Laois County Council have announced that they are to pause the pedestrianisation of Main Street in Portlaoise with immediate effect.
The Council says that due to the slow nature of the reopening of some businesses, they have made the decision.
They will pause the move until Monday July 27 when further details will be announced.
A statement said: “Laois County Council recently commenced the temporary, periodic pedestrianisation of Lower Main Street, Portlaoise.
“The date of introduction (2nd July, 2020) was targeted to coincide with key dates, identified in the Government’s Roadmap for the Reopening of Society and Business.
“The rate at which some businesses are reopening is slower than anticipated.
“Largely in recognition of this and having consulted with key stakeholders, Laois County Council will pause the pedestrianisation of Lower Main Street with immediate effect and reintroduce pedestrianisation week commencing Monday 27th July, 2020.
“Further details will issue closer to 27th July, 2020.
“Please note the existing one way vehicular system on Railway Street (i.e. Main Street to Tower Hill) will remain in place as previously advertised until 30th August 2020.”