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Galway’s ‘Big Dig’ moves to Quay Street next week


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Galway’s ‘Big Dig’ moves to Quay Street next week Galway’s ‘Big Dig’ moves to Quay Street next week

Rehabilitation works on Quay Street are to get underway on Monday next and run until November 30, when they will pause for the Christmas period.

To facilitate the works, deliveries to businesses along the street, which usually take place before 10am, are to be diverted through Cross Street while digging is ongoing.

And in good news for fans of the area’s cobble streets, the existing silver granite stones are to be cleaned up and re-set – most other parts of the route from William Street as far as High Street have had the cobbles replaced by tarmac as part of scheme.

Digging is set to begin outside McDonagh’s Fish and Chip shop on Monday morning and progress as far as the Quays Bar before pausing for December.

When works recommence in January, the remainder of the route as far as Tigh Neachtain will be completed.

Local councillor Níall McNelis (Lab) said works were getting underway now as it was off-peak season, with fewer tourists around and quieter streets compared to the height of summer.

To protect crucial Christmas trade, they will be suspended at the end of November and resumed in January to finish out the works ahead of St Patrick’s Day.
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