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Plans For The Redevelopment Of O'Connell Street In Limerick Have Been Unveiled

By James Fenton

July 31, 2019 at 12:18pm

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Limerick City and County Council has unveiled plans for the redevelopment of O'Connell Street in the city.

According to a press release, the project aims to 'breathe new life into the area for pedestrians and residents, to redefine its role as a ‘destination’ within Limerick City and the greater Mid-West region, support more sustainable modes of transport, and provide a stronger and more visually appealing and attractive city centre.'

Changes to the street will include wider footpaths, the introduction of a bus lane as well as additional seating areas, trees, planting, bicycle stands, and lighting.

Speaking about the project, architect Maria Donoghue said "The O’Connell Street Revitalisation Project places pedestrians at the centre of our vision. The street will be a designated ‘pedestrian priority’ area whereby pedestrians can move with more ease through the street, parking will be removed and footpaths widened and the speed limit will be reduced to 30km/hour.”

She added that "We want citizens, businesses and groups to take advantage of the enhanced public realm we are offering."

More information and additional pictures of the redevelopment can be found here.

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