Monday 15 October 2018

Roadworks should not affect shoppers


Roadworks on Stephen Street will finish by mid-November.
Roadworks on Stephen Street will finish by mid-November.

Sorcha Crowley

Restrictions will be put in place to minimise road work disruption to Sligo town centre businesses in the lead up to their most important season of the year, Christmas.

Sligo County Council has agreed the restrictions with Irish Water which is undertaking the Sligo Water Mains and Sewer Rehabilitation Project across the town.

It's caused lengthy tailbacks at rush hour and reduced the October/November takings for local businesses but an end is in sight: Irish Water says works along Union Street, Stephen Street and Connolly Street will all be finished by the end of the month.

Between now and year end, further pipe laying works will take place along Lower Knox Street, Lower Quay Street, Holborn Hill and Cemetery Road areas.

The Council and Ward & Burke contractor will continue to liaise with An Garda Síochána to implement traffic management plans so as to minimise traffic disruption.

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