Coalisland Revitalisation Project
This project consists of environmental improvements to the Lineside area of Coalisland, creating a pedestrian walkway, linking the town centre with Gortgonis Leisure Hub.
The works to the towpath will see the area receive a landscaping make-over, with new grass and paved areas, raised planters installed, new shrubs and trees planted, new bins and seating added, while new cycle racks and new feature signage will be created at the entrance to Gortgonis.
Access to the towpath will be disrupted while the works take place.
The funding will also be used for a festive lighting scheme, allowing the purchase of a reusable Christmas tree and lighting motifs for the 47 new lampposts which were installed as part of the public realm scheme.
A new town centre brand for Coalisland is also under development as part of this project.
The Department for Communities will provide the total funding of £145,000 for this revitalisation project.
Active Travel: Coalisland and Clonoe
Coalisland: Work will include upgrade and development of the Coalisland Canal Towpath. This is an existing walking and cycling track linking the town centre to various housing developments of Coalisland. The development will include new lighting from Coalisland town centre to the Gortgonis Road, approximately one mile.
This project, alongside access points and signage on the route, will provide a safe and accessible route from the town centre to the recreational facilities for pedestrians and cyclists.
Clonoe: Work will include the development of a new footpath and safe crossing points from approximately Coney Park development to facilitate pedestrian access to Clonoe Community Centre car park.
The Department for Infrastructure (DfI) will provide an investment of £175,000 for this Active Travel project.
Coalisland Shared Spaces
This is one of four ‘shared spaces’ projects, with Cookstown, Magherafelt and Dungannon also included.
The works will provide amphitheatre seating, benches, retractable awnings, barriers and planters at the start of the Canal.
An investment of £120,000 will be provided through the PEACE IV programme.