O’Con­nell Street facelift con­tract

The Sligo Champion - - NEWS -

The con­tract for the works to up­grade O’Con­nell Street is ex­pected to be signed this Jan­uar y.

Cllr De­clan Bree asked when con­sul­ta­tions would be­gin with the traders about the re­fur­bish­ment works.

He was told that monthly progress re­ports have been emailed out to busi­ness own­ers in the area since l ast May, out­lin­ing the sta­tus and stage of the scheme.

The works are ex­pected to take ten months to com­plete.

Cllr Bree said 11 years had passed since it was fir st agreed that O’Con­nell Street would be re­fur­bished.

Last month the Gov­ern­ment an­nounced ¤ 1.2mil­lion in grant aid for the project.

“As Sligo’s main street, O’Con­nell Street badly needs a facelift and a ma­jor re­fur­bish­ment. I wel­come that news and the peo­ple of Sligo will wel­come it. Hope­fully we will see this scheme come to fruition in 2019,” he said, thank­ing Di­rec­tor of Ser vices Tom Kil­feather and his staff for pro­gress­ing the mat­ter.

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