The new look Market Square in Dungannon has received an overwhelmingly positive response from businesses and shoppers.
Work was completed on schedule in November, in time for the town’s Christmas events and key festive trading period, and has brought 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.
The Square’s car park has also benefited from wider parking bays for ease of customer parking, the addition of a footpath and additional car parking in the square itself when it is not hosting events.
Chair of Mid Ulster District Council, Councillor Kim Ashton, said:
“A few weeks have now passed since the work completed, giving traders and visitors the opportunity to assess the new layout as pedestrians and as drivers, and the response has been overwhelmingly positive.
“Businesses and shoppers showed great patience while the work was on-going and their cooperation was greatly appreciated by the Council and the contractor”.
Chair of the Traders’ Association, Stephen Mohan, said:
“Now that the Market Square works have been completed and on time, we can look forward to welcoming customers back into our town with more optimism and enthusiasm.
“While we could go over the years spent campaigning and complaining, this is now in the past and it is time to work together to revitalise our town and our businesses with renewed vigour, determination and positivity as we prepare for another year”.
The improvement scheme was coordinated by the Council, which, while not responsible for traffic management or roads issues, to resolve problems which arose from the first phase of a public realm scheme in the town in 2012.
For further information about the improvements to the Square, click here.