Street upgrade plan for Naas

Some 150 buses a day go through Naas  and 6,000 people commute from the town on a daily basis  with one quarter of these going to Dublin. Pic: Tony Keane.
PLANS have been put forward for the redevelopment of Market Square in Naas (in front of the Presbyterian church).

PLANS have been put forward for the redevelopment of Market Square in Naas (in front of the Presbyterian church).

Drawings are to go on display and feature a larger and improved bus shelter opposite the post office with a wider island and a digital-type sign displaying bus schedule information, and 3 uncontrolled pedestrain crossings in the area.

If approved, the plan will be funded by the National Transportat Authority, which is pushing to make the town more convenient for pedestrisns, bus users and cyclists.

About six car park spaces will be removed under the proposals – two behind the existing bus stop, one near the Five Lamps and 3 outside Kavanagh’s pub.

The taxi rank will remain although the work will mean that the roadway from the church towards the Bank of Ireland, (behind the shelter) will be reduced in width.

The main street will also be reduced in width and it is planned to move the bus stop from outside the post office towards the Town Hall.

Cycle stands will be built near the church at Market Square and outside Campion Insurance on South Main Street.