There are some changes to the traffic plan in the Church Street area of Athlone this week as work continues on a €4 million euro enhancement scheme.
The work on widening pavements and laying new cobblestone and tarmac has now moved down as far as the Prince of Wales hotel and this means that traffic for the hotel will be diverted off the Strand and up Friary lane.
The change came into being this week as the builders returned from holidays and began work on the next phase.
The new traffic arrangement will be managed with traffic lights on the Strand, and on Friary Lane, to control the vehicles coming up and down the street.
Pat Keating who is manager of Athlone Municipal District says the council is very happy with the way work has progressed, and constant communication with traders and the public is key to that…