Cork County Council’s decision to close Main St in Skibbereen for almost all of April, including the Easter holidays, is to be discussed at a meeting of Skibbereen and District Chamber of Commerce.
The Council confirmed that they have secured a public road closure notice from Monday April 1st to Thursday April 25th, which includes the Easter holidays which fall between Monday April 15th and Friday April 26th.
A Council spokesperson said the closure order is necessary to install a paved pedestrian crossing from Hickey’s newsagents to the bank across the road.
During the 25-day closure, the footpaths on both sides of the street will remain open so pedestrians will be able to access businesses in the town centre.
As part of phase one of the public realm works, there are plans to put another pedestrian crossing directly in front of the Town Hall and tourist office, but that work won’t be done until sometime later this year. Footpaths around the square will also be upgraded and the road at the square resurfaced as part of phase one.
The second phase of the works will see the square at Levis Quay redeveloped, while phase three will see new footpaths for Main St, and the road resurfaced.