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The Ennis Market regeneration work in progress, Photograph by John Kelly.

More Ennis road closures planned

TRAFFIC disruption is set to continue in Ennis with the announcement of plans to close more roads in the heart of the town.

Clare County Council has given notice of its intention to close Garraunakilla Lane, Market Place and Old Barrack Street for seven weeks in June and July. The road closure is being proposed to facilitate the Ennis Market Rejuvenation Project and will run from June 7 to July 23.

Objections and representations in relation to the proposal can be made to Clare County Council until next Tuesday.

As part of the plans, there will be no access into or out of Old Barrack Street from Market Place. Access will instead be via O’Connell Street.

It is proposed that the primary access to the entire area during the works will be via Summerhill, which has been made a two-way.

A short section between O’Connell Street and the area in front of The Clare Champion will also be made a two-way.

Also, car parking on O’Connell Street opposite the entrance from O’Connell Street to Old Barrack Street will be prevented during the works. It is also proposed that there will be no on-street parking in Summerhill during the work.

Access to properties and businesses on Lower Drumbiggle Road will be via Market Place and exit, via Lower Drumbiggle Road onto Carmody Street. Large vehicles will only be able to enter the area via Summerhill.
A single exit system via Lower Drumbiggle Road to Carmody Street will be available.

This is the latest in a host of road closures in Ennis in recent months. Last week saw the full opening of the Limerick Road following long running works as part of the Ennis watermain rehabilitation works. Other road closures, which have disrupted traffic for motorists in the county capital, include works on the Tulla Road, the Watery Road and Lower Drumbiggle Road.

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