Work gets underway to transform historic heart of Wicklow Town
Work has begun on a new scheme to transform the historic heart of Wicklow town this week.
It comes after Wicklow County Council today signed a contract for the Fitzwilliam Square Improvement Scheme with Shareridge Limited.
The scheme involves the creation of a multi-functional space within Wicklow that will improve accessibility and enhance the presentation and public realm of the town centre.
A council spokesperson said: “The renewal of the Square will be of major benefit to the town centre, improving pedestrian access, creating a more attractive public realm and a more commercially vibrant town.”
The lower side of Fitzwilliam Square will be pedestrianised and Bridge Street made one-way which will enable the widening of the footpaths.
Part of Church Street will also be made one-way from the junction with Bridge Street to the entrance to the Car Park. This, along with the footpath widening on Church Street and narrowing of the roadway on Abbey Street, will improve accessibility in the town centre.
Site works commenced this week and it is anticipated the main works contract will take 12 months. Site supervision of the main works contract will be provided by O’Connor Sutton Cronin, Consultant Engineers.
The scheme is being substantially funded under Project Ireland 2040, Building Ireland’s Future.