A major revamp of Davitt Street in Tipperary town is nearing completion, with only a few tweaks before the plans
become a reality.
The new and improved E1.1m project to calm traffic, enhance parking, and improve safety for pedestrians has been the cause of much debate and discussion among residents of the street.
At this month’s meeting of Tipperary/Cashel Municipal District, Councillors heard that most residents are now happy with the new plans. Earlier proposals were met with fierce opposition as they entailed a major reduction in parking spaces and other inconveniences for local residents. Municipal District Engineer Mr Aidan Finn said the new streetscape would provide a narrower laneway to slow traffic, parallel parking and enhanced public lighting. Some 30 submissions were heard in relation to parking. The number of “build-outs” has also been altered in line with residents’ wishes. Engineer Willie Corby said a parking survey suggested reducing the number of car spaces on the street from 73 to 65.
Full story in this week’s Tipperary Star.