Laois County Council decide to ‘pause’ pedestrianisation of Main Street in Portlaoise

first_img Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Facebook TAGSMain Street Home News Laois County Council decide to ‘pause’ pedestrianisation of Main Street in Portlaoise News Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role Twitter Laois County Council have announced that they are to pause the pedestrianisation of Main Street in Portlaoise with immediate effect.The Council says that due to the slow nature of the reopening of some businesses, they have made the decision.They will pause the move until Monday July 27 when further details will be announced.A statement said: “Laois County Council recently commenced the temporary, periodic pedestrianisation of Lower Main Street, Portlaoise.“The date of introduction (2nd July, 2020) was targeted to coincide with key dates, identified in the Government’s Roadmap for the Reopening of Society and Business.“The rate at which some businesses are reopening is slower than anticipated.“Largely in recognition of this and having consulted with key stakeholders, Laois County Council will pause the pedestrianisation of Lower Main Street with immediate effect and reintroduce pedestrianisation week commencing Monday 27th July, 2020.“Further details will issue closer to 27th July, 2020.“Please note the existing one way vehicular system on Railway Street (i.e. Main Street to Tower Hill) will remain in place as previously advertised until 30th August 2020.”SEE ALSO – Former Laois footballer transfers to Munster club ahead of championship Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date News Previous articleLocal Senator to make new school for Portarlington her top priorityNext articleCoronavirus: One new death and 25 new cases as mask wearing to become mandatory Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. Pinterest Electric Picnic Twitter WhatsApp Electric Picnic Facebook By Alan Hartnett – 10th July 2020 Laois County Council decide to ‘pause’ pedestrianisation of Main Street in Portlaoise Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival last_img read more