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City Centre Remodelling Project (Managers Report for 2007)
The regeneration of the City Centre area to create a high quality public realm is a priority for the Transport and Infrastructure department. In this respect several project are currently being progressed and these include:
(a) Bedford Row
The remodelling of Bedford Row to create a high quality pedestrian street was substantially completed during 2006. Work will be completed during 2007 when the Savoy Retail & Hotel development is completed.
(b) Thomas Street/Augustinian Lane/Little Catherine Street/Little William Street.
Works commenced in August 2006 on Thomas Street to create a high quality pedestrian street and works are now substantially completed on the section between Oâ€™Connell Street and Little William Street. Paving works have also been substantially completed to Augustinian Lane. In January 2007 works will resume with remodelling works to Thomas Street between Little William Street and Little Catherine Street, on Little William Street and on Little Catherine Street. These works are scheduled to be completed by June 2007.
(c) Upper Thomas Street/Foxeâ€™s Bow/Catherine Street (between Thomas St. andRoches St.)
Plans are now reasonably advanced for remodelling works on Upper Thomas Street, Foxeâ€™s Bow and on Catherine Street between Thomas Street and Roches Street as per Part 8 plans for the city centre adopted in 2003. It is hoped to advance these projects to tender during the first quarter of 2007.
(d) Limerick City Centre Orbital Route
Arup Consulting Engineers working with the Roads Engineering staff of Limerick City Council have developed plans for an Inner Orbital Route in Limerick City that will facilitate the full pedestrianisation of Oâ€™Connell Street between William Street and Roches Street thus creating a high quality pedestrianised public space in Limerick City centre. This Inner Orbital Route will also facilitate the extensive re-modelling of the remainder of the streetscape of Oâ€™Connell Street and William Street providing wider modern footpaths and new street furniture. A number of different options on the Orbital Route were presented to the Transportation & Infrastructure SPC in November of 2006 and detailed plans are currently been prepared for both the Orbital Route and the remodelling of Oâ€™Connell Street and William Street so that this major scheme can be advanced to the Part 8 public consultation phase during the first quarter of 2007. Extensive consultation will be carried out with all stakeholders during the first quarter of 2007, to create plans that best reflects the type of city centre the citizens of Limerick city will desire in the future.