Motorists can expect disruption in the heart of Wexford town for the next four months as traffic restrictions are introduced to facilitate work on the former TSB building in the Bullring which is to become the new headquarters of the Borough District Council.
The road through the Bullring will be blocked to traffic from both the quay and Cornmarket roundabout sides for the next fortnight as scaffolding work takes place on the outside of the four-storey building which is being plastered and painted. There is pedestrian access only.
The general renovation work will take four months to complete and during that time, a one-way traffic system will be in place, allowing vehicles through the area from the direction of the quays only.
The District Council which is currently housed in the old County Hall building in Spawell Road, was due to move into the town-centre premises earlier this year but the refurbishment contract was delayed.
All 19 District Council staff including traffic wardens will be based in the former bank building on which the local authority has obtained a long-term lease.The re-location is taking place to provide the Council with a more visible presence in the centre of town, similar to town councils in Gorey, New Ross and Enniscorthy. It is expected that staff will continue to park in the old County Council car park after the move. A new council chamber has been established in County Hall in Carricklawn where District councillors will hold their meetings.