There’ll be a three week period in May where motorists in Tralee town centre will face lengthy delays.
The Mall will be closed to traffic and Denny Street will still be one-way between the 2nd and 22nd of May.
It’s part of the €1.7 million improvement works to Tralee town centre.
It had been thought this disruption to motorists would last for just one week, however the contractor now says this will continue for the first three weeks of May.
Tralee’s Mall will close to traffic after the May bank holiday up until November for its redevelopment into a shared space.
Denny Street will become two-way; however, this won’t happen until the 22nd of May.
This means there’ll be three weeks from the 2nd to 22nd of May where both the Mall will be closed to traffic and Denny Street will still be one-way.
This will result in lengthy diversions for motorists for the three weeks.
From the north and west of Tralee, divert via North Circular Road, Edward Street and onto Castle Street.
From the south and east of Tralee, divert via Dan Spring Road, through Moyderwell and onto Castle Street.
Signage will be in place advising motorists of diversions.
Kerry County Council says the contractor had hoped to be able to keep the disruption to just one week, however, this is not now feasible.
From May 2nd the taxi rank on the Mall will permanently move to Abbey Court, beside Boots Pharmacy and the Tralee People’s Bus will be facilitated at Maine Street/Market Square
Full pedestrian access to shops and businesses in the Mall will be maintained.
The contractor says the works on the Mall will stop between the 12th and 22nd of August for the International Rose of Tralee Festival.
The works are scheduled to be completed by the 21 November 2017.