Traf­fic re­stric­tions in Bull­ring for four months

Wexford People - - NEWS - By MARIA PEP­PER

Mo­torists can ex­pect dis­rup­tion in the heart of Wex­ford town for the next four months as traf­fic re­stric­tions are in­tro­duced to fa­cil­i­tate work on the former TSB build­ing in the Bull­ring which is to be­come the new head­quar­ters of the Bor­ough District Coun­cil.

The road through the Bull­ring will be blocked to traf­fic from both the quay and Corn­mar­ket round­about sides for the next fort­night as scaf­fold­ing work takes place on the out­side of the four-storey build­ing which is be­ing plas­tered and painted. There is pedes­trian ac­cess only.

The gen­eral ren­o­va­tion work will take four months to com­plete and dur­ing that time, a one-way traf­fic sys­tem will be in place, al­low­ing ve­hi­cles through the area from the di­rec­tion of the quays only.

The District Coun­cil which is cur­rently housed in the old County Hall build­ing in Spawell Road, was due to move into the town-cen­tre premises ear­lier this year but the re­fur­bish­ment con­tract was delayed.

All 19 District Coun­cil staff in­clud­ing traf­fic war­dens will be based in the former bank build­ing on which the lo­cal author­ity has ob­tained a longterm lease.The re-lo­ca­tion is tak­ing place to pro­vide the Coun­cil with a more vis­i­ble pres­ence in the cen­tre of town, sim­i­lar to town coun­cils in Gorey, New Ross and En­nis­cor­thy. It is ex­pected that staff will con­tinue to park in the old County Coun­cil car park af­ter the move. A new coun­cil cham­ber has been es­tab­lished in County Hall in Car­rick­lawn where District coun­cil­lors will hold their meet­ings.

The sec­tion of the Main Street link­ing Corn­mar­ket and the Bull­ring was closed to traf­fic yes­ter­day (Mon­day)... it will be one-way only for the next four months.

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