We’re creating a more attractive space for people to enjoy, safer spaces for pedestrians and an improved tram journey with a tram extension and street improvement project on High Street.
Construction is well underway(external link) on this historic diagonal route between Cashel Street and Tuam Street, and on Cashel Street from High Street to Manchester Street. We’re also extending the tram route along Lichfield Street, Poplar Street and back up High Street. High Street is currently in poor condition due to earthquake damage to the street and underground pipes. The upgrade is repairing these issues while creating a safer and nicer place for pedestrians, drivers and cyclists.
We're working to make up for time lost during the COVID-19 lockdown and hope to have the most disruptive work finished in early December. Read more about the construction timeline on Newsline.(external link)
The High Street upgrade includes:
We consulted on the changes to High Street in 2019. Councillors approved a design for construction in the area between Cashel Street and Tuam Street. However, after listening to concerns raised by businesses and property owners in the block of High Street between Tuam and St Asaph streets, Councillors decided to leave that stretch of High Street for the moment.