N74 Road Project To Establish Site Office & Works Compound In The Coming Weeks

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Contractors working on the N74 road project in Tipperary town are to establish a site office and works compound in the coming weeks – located adjacent to the Irish Wheelchair Building on the Cashel road.  

The project is costing upwards of €6M co-funded by Uisce Eireann and Transport Infrastructure Ireland.  The scope of the project has expanded beyond road rehabilitation to now include a major upgrade of the 1.25km route from the town limits just past St Michael’s Graveyard to a point outside Sean Treacy Memorial Swimming Pool.

Tipperary council has suggested to the contractor, Glas Civil Engineering, that traffic be diverted via Knockanrawley for vehicles entering Tipperary town and that a single lane N74 would allow traffic to exit Tipperary town without delay during the road works. Tipperary County Council has conducted a preliminary risk assessment of the Knockanrawley route and says it is suitable.  All details of the works and the Traffic Management plan will be displayed on a dedicated website to be activated next week at www.n74tipperarytown.ie.   The contractor expects that the project will take 18 months to complete working  7am to pm  Monday to Friday and  8- 4 on Saturdays.

Street lighting, water, sewage and telecoms and internet cabling will all be ducted to ensure easy access in the future. The cabling for public lighting will be undergrounded and a major improvement will be made to alleviate flooding at Pike Cross.  All existing trees will be removed and replaced with trees that will not cause future damage to footpaths. The roadway will be narrower, all footpaths will be replaced and new footpaths will also be installed in parts.  Parking will not be allowed outside houses at Sean Allen Terrace instead residents will be asked to park on the laneway to the rear of the houses which will be resurfaced.

The car park at St Michael’s  Graveyard  will also be resurfaced and lined with a disabled parking space included in addition to improved public lighting.  A one-way system will be put in place for drivers using the car park with entry at the town end and exit at the side closest to Cashel.