With works continuing to connect the upper and lower aspects of Tramore and enhance the town’s centre, Waterford City and County Council reports that the paving works on Main Street are close to completion.
Limestone kerbing and steps have been installed adjacent to the Vee Cafe and Seagull Bakery. Currently the paving crew are installing the ‘infill setts’ (Portuguese granite) and assuming favourable weather conditions will complete the works to the junction of Broad Street and Queen Street.
In order to continue the works beyond Queen Street / Broad Street and onto the junction with Strand Terrace, a three to four week road closure will be required and the link from Broad Street to Queen Street will not be open to through traffic.
It is anticipated that these works will have a three week duration and will be complete towards the end of November. All temporary traffic management and road closures will be notified via MapAlerter, local media and social media.
The contractor has also indicated that following completion of the above works, they will commence on the upgrade of the Gallwey’s Hill and Turkey Road Junction. This will require a two to three week road closure. However, a firm decision as to when these works will commence will be dependent on the progress on the Main Street works.
Works are also continuing on the link from Market Street into Quish’s SuperValu car park, and these works are expected to be completed in early 2022.
Michael Clarke, proprietor of Cahill’s of Tramore said that the Tramore business community welcomes the enhanced streetscape. “While there has been some disruption to services, we have been receiving weekly reports from the Council’s contractor on the project.”
“The enhancement of the public realm spaces in and around the town centre will certainly breathe a new lease of life into Tramore and regenerate the heart of the town, by making it more safe, attractive and welcoming for pedestrians, locals and visitors, while the additional car parking behind the library will be a great addition to the town centre traders.”
The shared surface area will be designed to facilitate seating outside food and beverage offers and capitalise on the outstanding views of Tramore Bay and back strand.