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Upgrade Works of Market Yard Commence

Published 3 weeks ago 01st July 2021 by Caitriona Kenny

The Market Yard Upgrade Project Works have commenced in Tipperary Town. This project is part of the phased Town Centre Improvement Scheme for Tipperary Town that 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 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 installation of bespoke canopy structure for casual trading.

The car park, market stalls and market traders will continue to remain open for business during the project works. 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 May 5, 2021 at the Tipperary-Cahir-Cashel Municipal District Offices at Rosanna Road, Tipperary Town.

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.

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