Work on Tipperary Town Market yard is drawing to a close with the installation of a bespoke canopy structure this week. The work is being undertaken by Tony Kirwan Civil Engineering Contractors of Kilmacthomas, Co. Waterford. The overall project has a contract value of almost half a million euros. The contract was signed on May 5th and all works are expected to be completed for an official opening by Minister for Rural and Community Development Heather Humphreys on October 22nd.
This project is part of the phased Town Centre Improvement Scheme for Tipperary town which will improve connections from the Tipperary Excel Heritage Centre to the River Ara. This phase of the project will upgrade a section of Market Yard as a pedestrian friendly area. The physical works completed include an upgrading of the traffic system; upgrading of pavements including new kerbing and paving; some road section resurfacing, upgrading of the lighting system; installation of a new pedestrian crossing on Mitchell Street, installation of street furniture and planting; and the bespoke canopy structure to support casual trading.
At present there are 4 regular traders at the Friday morning Market and two fruit, vegetable and artisan food vendors that operate 6 days a week at the market yard location.