North Tipperary Independent Councillor Jim Ryan has this week welcomed the news that North Tipperary County Council will be making an application to the NRA for funding under a low cost safety scheme in order to construct a footpath out to Drish Bridge.
Cllr Ryan told The Tipperary Star, “I am delighted with the response that I received from the Senior Roads Engineer when I raised this issue at our last area council meeting. I outlined the safety concerns of not having this footpath and he agreed to apply for funding in 2014.
“While there is no guarantee that the application will be successful I am happy that at long last an application for funding will be made. I have been raising this footpath issue for the past number of years and have always expressed the view that a footpath is needed. Hopefully the NRA will come back with a positive response for the council otherwise peoples lives will be put at risk due to huge amount of traffic that uses this very busy road out of Thurles,” he said.