North Main Street reopens to vehicles following partial building collapse

North Main Street reopens to vehicles following partial building collapse
Works to stabilise buildings in the area following a partial collapse.

NORTH Main Street has reopened to traffic just under five weeks after a partial building collapse caused Cork City Council to close it.

The street had remained open to pedestrians but now one lane of traffic has been reinstated as works continue to stabilise numbers 62,63 and 64 on the street.

City Hall director of services David Joyce said a section of footpath, closed off to facilitate works on the buildings, will remain closed for the time being, while short road closures may be used to allow deliveries to the site.

“The hoarding on the footpath outside 62, 63 and 64 will remain in place until the external supporting structures are replaced by internal supporting structures,” said Mr Joyce.

“As such this section of footpath will remain closed at this point in time.

“Over the next number of weeks there may be a need for individual short term road closures to facilitate specific works [for example] the delivery of steel to the site, however these will be kept to an absolute minimum,” Mr Joyce added.

On June 20, a partial building collapse took place at one of the properties with internal floors and rear walls coming down.

Works continue on stabilising the facade of number 63 and key elements of number 62 and 64.

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