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Areas of central Dublin are going to be ripped up...

… and then put back down again (with new paving stones).

LATER TODAY ONE of Dublin’s main shopping streets is set to have its new lights turned on for the first time.

The project, costing around €4 million, has seen areas around Grafton Street have their old red brick surfacing replaced with new stone, public street lighting and street furniture.

A ceremony is set to take place this evening at 6.45pm for the new lighting to be switched on for the first time.

johnson court How Johnson Court will look after rejuvenation Source: Dublin City Council

Ceremony 

The lighting will be green this weekend to mark the start of the St Patrick’s Day festivities.

Lord Mayor of Dublin, Christy Burke, will be present at the ceremony to switch on the lights.

Speaking about this, Burke said, “I, and Dublin City Council, would like to thank the businesses and the many people who visit Grafton Street for their cooperation and patience during the improvement works.”

wicklow street Wicklow Street after rejuvenation Source: Dublin City Council

Further works 

Work is set to go ahead on repaving the pedestrianised area of Wicklow Street and on Johnson Court by the middle of April 2015.

It is estimated that this work will cost around €500,000 and is expected to be finished by September 2015.

These areas will follow the design already rolled out on Grafton Street. It is hoped that the further improvements will bring an increased footfall into the area.

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