ONCE OFF OPPORTUNITY TO WALK NEW MOTORWAY
Sam Hyland of Mitchelstown Lions Club has been on to The Avondhu to promote Sunday’s walk along the new M8 motorway.
“With the Fermoy-Mitchelstown section of the M8 due to open in just over a week the sponsored walk organised by the lions club for this Sunday is a once-off opportunity to experience the new motorway as a pedestrian.”
“The road markings are in place, the central bollards are constructed and there are just a few finishing touches before the cars, buses and HGVs start using the latest piece of infrastructure in the coming weeks,” he said.
“Sponsorship cards are being completed by the young and the not so young, indeed anyone keen to raise a few euro for local worthy causes can still get a sponsorship card and bring it along on Sunday.”
Sam continued, “However, everyone is invited along on Sunday whether you have a card or not. We would like this to be seen as a fun walk for all the family in a safe environment. Remember, there will be no traffic to worry you and there is unlimited parking on the unused part of the motorway adjoining the start point at the Ballybeg interchange.”
The start is at the interchange half way between Mitchelstown and Glocca Maura on the old N8. The walk is scheduled to commence at 2pm and participants can traverse a 2.5 mile stretch of motorway from there to the overbridge on the Ballyporeen road before taking the return route back to the start point to collect their vehicles.
The gardai will be in attendance and stewards will assist with parking.
Thursday 14th May 6:37pm