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New section of Omagh Riverside Walk and Cycle Path open

A newly completed section of the Riverside Walk and Cycle Path in Omagh is now open.

The major project includes a 750-metre pedestrian and cycle path connecting the existing Riverside Walk and Cycle Path to the pedestrian footpath at the Showgrounds Retail Park.

A pedestrian and cycle bridge across the River Strule has also been erected within this new section connecting the end of phase two of the walk from the St Lucia floodplain to St Patrick’s Park.

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The opening of the new section of the Riverside Walk and Cycle Path is the latest development in the project which has been designed to connect Omagh from the town centre to the Derry Road with a continuous, safe and accessible 2.4km walking and cycling route.

The existing 200 metre footpath through the Showgrounds Retail Park will be upgraded to a similar standard in the near future and will mark the completion of the multi-million pound project.

Speaking about the opening of the new 750-metre section of the Riverside Walk, chairman of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Councillor Howard Thornton, said he hoped people would now choose to walk or cycle.

He said, “The opening of the new section of the Riverside Walk and Cycle Path represents another significant milestone within this important project for Omagh which is helping to connect Omagh town centre to Strathroy and to bring the local community together.

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