Work on removing the Bodkin Roundabout at Galway Shopping Centre on the Headford Road will commence next month, according to Galway City Council.
The roundabout will be replaced by intelligent traffic lights similar to those in place at the former Font and Morris Roundabout sites on the Tuam Road and at Ballybane.
Work on removing the busy city roundabout was due to begin in March of this year but Dublin-based firm Clare Civil Engineering has now been lined up to complete the conversion of the roundabout to a signalised junction. The work is expected to take three months to complete.
Galway City Council Director of Services Ciaran Hayes told the Galway Independent that work on replacing the Kirwan Roundabout at the Menlo Park Hotel was next in line to be completed, but a construction time would not be decided until the fourth quarter of 2012.
Mr Hayes also said that while the removal of the Skerritt Roundabout on the Dublin Road was certainly part of Galway City Council’s long-term plans, no designs have been completed or funding allocated to do so at present.