Street diversions for Mallow in New Year

Bill Browne

Published 19/12/2013 | 05:26

TRAFFIC diversions will be in force along the Spa and St Joseph's Road areas of Mallow in the New Year to facilitate the most ambitious civil engineering project in the town's history.

The multi-million euro Mallow Streetscape and Urban Regeneration Project will see the lower end of the town undergo a major facelift, with a new plaza at the end of Davis Street as its centrepiece.

The works will entail the excavation of trenches, the installation of new utility ducts and pipes, the laying of new stone kerbs, pedestrian walkways and road surfacing works.

These will take place along thoroughfares including St Joseph's Road (at the junction to Bridewell Lane), Spa Walk (N72), Bridge Street as well as a number of local lanes.

Project contractors Wills Bros Ltd has written to local residents and businesses outlining the timetable for the proposed works.

The letter said works would begin along St Joseph's Road from Monday, January 6 and at the Spa Walk the following Monday.

Engineers warned that the works would entail significant digging works, but pledged that disruption would be kept to a minimum.

'There will be traffic diversions in place and some changes to pedestrian access while these works are taking place,' read the letter.

The work will take 3-4 months to complete with the initial works, which will entail digging trenches and laying pipes, completed by the end of January.

Workers will be onsite from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays, with some work being done on Saturday when deemed necessary.

"Any changes to this will be communicated to the residents and businesses accordingly,' said Wills Bros, who committed to keeping locals updated ay key stages of the project.

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