Dungannon town centre brighter for Christmas following completion of public realm scheme.

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Dungannon town centre brighter for Christmas following completion of public realm scheme. thumbnail Dungannonís new-look and much-improved town centre

DUNGANNON is open for business following an improvement scheme to the town centre.

Construction in Dungannon, Market Square was finally completed last week, after weeks of traffic diversions.

The town is now more accessible to pedestrians and the public realm scheme has been completed in time for the Christmas rush.

The £300,000 scheme was aimed at improving access to the Market Square area, including plans to create a left-turn only out of the carpark, bigger parking bays and the addition of a carpark.

The works were completed in time for the Dungannon Christmas festivities at the weekend when the town's festive lighting was officially switched on.

Chair of Mid-Ulster District Council, Kim Ashton, has welcomed the improvements to Market Square Dungannon.

She said; "I am delighted that the £300,000 improvement works to Dungannon's Market Square have been wrapped up on time for the beginning of the town's Christmas celebrations.

"As a result of the works, pedestrians now have new and improved access across and around the Square, with improvements to traffic signals and alterations to junctions making driving into and out of the Square much smoother.

"I would like to thank all the staff involved, both council and contractor's, for all their hard work and commitment in getting these much-needed works completed."

Local traders have also praised the work and say the town is now one of the brightest and best for shopping, not only at Christmas, but throughout the year.

With the realm scheme now completed on time, traders and shoppers are looking forward to a bumper Christmas.

And there is also the added incentive of 10p shopping!

Parking in these car parks will be reduced to 10p for the first three hours in a special promotion running in both towns from Saturday, 25th November to Saturday, 6th January.

The cost of the parking has been reduced to 10p per hour for the first three hours.

Normal parking charges will apply after three hours.

Chair of Mid-Ulster District Council, Kim Ashton said: "Christmas is the busiest time of the year for our town centres so it is vital we take the neccessary steps to ensure maximum football during this important trading period.

"By providing this fantastic parking incentive over the Christmas period we are making our town centres more appealing to shoppers who value accessible car parking, both in terms of cost and convenience.


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