THE MULTI million euro works to remodel Limerick’s William Street are expected to be completely finished by the end of February next year.
This was confirmed by Vincent Murray, senior engineer with Limerick City Council, who stressed that paving and footpath work was all that was still to be completed early in the new year.
The works have been ongoing for close to 12 months, starting in Sarsfield Street and working up William Street - with work stopping on December 2 so as not to “interfere with Christmas shopping”, according to Mr Murray.
“There is a small bit of work to be finished on William Street in the new year, it should be finished by mid to end of February,” confirmed Mr Murray.
In recent weeks a number of new businesses have opened on the street, including Dealz discount store in the old Newsom’s building - creating 50 jobs in the process - and Allens, who specialise in kitchenware, giftware and home accessories.
City council have also recently installed more than twenty new ‘illuminated cones’ on the street, distinctive features intended to provide a “colourful addition contributing to the enhanced image of the street”.