Tipperary County Council wishes to announce that funding for urgent roadworks on the N75 at Kickham Street in Thurles has been secured from Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII).

Due to the urgency of the works, they have been scheduled to take place immediately and will commence on Monday 08th March until Thursday 11th March.

The works have been programmed to take place at Kickham Street between the roundabout at the Mitchel Street Junction and the Mill Rd Roundabout.

Given the location of the works an urgent road closure is required.

In order to facilitate the diverted outbound traffic, parking restrictions will take place on Mitchel Street from Sunday 07th March at 18.00pm until Thursday 11th March at 18.00pm. 

Once this section of works has been completed surfacing works will move further out the N62 road to a section of carriageway in the vicinity of the Anner Hotel. 

Traffic at this location will be controlled using a stop/go system and a road closure will not be necessary. 

The contractor will then relocate to the N62, Slievenamon Road to resurface a section of carriageway between the Dunnes Stores Roundabout and Kavanagh Place junction (Outside Thurles Garda Station). 

Again, traffic will be controlled at this location using a stop/go system and there will be parking restrictions in the vicinity of the works to facilitate the free movement of traffic. 

Tipperary County Council wishes to acknowledge the disruption these works may cause to businesses in the town. However, it is essential that works are completed before the expected easing of Covid -19 restrictions in the coming months when it is hoped the economy will re-open.

Minimising disruption and the safety of road users will be a priority given the high footfall and the prominent businesses in the area.

Sharon Scully District Administrator states:

We welcome the funding from TII and the commencement of these urgent roadworks in the town and acknowledge the commitment of the Council and the Elected Members to improve the safety of road users and improve traffic flow.

This project demonstrates the commitment of Thurles Municipal District to support the development of Thurles town. While I understand further disruption to businesses in the town will be frustrating, the delivery of such roadwork projects is necessary in order to benefit both businesses and communities in the long term.

For further information contact Mr. Thomas Duffy, District Engineer, Thurles Municipal District email thomas.duffy@tipperarycoco.ie Tel 0761 06 5000

Or Sharon Scully, District Administrator Tel 07610606064 sharon.scully@tipperarycoco.ie

David Walsh Civil Engineering Ltd.in partnership with Tipperary County Council are undertaking construction works in Liberty Square to enhance the existing square. The proposed works include the re-configuration of existing carriageway, foot-ways and shared accesses as well as associated drainage, ducting and other ancillary works. Works in relation to the construction of the street car-park is nearing completion with Works in the Main Square due to commence w/c 17th August 2020. The new car park will provide 95 parking spaces and 5 disabled parking spaces. The works within the Square will be undertaken in a phased manner and the overall works is expected to takeapprox. 12 months to complete.The initial stage of works in the Square will involve the installation of drainage and service ducting along the center of the existing road between the N62 O’Donovan Rossa Street and the Castle.Thereafter, the next phase of the works will commence from the South East corner of Liberty Square (at the Castle)and move westwards along the south of the Square in a phased manner.

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