A PUBLIC meeting will take place on Thursday, December 5, in Tramore Library from 3pm to 5pm concerning the proposed works for Tramore town centre. Waterford City & County Council have invited all members of the public to attend, including business owners. Staff from Waterford Council’s Design team will be in attendance, together with the contractor, Niall Barry & Co. Ltd to facilitate any questions on the day.
This project is part of a bigger public realm project which aims to improve Tramore Town Centre for locals and tourists by upgrading the streetscape and services along Main Street and introducing a new traffic management plan for the town centre. There are also plans for a new public car park adjacent to the library.
A focal point for the town will be made at the intersection at Lower Main Street, optimising its use for coffee spots, meeting places and a vantage point for views of the bay. The material selected for the paving and planting will be suitable for coastal areas.
The new traffic plan will see Strand Street operating a one-way system from Turkey Road up to Main Street. Main Street will be one-way traffic only. Lower Main Street near to the Vee Bistro and Seagull Bakery will see wider footpaths to facilitate out-door seating. A shared surface will prioritise pedestrians but facilitate access by vehicles. Mini performance areas will be provided for, given the steep gradient of the road. All services are planned to run underground, reducing the presence of overhead wires.
With work due to commence very shortly, all are encouraged to attend this meeting to ask any questions and be informed of how changes may affect or benefit local businesses.