PLANS for two way traffic to return on Denny Street have received the go ahead along with a number of other changes to Tralee town centre at the meeting of Tralee Municipal District on Tuesday.
There has been considerable opposition over the loss of 66 car spaces on Denny Street and the effect it will have on business in the town centre. After a consultation period with traders and taxi drivers, a number of amendments have been made to the original plans.
The loss of so many spaces comes because of a change to parallel parking from the herring bone system to facilitate the re-introduction of two lane traffic.
Fourteen spaces have been salvaged on Denny Street after it was agreed there would be no proposed taxi rank there. More parking spaces are expected to be made available around the back of the Ashe Memorial Hall and around that end of Denny Street.
In the Mall, loading bays will be used as a taxi rank at night. It was also recommended to extend the loading bays to include a set down area during the day.
24 hour taxi ranks will be set up in Bridge Lane and Abbey Court, while there will be a night rank on Edward Street. The amended plan was approved unanimously by councillors at Tuesday’s meeting. It is expected that work will start soon on the two-way system in Denny Street and it is hoped to be completed in the autumn.