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Town Centre Improvement Works

Town Centre | Grattan Square Redevlopment

This project consists of the redevelopment of the town centre street network in Dungarvan as part of the Go Dungarvan Smarter Travel Demonstration Town project that is being funded by the Department of Transport Tourism and Sport. The overall objectives of the Smarter Travel Plan for the area are to promote walking, cycling, car sharing and other modes of sustainable transport. Based on the context of the scheme and the overall function of the town centre streets the following specific objectives were identified at the outset of the scheme development;

Public Realm: Improve the public realm incorporating the provision of improved civic space and the upgrade of footways, lighting, seating and other ancillary features.
Accessibility: Improve access to the Town Centre for pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles incorporating improvements to footpath and pedestrian crossing facilities, rationalisation of junction layouts, reallocation of road space and rationalisation of car parking and loading bay layouts and access.
Pedestrian Permeability: Provide for improved permeability for pedestrians along the street network and in particular within Grattan Square in order to provide for safer and more convenient pedestrian routes along desire lanes and from car parking spaces. Connectivity: Provide for improved connectivity through the Town Centre, in particular for pedestrian and cyclists from the adjacent residential areas, the Greenway, Walton Park, Quayside and Seafront, local schools and other community and amenity locations
Cycling: Encourage greater uptake of cycling within the town through the provision of improved junction and street layouts and the provision of convenient on street cycle parking in the town centre.

Scope of the Works
The scope of the works comprises Site Clearance Excavation and import of fill Drainage Laying new limestone and concrete block paving Landscaping and trees Provision of Public Lighting Utility amendments The provision of all necessary traffic management to complete the scheme safely. Other ancillary works.

Sectional Completion
As the works are located in Dungarvan Town Centre where traders are running businesses, it is imperative that the works are undertaken on a phased basis to minimise disruption and ensure that parking in the Town Centre is maintained at a high level. Four phases have been identified in this Contract to ensure this provision. In addition, all construction will be stopped and the Square rendered useable and safe over the Christmas period. Seven contractors were pre-qualified following an ‚ÄúExpressions of Interest‚ÄĚ competition. The closing date for receipt of completed tenders was 28th August 2015. Tenders are currently being assessed and a Contractor will be appointed during September.

Work will commence in October 2015 with a completion date of June 2016. If you have any comments or queries relating to the Town Centre Scheme please email

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