DENNY Street will be two-way traffic by Christmas and works on the shared space in The Mall/Bridge Street/Russell Street will begin in January 2017 it was revealed last night.
Kerry County Council Senior Executive Engineer, Eamon Scanlon, briefed local businesspeople on the upcoming works at a meeting in the Imperial Hotel last night.
The works on Denny Street will begin in mid-September and continue until early December at which time the new two-way traffic system will be implemented.
Works on shared space areas will commence in early January and is scheduled to take between six to eight months.
Requests for a temporary rates reduction for businesses affected by the works and set free-parking times in the town centre, were also discussed and will be taken under consideration.
It was also agreed that a committee will be appointed made up of Tralee Chamber Alliance and local traders to meet with Kerry County Council about the adjustments and the timescale.
As revealed before, there will be no taxi ranks on Denny Street and parking spaces will be reinstated between Denny Street and the Ashe Memorial Hall. Taxis will only operate in The Mall at night.
There will be additional set down areas in The Mall where trucks and lorry deliveries are to be limited by specific time limits. These will be policed by Kerry County Council staff.