The project has attracted £130,500 of funding from the Department for Communities and Department for Infrastructure for this stage and the second phase of the work will be an extension of the boardwalk, which is being advanced as part of the Antrim Levelling Up Fund Scheme.
The project to upgrade the Antrim Boardwalk along the Six Mile Water Antrim will include:
Removal and replacement of the existing timber decking boards with new anti-slip timber decking boards;
Removal and replacement of existing street lighting along the timber boardwalk and timber path;
Removal and replacement of existing balustrade along the timber boardwalk and paved path.
The Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Councillor Billy Webb, said: “This is welcome news for our borough. These refurbishment works will bring more footfall to Antrim town centre and help us tackle the challenges of climate and environmental change by encouraging active travel whilst also proving a local business with the contract.”