Tipperary County Council is pleased to announce that enhancement works at Liberty Square, Thurles, funded by the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage under the Urban Regeneration and Development Fund (URDF) are progressing.
Works on the enhancement project commenced in November 2019
Enforced Covid 19 Restrictions have caused a number of delays to the project.
However, I can confirm that as at the end of April the following works have progressed –
The main drainage rehabilitation works have been completed
Storm Water gully infrastructure on the southside of the Square is 95% complete
Shared infrastructure ducting on the southside of the Square is 70% complete
Underground electricity infrastructure on the southside of the Square is 70% complete
Public lighting infrastructure on the southside of the Square is 40% complete
Roadworks on the southside of the Square are 25% complete
Kerbing on the southside of the Square is 15% complete
Paving of the footway on the southside of the Square is 13% complete
Phase 2 pavement works will now continue on the southside of the Square from Emmet Street to Executive Menswear.
Please see attached drawing for details of Phases.
It is expected that the footway up to the Bank of Ireland will be paved and open to pedestrians by the end of May 2021.
By the start of July 2021 the footway up to Executive Menswear will be completed and open to pedestrians.
The contractor will then move to Phase 4 of the project on the northeast side of the Square (Suirside Place), where 50% of the shared infrastructure and ESB ducting has already been completed.
It is expected that Phase 4 works will be completed in 3 to 4 months after commencement.
It is anticipated that if works can continue unrestricted, all works associated with the enhancement of Liberty Square will be completed by Quarter 1 2022.
Presentation drawings and maps of the project have remained on display in Thurles Municipal District and will be available again for viewing when Civic Offices re-open.
This project has evolved and developed over a number of years and Thurles Municipal District would like to thank the many local groups and retailers who have shown their support for the Project.
Thomas Duffy, District Engineer of Thurles Municipal District, states:
I wish to acknowledge the commitment of the Council, Elected Members and shops and retailers in Thurles to the regeneration of our town. Also the efforts of the contractor to manage positive progress of the project during Covid 19 restrictions.
Sharon Scully, District Administrator, Thurles Municipal District, states:
I would like to thank the people and the retailers of Thurles for their patience and support for the regeneration project.
The approval of funding for the Liberty Square Enhancement Works Project demonstrates the commitment of Thurles Municipal District to support the development of towns and villages across the District