Eglinton Canal Active Travel Scheme

Eglinton Canal Active Travel Scheme

Eglinton Canal Active Travel Scheme Commencement Notice - Upgrading of walk ways and road routes in Galway’s Westend

Galway’s Westend will be undergoing a body of upgrading works of road routes, crossing points and pathways beginning on Monday 15 May. The works which will see the upgrading of the canal towpath, junctions and carriageways from Claddagh Road connection to Ravens Terrace and the inclusion of a raised platform between Ravens Terrace at Monahan’s Centra to Monroes and onto The Lock keepers at the beginning of the canal walkway on Dominick Street.  Resurfacing works will also take place along the entire canal towpath, to the junction on University Road (Wards Shop).

These works will facilitate Active Travel along the Eglinton Canal, from the junction on Father Griffin Road to the junction with University Road, including resurfacing the route and installation of crossing points with zebra crossings, buildouts and raised platforms at appropriate intervals.

The project will be split into 3 main sections beginning with:

·         Upper Dominick Street to Claddagh Quay

·         University Road (Wards Corner) to Presentation Road

·         Presentation Road to Dominick Street

Please refer to accompanying Public Engagement Drawing which outlines the extent works to be undertaken for the Eglinton Canal Active Trave Scheme.

Localised access will be maintained at all times, and diversion signage will be in place in advance of the works.

These works will be carried out by Jons Civil Engineering Ltd in conjunction with Galway City Council and the National Transport Authority. For more information check out 

If you have any further queries, please contact the number below.

Eoghan Vahey
Public Liaison officer



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