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Grafton St Improvement Scheme Launches

Dublin City Council has launched the Grafton Street Improvement Scheme. The €4m project will see the street's existing red brick surface replaced with high quality natural stone, new public lighting and street furniture. The stone will be granite in the main and a significant portion comes from the Dublin and Wicklow Mountains. The essential works will begin in early June and finish in November 2014.

They will play a key part in improving Grafton Street as a retail environment and a destination. The council also announced that KN Networks won the competitive tender to repave the street.

"Grafton Street is the premier street south of the Liffey – when Grafton Street looks well, the city does well. The repaving is great news for businesses, shoppers and tourists," Dublin's Lord Mayor Naoise Ó Muirí said at the launch of the scheme.

Dublin City Council engaged extensively with businesses and stakeholders and has arranged for the repaving to be carried out in five separate stages. This means that the street will remain open to shoppers and pedestrians throughout the repaving which is scheduled to finish in November 2014. Full details on the timeline are below.

"The business community is very supportive of Dublin City Council’s plans to repave the street. With an annual footfall of more than 30 million, Grafton Street plays a key role in attracting shoppers and visitors to the city centre. We are regaining market share and Grafton is leading the way with significant increases in footfall over the last 16 months. The planned repaving will ensure the physical environment matches the quality retail and leisure offering and will accelerate the continued growth," said Richard Guiney CEO of Dublin City Business Improvement District.

Source: Build.ie - Grafton St Improvement Scheme Launches