2001: Courtown Car Park


With the Courtown Village Renewal project creating a major upsurge in local amenities and tourist accommodation, the need for appropriate car parking facilities was identified as paramount. The village has long memories of congestion and bottlenecks during the heady days of summer. A large site was chosen for the new car park in order to accommodate sufficient car and bus spaces. Situated close to the new Water World amenity, it's location also served to divert traffic away from the narrow and crowded streets on the sea-front, while remaining only a short walking distance to the centre of the village. It was also convenient for beach goers, who have increasingly moved to the strand on the northern side of the village. Niall Barry & Co completed the drainage, kerbing and footpaths for this project. Bennett Tarmacadam was contracted by Wexford County Council to compete the surfacing proper; this included final grade preparation, 60mm of 20mm base course, 40mm of 14mm wearing course and line markings. The flat topology and large surface area called for considerable attention to surface drainage. The project involved a total surface area of 9,250 square metres and was completed in July 2001. Please note that the above photos were taken in November 2003, over two years after the original work.


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