Mall To Close To Traffic After May Bank Holiday Weekend

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THE Mall will close to traffic from mid-morning on Tuesday, May 2, according to Kerry County Council, but Denny Street won’t be a two-way until May 22.

The closure of the Mall to traffic — which was originally scheduled to happen today, April 24 — is to allow for the construction of a new paved road surface, improved footpaths and a more pedestrian-friendly environment as well as providing for the safety of customers and visitors during its construction. The works are scheduled to be completed by November 21.

There will be full access for pedestrians to all shops and businesses at The Mall. The taxi rank at The Mall will move permanently from its current location to Abbey Court (beside Boots Pharmacy).

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Deliveries to businesses on The Mall will be facilitated via The Square and Tralee People’s Bus will be facilitated at Maine Street/Market Square. Provision will be made for access by emergency services.

From Monday, May 22, a two-way traffic flow will commence on Denny Street. During this period between the closure of the Mall and the introduction of two-way system on Denny Street (May 2 to May 22) traffic diversions will be in place to allow access to Denny Street as follows:

• From the north and west of Tralee, divert via North Circular Road, Edward Street and onto Castle Street

• From the south and east of Tralee, divert via Dan Spring Road, through Moyderwell and onto Castle Street

• Signage will be in place advising motorists of diversions

The traffic diversion routes while the Mall is closed to traffic.

When Denny Street becomes two-way, traffic will be able to turn from Princes Street onto Ivy Terrace and travel up Denny Street and onto Castle Street/Ashe Street.

This will be closely managed by the contractor and Kerry County Council staff when it occurs and signage will be in place. More detailed information on the two-way system on Denny Street will be provided in the coming weeks.

The Council says that throughout this phase of the works, Tralee town centre will remain fully open for business and disruption will be kept to a minimum. They say they are maintaining regular contact with retailers and businesses to address any issues of concern.


  1. Unbelievable, pity the businesses trying to make a living…

    • concerned citizen says:

      its called progress. Lets make our town a more attractive place for all. in the long run all businesses will benefit or would you prefer to stay stagnant?