WORK on the €9million revitalisation of O’Connell Street has been suspended to open up the city’s main thoroughfare for the Christmas shopping period.
Limerick City and County Council Communications Manager Donn O’Sullivan said that the decision to suspend the revitalisation project was taken after consultation with the local traders.
“As a result, we have arranged for all works to cease on O’Connell Street from November 25, with the exception of localised remedial surface work, landscaping, street cleaning and sealing.
“This is being carried out in an effort to minimise disruption to traffic flows and trade during the busy Christmas period. Two lanes of traffic along the full length of the O’Connell Street site will be open to traffic on a temporary basis,” Mr O’Sullivan added.
The remainder of the revitalisation project, which largely consists of works to the junctions and the installation of street furniture, will recommence on Tuesday, January 3.