Kildare County Council has been advised by the Department of Transport that the Naas Mobility Network Integration Project has been included in the Pathfinder Programme. The Pathfinder Programme is not a funding programme but a mechanism to support accelerated delivery by offering a suite of supports and status for those projects selected.
The Naas integrated transport infrastructure includes a 30kph zone, improved bus stop infrastructure, cycle and scooter hire and parking, a 6.2m wide main carriageway, accessible parking spaces, pedestrian crossings, outdoor seating and public realm improvements, and tree planting.
The proposed completion of a 45-meter extension of Corban’s Lane, will serve as an alternative route for traffic and act as a catalyst for the restriction of through traffic on Naas Main Street. With the removal of cars and heavy goods vehicles, the Main Street will be reshaped as the key outcome of this project to a low speed, narrow carriageway with extensive public realm areas integrated with the existing architectural heritage and fabric yielding significant streetscape improvements and completing the connection to local green infrastructure.
In summary, this project will be completed over the next 3 years and will integrate the active travel network by linking the cycle track infrastructure on the surrounding road network and support other planned town centre improvements. The Department of Transport, through a Leadership Group and Delivery Team, will support the council in seeking to accelerate delivery to the maximum extent practicable and minimise procedural delays.