Tony Kirwan Civil Engineering Contractors of Kilmacthomas, Co. Waterford has been awarded the contract for the Tipperary Town Market Yard Upgrade Project.
This contract, with a value of €494,290, was signed on Wednesday at the Tipperary-Cahir-Cashel Municipal District Offices at Rosanna Road, Tipperary Town. This project will upgrade a section of Market Yard as a pedestrian friendly area. The physical works will comprise of the following elements: upgrading of the traffic system; upgrading of pavements including new kerbing and paving; resurfacing of road sections; upgrading of the lighting system; installation of a new pedestrian crossing on Mitchell Street linking the Excel Heritage Centre (which incorporates Tipperary Town Library facility and Tourist Office) with the Market Yard and Town Centre; installation of street furniture and planting; and the installation of bespoke canopy structure for casual trading.
The works will commence this summer. While there will be some disruption during the works, this will be kept to a minimum. The car park, market stalls and market traders will continue to remain open for business during the project works. This project is being funded through Project Ireland 2040 and the Rural Regeneration and Development Fund (RRDF) from the Department of Rural and Community Development together with funding from Tipperary County Council.
Councillor Michael Smith, Cathaoirleach of Tipperary County Council and Councillor John Crosse, Cathaoirleach of Tipperary-Cahir-Cashel Municipal District both welcomed the signing of this contract as a significant investment in Tipperary town centre and confirmed the Council`s ongoing commitment to the delivery of town renewal projects across the county. Tipperary County Council is grateful for the patience and understanding of our businesses and citizens throughout the period of the works and intends to communicate any key information through the Council’s website and social media channels as the project progresses.