Works to get underway on new Navan taxi rank
Further traffic disruption can be expected in Navan when work begins on a new taxi rank at Abbey Road.
The construction at the Abbey Road entrance to Navan Shopping Centre will also include road, pavement and drainage improvements and is taking place following the completion of the safety works at the fire station junction.
Meath County Council has warned there will be delays and disruption when the work commences later this month.
The council has said it will work with the contractor to minimise disruption.
The work is part of the Navan 2030 project which will see a complete overhaul of the town’s traffic system over the next two to three years. Work is also currently taking place on part of Railway Street from the Solstice junction to the Brews Hill junction, to facilitate two way traffic.
Meath County Council CEO Jackie Maguire said; “The plans for Navan 2030 will rejuvenate the heart of Navan to deliver a revitalised and accessible town centre making Navan a better place to live, work and to visit. We will seek to minimise disruption during the upgrade works on Railway Street and Abbey Road.
"These works, which are being funded by the National Transport Authority, provides for improvements and enhancements to the appearance of the town and its public areas and improved access and movement in and out of the town centre."
The Railway Street works sees a road closure from the Solstice roundabout to the bottom of Brews Hill until the end of this month, which will facilitate underground works on Railway Street.
This will then allow for one-way traffic to return to Railway Street while the remainder of the works on the street are completed such as new footpaths, public lighting upgrades and fibre broadband connections.
The overall Navan 2030 scheme provides for bus bays on either side of a widened Kennedy Road, a park and ride facility on the Kells Road, the reversal of traffic flow on Ludlow Street, with buses coming into the town from the Dublin direction up the street towards Market Square, among other measures.