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Street Enhancement, Mullingar

This major infrastructural project, with an investment of €3m in the urban centre of Mullingar, is supported under the EU Urban Designated Fund and is a positive redevelopment to our Town. It will increase the Public Relam and improve shoppers' experience, making the town centre a more attractive, inclusive and safer pedestrian environment which can:

  • Boost footfall and trading
  • Support existing businesses and promote investor confidence in an area. 
  • Attract more visitors and increase tourism. 
  • Enhance people’s perceptions of the attractiveness of an area, contributing towards their quality of life and influencing where they shop. 
  • Enhance overall image and community pride.

The contractor, Careys, has been in place since mid September and initial progress to date has been disappointing. The contract included a clause requiring the works to cease from Saturday the 1st December. Following contact with the traders directly affected, and in consultation with the Elected Members, agreement was reached to permit works to continue within the areas that are already commenced. The contractor will be instructed to manage deliveries to these areas to minimise disruption and maintain traffic flow.

The project will transform the junctions at Pearse St / Castle St; Market Square / Mount St and Dominick Square, reinvigorating the retail viability of the area, encouraging people to spend longer periods in the area by creating more opportunities for people to gather and interact, contributing to the economic development of the town centre. Works will be completed in summer 2019.

The contractor is required to maintain access for pedestrians and vehicles at all times and is liaising closely with traders and with the Council. The Mullingar Municipal District will continue to liaise with the Chamber of Commerce and other stakeholders for the duration of works to outline ongoing progress and discuss issues.

The changes to traffic flow under these works are:

  1. The upper part of Mount Street will be one way into Market Square.
  2. Traffic flow on Dominick Place will become one-way off Dominick Square; and
  3. Traffic from Martins Lane will change to Right Turn only at Market Place

Detailed traffic analysis and modelling carried out in the design of the scheme demonstrates that filter lanes, to facilitate left turning movements, are not required at Dominick Place and at Castle Street / Pearse Street.

The Council will again be providing free car parking over the Christmas period and Mullingar remains fully open for business throughout these works and welcomes the thousands of visitors to the exciting Mullingar On Ice Winterfest in the Town Park.

Mayor Billy Collentine thanked the wider community for their patience and support during this important development project and apologised for any inconvenience.

Content Last Updated/Reviewed: 03/12/2018