Re: Re: well what about the developments popping up in the shannonside ?
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the Shannon rail link- is exciting news!
Thats great for the whole hinterland and not just Limerick!
the reopened Line from Ennis to Limerick , is a wonderful success. (worth mentioning)
i just heard that there are opening the Corbally road link, that will link Grove island , mill road to Dublin road and cross near the canal. It will open within the next few weeks 🙂 A great releif at that side of the city. 🙂
Shane where did you get the images of the Pedstrianisation of the city centre ,could’nt get them online :confused: 🙂
great details plans!
When will O’Connell street improvement start? In my mind the plan won’t start until through traffic is removed by the New Shannon tunnell (which is to start next year)
heres a pic of the Punches cross dev. quite a deep whole ! looks like another big hotel
More good news
Canal restoration set to flow
THE eagerly awaited restoration of the Park Canal has taken a very positive step forward this week. It is being planned that the canal, which with five other European cities has been awarded funding for upgrading purposes, will also see the restoration of boating and fishing activity as well as the enhancement of its banks with leisure facilities.
First of all it has to undergo a dredging process and tenders for the process have now been secured by Limerick City Council.
The dredging process is essential in order to restore navigability and equally important is the establishment of new lock gates, one at Park Bridge and another to replace an old, disused gate at the Guinness Store. Lock gates will prevent the canal water becoming stagnant.
The mile-long Park Canal connects the Abbey River and the Shannon and the planned restoration will bring the picturesque riverway into a city context while the Shannon end will retain a rural feel. A cycleway will run from the city to the University of Limerick .
Looking forward to work commencing without delay, Cllr Kieran Oâ€™Hanlon in whose Ward the city section of the canal is, said that the Council is hoping to finalise the tendering process this week. He expressed some concern, however, that all of the tenders received are quoting a price above the 1.25million euro received by the Council for the project.
Confirming that Waterways Ireland has committed to putting in a new lock gate, the councillor stressed how vital it is that work commences as quickly as possible.
“The 1.25 million euro secured from Europe must be spent on restoration work before the end of this year, otherwise we lose the funding which would then go to another city,â€ he said.
Further plans for the canal include a complete restoration of the old Guinness Store, transforming the bank into an attractive walkway with top-level lighting, seating and fishing areas, landscaping as well as fishing and boating activity to include a river bus out to the University of Limerick.
The project is being spearheaded by Limerick City Council in co-operation with Shannon Development.
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