Contractors working for Thurles Town Council have demolished a building at the junction between Cuchulainn Road and O’Donovan Rossa Street to allow for the widening of the junction.
The space created will be used to make the junction more safe for pedestrians and motorists alike and will give much easier access to Cuchulainn road from the Templemore road end.
A student lost his life at the junction some years ago and there has been a determination by the council to up-grade the junction and ensure that no more lives are lost in the location.
The roadway is currently closed with only local traffic allowed to access the street. However, the work is expected to be completed well before Christmas and should make for easier flow of traffic in the region.