A village renewal scheme has been put into motion to transform the small town of Patrickswell in County Limerick. With a population size of under 850, Patrickswell serves as primarily a commuter village to the people working in Limerick.
The village renewal scheme is focused along Main Street in Patrickswell and consists of the upgrade of the public realm and remodelling of the layout to improve traffic management and provide a safe walking environment for pedestrians. Coir Infrastructure Limited have been awarded the works contact which are expected to last four months.
Funding of €94,350 was received from the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme.
The proposed works under this contract is Phase 1 of the overall village renewal scheme and consist of the reconstruction of 300m of urban roadworks along the R526 Main Street, commencing near the Marian Grotto, and finishing close to the Applegreen Service Station.
The works comprise of:
- Road realignment including the narrowing of the carriageway widths
- Reconstruction of newer wider footpaths in decorative brick paving, with the provision of orderly road side parking areas
- Landscaped build-outs
- The improvement of junctions along the route to provide consistent pedestrian facilities including the construction of a signalised Pedestrian Crossing, and several uncontrolled crossings
- New LED low energy street lighting, grounding of overhead power and telecommunications cables, provision of new ESB ducting, Eir ducting, spare telecommunications ducting, modifications to surface water drainage
- New street furniture (litter bins, seating, cycle stands and bollards)
- Two new bus shelters, road resurfacing, coloured road surfacing, new traffic signs and road markings
Mayor of the Metropolitan District of Limerick Cllr Sean Lynch welcomes the works:
“Patrickswell has great potential because of its close proximity to Limerick City and to Adare and having the Racecourse and being the gateway to the Wild Atlantic Way. Now that the Village Renewal Scheme has commenced, not alone will it enhance the village but will bring business, tourism and improve the infrastructure to the region. Hopefully it will be the start of many good projects for the local area.”