New avenue and bridge officially opened in Maynooth, Kildare County Council confirms

The County Council of Kildare (KCC) has confirmed the opening of a new avenue and a new bridge.

New Lyreen Avenue and the Lyreen Bridge were officially opened to traffic on Monday, December 20.

Lyreen Avenue, which connects the Moyglare and Dunboyne roads is approx. 800 meters long and includes new cycle paths, walking trails, level crossings as well as signposted junctions on Dunboyne Road and Moyglare Road.

KCC said in a statement: “KCC, in conjunction with Cairn Homes plc (‘Cairn’), is delighted to welcome the opening of this portion of the development which is a key piece of infrastructure in Maynooth.

“This marks an exciting time in Maynooth … it is hoped that Lyreen Avenue and the adjacent Greenway will not only relieve the downtown area, but will connect the downtown area and the development of Mariavilla to the new educational campus currently in development. construction north of town and will benefit the community of Maynooth as a whole. “

Sonya Kavanagh, Interim Managing Director of KCC, explained: “KCC is delighted to host the official opening of the new Lyreen Avenue & Lyreen Bridge. “

“This is an important infrastructure project for Maynooth and we believe it will be of huge benefit … to deliver this,” he added.

Welcoming the opening, Kildare Naoise Ó Cearúil Councilor and Mayor Cathaoirleach said: “I am delighted to see Lyreen Avenue open today.

“As a resident of Maynooth and Mariavilla: this is a critical piece of infrastructure that will help reduce traffic in the city. Mariavilla has delivered essential housing in Maynooth and is the national example of strategic real estate developments. “

The building permit was initially granted in 2018 and since then 380 housing units and associated support infrastructure have been delivered.

Cairn said that while continuing to develop and deliver new homes in Maynooth and other locations in County Kildare, Cairn will continue to work with KCC to deliver sustainable and well-designed developments with amenities for residents.

Michael Stanley of Cairn Homes plc also said of the opening: “We are incredibly proud of our contribution to the delivery of much needed new homes to Maynooth and Kildare. “

“Cairn is committed to building not only homes, but also homes and communities that endure from generation to generation.”

He continued, “Our significant investment in funding the delivery of Lyreen Avenue demonstrates our commitment to the region as a whole. “

“We look forward to working with County Kildare Council and the community of Maynooth to continue to build inclusive and sustainable communities.”

Finally, Cllr Brendan Wyse, who is also the Mayor of the Municipal District of Clane Maynooth, said, “On behalf of the communities of Maynooth and the Municipal District of Clane Maynooth as a whole, I would like to express our thanks to the Roads and Transportation section. and KCC Planning Section for working with Cairn to provide this essential urban link in the town of Maynooth. “

The Fine Gael politician added: “We are keenly aware of the need to continue to improve the transport infrastructure in our university town as it develops, and the new Lyreen Avenue will play a major role in this. improvement.”