Redevelopment of Kilkenny city-centre street to ease traffic congestion
By COLIN BARTLEY
A CITY-centre street will be transformed in an effort to make it more people and business friendly, while also easing traffic congestion in the area.
Ormonde St will become a one-way street for traffic, removing the pinch point that occurs at its junction with Patrick Street.
Kilkenny County Council plans to make the thoroughfare a more attractive location for the public and business alike.
Plans to redevelop Ormonde St were agreed at the council’s most recent meeting and work is set to begin next spring.
The redevelopment will see the creation of wider and more defined footpaths, improvements to the surface of both the road and pedestrian areas, the creation of more space for outdoor seating and more street furniture, the removal of existing trees to be replaced with planter boxes, and an upgrade of street lighting.
Mayor Martin Brett welcomed the scheme, saying: “This will improve the street for business and visitors.”