SEVERAL ROADS in Ennis town centre are to be closed for the majority of 2024.

Proposed closures on O’Connell Street and High Street are to facilitate works on the multi-million euro Ennis Public Realm Regeneration Project. This will be one of the largest public infrastructure projects to be undertaken in Ennis in decades.

Clare County Council in a public notice confirmed that High Street, from Harvey’s Quay/Salt House Lane to Bank Place/O’ Connell Square, will be closed to all traffic from January 8 to July 31. There will be no through road from Abbey Street to O’Connell Street for the duration of the closure.

From January 8th to December 21st, O’Connell Street will be shut to traffic from O’Connell Square to Station Rd.

A similar closure, from the Old Barrack Street junction to Carmody Street junction, will be in place until April 26.

There will be no through road via Salt House Lane to Bank Place/O’Connell Square for the duration of the closure, traffic will be diverted from Harvey’s Quay via Old Friary Lane.

Funded under the Urban Regeneration and Development Fund (URDF) with 25% match funding from Clare County Council, the project will be delivered in phases to minimise disruption to local business.

A total of €8,744,275 has been approved for Project B of the Ennis Public Realm Regeneration Strategy, following the successful delivery of significant public realm enhancements at Parnell Street, and town laneways and bye-ways in 2020 and 2021

Pedestrian and service access will be facilitated at all times and affected businesses and residents will be kept informed throughout the construction period.

The works are due to be completed in late 2025 and Uisce Éireann is funding the delivery of the foul sewer upgrade.

Phase 1 of the works, which are being undertaken by Shareridge Ltd, entail the upgrading of footways and kerbs with high quality surface materials, undergrounding of cables, improved wall-mounted street lighting and replacement of large sections of the Uisce Éireann foul sewer. The works will focus on the area extending from the junction of Old Barrack Street and O’Connell Street to Carmody Street.

This phase is planned for completion in April 2024 and is currently under a five-week pause in works until early January to promote Christmas and New Year trade.

Related News

fiona levie holly cairns 1
Social Democrats leader confident party can win seats on Clare County Council
bothar mor shannon
Efforts to improve public lighting 'too slow' in Shannon
shannon airport front
60 year old Portuguese woman appears in court over €484k cannabis seizure at Shannon Airport
ennis st patrick's day parade 17-03-24 cathal crowe 1
'Inevitable' that Mid-West will get another emergency department says Clare TD
Latest News
bothar mor shannon
Efforts to improve public lighting 'too slow' in Shannon
shannon airport front
60 year old Portuguese woman appears in court over €484k cannabis seizure at Shannon Airport
meadow flowers spring
Blossoms on the Go's second tip for April
ennis st patrick's day parade 17-03-24 cathal crowe 1
'Inevitable' that Mid-West will get another emergency department says Clare TD
ennistymon v st breckans 13-04-24 joey rouine cathal morgan 1
Ennistymon & St Joseph's Miltown stay unbeaten in Cusack Cup
Premium
Photograph by Eamon Ward
'Remember you are there to serve the people' - 125 years of democracy celebrated in Clare
shannon md office crash 27-04-22 3
'Young drivers the problem' claim councillors as efforts made to put road safety on curriculum
broadford village
'No shovels will be in the ground in Broadford or Cooraclare by next election' predicts Clare TD
bridge utd v kilrush rangers 20-08-22 ronan tuohy 1
Three of four semi-final places claimed in Clare Cup
mid west hospital campaign 21-05-22 18 marie mcmahon
Measures announced by Health Minister are 'sticking plasters'

Subscribe for just €3 per month

If you’re here, you care about County Clare. So do we. Did you rely on us for Covid-19 updates, follow our election coverage, or visit The Clare Echo every week for breaking news and sport? The Clare Echo invests in local journalism and we want to safeguard its future in our county. By becoming a subscriber you are supporting what we do, will receive access to all our premium articles and a better experience, while helping us improve our offering to you. Subscribe to clareecho.ie and get the first six months for just €3 a month (less than 75c per week), and thereafter €8 per month. Cancel anytime, limited time offer. T&Cs Apply. www.clareecho.ie.

Subscribe for just €3 per month

If you’re here, you care about County Clare. So do we. Did you rely on us for Covid-19 updates, follow our election coverage, or visit The Clare Echo every week for breaking news and sport? The Clare Echo invests in local journalism and we want to safeguard its future in our county. By becoming a subscriber you are supporting what we do, will receive access to all our premium articles and a better experience, while helping us improve our offering to you. Subscribe to clareecho.ie and get the first six months for just €3 a month (less than 75c per week), and thereafter €8 per month. Cancel anytime, limited time offer. T&Cs Apply. www.clareecho.ie.

Scroll to Top