Midleton Town Enhancement to Be Complete By 2019

By Seamus Whelehan


The stalled redevelopment of Midleton Town Centre is due to recommence early 2018.
The news comes after Cllr Michael Hegarty request a report on the stalled works at the July sitting of the East Cork Municipality.
In 2014 the former Town Council had set aside €2.3 million for the enhancement of the Main Street, re-altering the balance between motorist and pedestrian.
Phase one was completed on the North Eastern end of the town, however due to a recruitment embargo alterations to phase two of the scheme had to be shelved.
While the car will not be banished from the main street entirely, it’s hoped the face lift will attract shoppers and tourists back into the centre.
At the September sitting of the borough, Executive Clerical Officer, Joe McCarthy confirmed the second phase of the Main Street, repaving and Enhancement of pedestrian facilities will go to tender shortly.
Ray Keane and Associates Consulting Engineers have been appointed to finalise phase two drawings, tender documents, and tender assessment in addition to the supervision of the project.
The public will not be consulted on the programme of works as the public consultation stage of the scheme was finalised in 2013 by the former Midleton Town Council.