On 9th January, with my colleague Jason Murphy, I reviewed the progress on the new one-way layout and signalling changes at Railway Square, Manor Street and Bath Street to be phased in this week by Waterford Council (week ending 12th January).

These changes are part of the Waterford City Centre Urban Renewal Scheme, initiated in 2015. Many of the changes are supporting the policy objectives of the Waterford City Development Plan (2013-2019), including the “provision of a citywide cycle network to link all areas of the city to each other via main routes”.

Monday the 8th January, works commenced at the end of College Street, to install a solid island – this particular work will be completed by this evening, Tuesday. Traffic on College Street turning onto Manor Street will be restricted to one lane.

Wednesday 10th January, the traffic lights at the College St/Bath St/Manor St junctions, will be switched off to facilitate the changeover. On Thursday the 11th January, the one way loop around Railway Square will become operational.

There will be traffic management in place and unfortunately there will be delays in the coming week with the new layout will be operational by the 11th January.

We ask for your patience during the coming period.