Wine Street car park to get new surface
NEGOTIATING your shopping trolley around the potholes in Wine Street car park will soon be a thing of the past.
The Council has decided to carry out resurfacing works, which may also involve changes to the layout and circulation routes of the car park.
The works are planned to begin mid- October and finish by Halloween.
It’s on foot of two motions by Cllrs Marie Casserly and Thomas Healy, who both called for works to be carried out in Wine Street car park.
Cllr Marie Casserly said it was currently very difficult to negotiate the potholes with a trolley, especially if it was wet or shoppers were with children.
“It’s also tough for wheelchair users bring out their groceries. It needs to be looked at urgently,” she said.
Cllr Thomas Healy said that in the Council’s defence, there was meant to be a new development built in Wine Street Car Park and this had prevented them from starting any works there.
“It’s most welcome that some works will be done, it’s very difficult for pram-pushers like myself,” he said.
Council official Brian Flynn conceded that any works carried out in the car park this year will be “minimal enough due to budgetary constraints.”
He said they intended breaking out a concrete island and replacing it to give cars more room to manoeuvre.
He said their focus will be on the car park area outside Penneys first.
Cllr Tom MacSharry welcomed the news, saying that the car park surface was “quite dangerous.”
Cllr Sinead Maguire also welcomed the news and supported the motions.
“It is quite dangerous and I’m only surprised there hasn’t been an accident there already,” she said.
Mr Flynn said the timing of the works was a “major consideration” and it was believed that the best time would be mid-late October.