Renewal scheme commencing in Limerick village

Patrickswell undergoing renewal scheme

Work has begun on transforming the village of Patrickswell. The village renewal scheme is focused along Main Street in Patrickswell and consists of the upgrade of the public realm and remodeling of the layout to improve traffic management.

It will deliver an urban layout for the village in keeping with the needs of those who live, work and visit Patrickswell. Funding of €94,350 has been received from the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme. Coir Infrastructure Limited have been awarded the works contact which are expected to last four months.

The proposed works under this contract is Phase 1 of the overall village renewal scheme and consist of the reconstruction of 300m of urban roadworks along the R526 Main Street, commencing near the Marian Grotto, and finishing close to the Applegreen Service Station.

The works will comprise of road realignment, reconstruction of wider footpaths in decorative brick paving, landscaped build-outs and the improvement of junctions along the route to provide consistent pedestrian facilities including the construction of a signalised Pedestrian Crossing, and several uncontrolled crossings., new low energy street lighting, grounding of overhead power and telecommunications cables, provision of new ESB ducting, Eir ducting, spare telecommunications ducting, modifications to surface water drainage, new street furniture and two new bus shelters, new traffic signs and road markings

Mayor of the Metropolitan District of Limerick Cllr Sean Lynch has welcomed the works: “Patrickswell has great potential because of its close proximity to Limerick City and to Adare. Now that the Village Renewal Scheme has commenced, not alone will it enhance the village but will bring business, tourism and improve the infrastructure to the region.”

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