One-way system to be introduced on Athlone’s westside streets

A number of streets on Athlone’s west side are to become one-way after a local councillors agreed to the proposal.

Westmeath County Council presented to members of the Athlone Moate Municipal District details of the proposal following a public consultation that took place earlier this year.

Under a recommendation brought before the local representatives, the one-way system will be in operation with Excise Street running from west to east; Grattan Row which will run from west to east, Abbey Lane which will north to south and Chapel Lane and Lyster Street running in the same direction.

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The Council hopes the proposals will lead to increase safety at the Bastion Street/O’Connell Street and Chapel Street junctions as well as providing additional parking.

Councillor John Dolan hopes the works will make areas much safer: