Carrick-on-Shannon street enhancement works to begin in January

Leitrim County Council is hopeful that a multi-million euro town enhancement of Carrick On Shannon town centre will take just 12 months to complete.

Today’s meeting of the Carrick M.D heard details of the public realm programme which will see significant works on the streets and footpaths of the county town.

Senior Engineer Shay O’Connor outlined that the first phase of the development will begin at the Flynns field site in January and will be completed in May.

This will be followed by works by the River Shannon, which will involve the removal of the boardwalk and installation of a new marina by March or April.

Remodelling of the streetscape will then take place from the Dublin Road to Priests Lane, and from George’s Terrace to the Post Office with the final phase involving the completion of lower Main Street starting in September.

No works will take place in the town during June, July and August and contracts for the first phase of the project are due to be signed in the coming weeks.

Leitrim Councillor Finola Armstrong-McGuire says that although the project is exciting, access to businesses must be a priority: