingar.

€220,000 has 'just been announced' for Lakepoint

Funding of €220,000 has “just been announced” for Lakepoint, Mullingar, a recent meeting of Municipal District of Mullingar Kinnegad was told.

An allocation of €135,000 has been approved for the upgrading of an existing path and lighting through the large green area at the estate. A further €85,000 has been allocated to create a new three-metre wide shared footpath and cycleway lining The Park to The Green.

The allocations were made under the Active Travel programme and announced in reply to Cllr Aoife Davitt.

In reply to a separate query from Cllr Michael Dollard, the July meeting of the Municipal District of Mullingar Kinnegad was told that €44,250 has been allocated to Lakepoint to construct two tabletop ramps and four speed ramps, erect five signs and renew the existing road markings where required. The work is to be done in the autumn.

Cllr Davitt welcomed the announcements. She asked that the road sweeper be deployed to the estate, where a lot of construction work has been going on. She was told that it will be swept this month and is scheduled to be swept every three months.

Cllr Davitt was delighted too that the verges at the Macetown, Mountrobert junction are to be trimmed. She remarked that it is “a very dangerous junction”.

Cllr Dollard was told that road markings close to the basketball court and resource centre at the lower end of D’Alton Park will be upgraded in the coming weeks and a public light on the lane to the rear of a property in D’Alton Park should be fixed by the end of this month.