Kilkenny City Centre to become one-way from next week
A temporary one-way system to aid social distancing in Kilkenny city centre will come into effect from next Monday.
As the city starts to emerge from the Covid-19 lockdown and resrtictions are eased, the temporary one-way system is one of a number of measures being introduced by Kilkenny County Council to facilitate adherence to public health requirements on social distancing.
The council have put this measure in place to ensure that people can safely and easily visit the city as this will provide additional space to pedestrians in line with social distancing regulations.
The areas affected will be John Street, Kieran St, James’s St to High St, and Ormonde St. One-way restrictions will be in place between 9am and 9pm and signage will be in place on approach roads to the City to advise visitors of the new traffic flow arrangements.
Cathaoirleach of Kilkenny County Council, Cllr. Andrew McGuinness welcomed the initiative saying: “The provision of additional space for people to walk, cycle and shop is important in the current crisis.
“Now is a time for everyone to be supporting local businesses while maintaining social distance and I commend the City Centre Task Force on working with the Council to put these measures in place,” Cllr McGuinness concluded.