LIMERICK City and County Council has started work to transform the main street in Patrickswell.
The Patrickswell village renewal scheme will see the upgrade of the public realm and the remodelling of the layout of Main Street to improve traffic management.
It has been made possible with funding of €94,350 from the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme.
The proposed works under this contract represent the first phase of the overall scheme. They consist of the reconstruction of 300m of urban roadworks along the R526 Main Street, commencing near the Marian Grotto, and finishing close to the Applegreen Service Station.
Among the developments are road realignment including the narrowing of the carriageway widths, reconstruction of newer wider footpaths in decorative brick paving, with the provision of orderly road side parking areas, landscaped build-outs, plus the improvement of junctions along the route to provide consistent pedestrian facilities including the construction of a signalised Pedestrian Crossing, and several uncontrolled crossings
Metropolitan mayor Sean Lynch, who is based in the village, has welcomed the works.
He said: “Patrickswell has great potential because of its close proximity to Limerick City and to Adare and having the Racecourse and being the gateway to the Wild Atlantic Way. Now that the village renewal scheme has commenced, not alone will it enhance the village but will bring business, tourism and improve the infrastructure to the region. Hopefully it will be the start of many good projects for the local area.”