Council says no decision on Tralee town centre works continuing during summer

Kerry County Council says it’s not yet known if improvement works in Tralee town centre will continue throughout the summer.

That’s according to Senior Executive Engineer with Kerry County Council, Eamon Scanlan, who was speaking following a public meeting last night about the €1.7 million project, which is expected to be completed by November.

The works will see Denny Street converted to a two-way traffic system, and a shared space created on the Mall.

Eamon Scanlan says the works will not take place during the International Rose of Tralee Festival in August, but it’s not yet been decided if they’ll continue during the summer months.

He says it was originally hoped they wouldn’t, but says they’re in discussions with the contractor, John Craddock Ltd about what condition the town would be in if the works were stopped mid-project for three months.

He says if the contractor can prove they can continue without major impact on business, then the council will consult town centre traders and may decide to continue the works throughout the summer.