Ongoing upgrade works to Shop Street and High Street in Galway City Centre will get underway next week.
These are part of a programme of street rehabilitation and drainage works in the pedestrian area of the city.
These works are aimed at removing uneven surfaces, which sees water pooling, in the more heavily trafficked areas of the city.
Speaking about the works, Patrick Greene, Director of Services with the City Council said, “Works in the pedestrian area began in 2019, and have been progressed in discrete sections, as we are very conscious of avoiding works on the street during the peak summer and Christmas trading periods.”
“This approach has worked well to date, with the cooperation of all stakeholders – and I wish to thank them for their cooperation and collaboration.”
A contractor has now been appointed for the next phase of these upgrade works to the city centre high street, he added, and they are expected to be completed by early June.
Works will be completed in four phases, cordoned off from the public by fences, in approximately 30metre long sections at a time.
Trader traffic will be facilitated on a daily basis, with some rerouting arrangements at times, including diversions from High Street for 2-3 weeks.
“The team in Transport have been liaising with local businesses and stakeholders in the immediate vicinity of the works area, and engagement will continue throughout the project, with a dedicated point of contact available 24 hours a day.”
“Some of the works will be underground – such as drainage and underground services upgrades, and removal of soft ground, and the finished works will bring a real improvement to the street”.