Fund­ing at long last which will lift the gloomy look of Sligo’s main street

The Sligo Champion - - FRONT PAGE - By PAUL DEERING

IT’S long over­due but Sligo’s main street is set to fi­nally get the makeover it so badly needs.

Fund­ing of €1.2m was an­nounced by Min­is­ter for Hous­ing, Plan­ning and Lo­cal Govern­ment, Eoghan Mur­phy for the O’Con­nell Street En­hance­ment project, which will line up with fund­ing al­ready al- lo­cated to this project un­der the Euro­pean Re­gional De­vel­op­ment Pro­gram. And, in an­other boost for Sligo, €4.3 Mil­lion has been al­lo­cated to the East­ern Gar­avogue Bridge project and its ap­proach roads. The €20 Mil­lion Project should be ready to start con­struc­tion in 2019 says Deputy Tony McLouglin.

“I look for­ward to Sligo County Coun­cil now get­ting down to busi­ness and de­liv­er­ing this long awaited up­grade of our main street,” he added.

Some €750,000 has also been al­lo­cated to com­mence the re­de­vel­op­ment of Stephen Street car Pak into a town plaza. “We we can look for-ward to a new pos­i­tive chap­ter for our town,” said Deputy McLough­lin.

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