O’Connell Street in Sligo is set to get its long awaited facelift, according to this week’s Sligo Champion newspaper.
The town’s main street is set to benefit from a share of a €2 million allocation from the North Western and Regional Assembly (NWRA).
The street was pedestrianised in 2006, but was then reopened three years later after planned street enhancements never went ahead and there was criticism of the appearance of the street.
Now, according to the Sligo Champion, the funding from the NWRA will enable the street to get a makeover.
The upgrade will see ‘limited vehicular access with pedestrian priority, new widened pavements, new street furniture and landscaping, reduced traffic flow and share space for cyclists.
Some of the funding will also be spent on the provision of a new community centre for Cranmore as part of the regeneration plans for the area.