Notorious roundabout to bite dust next monthJuly 27, 2012 - 7:15am
BY FRANK FARRAGHER
Work on the Galway Shopping Centre Roundabout is set to commence in August with Clare Civil Engineering the contractors lined up for the project, estimated to cost in the region of €2 million.
City Council Director of Services, Ciarán Hayes, told the Galway City Tribune that the project was now set to start in August – ‘after the Races’ – and scheduled for completion by November.
“This is one of our busiest roundabouts in the city and its transformation into a fully signalised junction will be another very important step in the overall traffic plan for the city,” said Ciarán Hayes.
Motorists can expect some traffic disruption through the construction period but most of the ‘heavy work’ will be take place during the night-time period.
Work on the Shopping Centre (Bodkin) Roundabout had been scheduled to have been completed earlier this year before the staging of the Volvo Ocean Race event, but had to be deferred when the ‘preferred bidder’ withdrew.
For more on this story, see the Galway City Tribune.