O’Connell Street Enhancement Project

O’Connell Street Enhancement Project

Its business as usual on O’Connell Street in Sligo. Sligo County Council in conjunction with the traders and Shareridge Ltd. has decided to suspend works on the OConnell Street enhancement Project for the run-in to the Christmas period.

O’Connell Street and Grattan Street, Sligo re-opened to traffic today, Wednesday. There is no alteration to traffic flow. Motorists travelling down harmony hill must continue to turn left onto John Street. The section of O’Connell Street from Grattan Street to Tobergal Lane has been completed, including new road surface, pedestrian crossings, disabled parking bays and bus bay. Trees with appropriate lighting have been installed, which further adds to the vibrancy of the street.

All pedestrian restrictions have been now been removed. Pedestrians and shoppers on the street can now begin to appreciate the increased comfort and ease of movement that the new design affords.

The demobilisation of plant and equipment commenced on the 12th of November and the work crew will return to O’Connell Street on January 6th 2020.

The only parking permitted on the street is at two disabled parking bays at Eason’s shop, motorists are asked to refrain from parking on the footpath as this represents a danger to pedestrians, especially people with disabilities.

The understanding and patience of the Sligo business community while these works are being carried out is greatly appreciated.