Work on refurbishing the roundabout in the centre of Knock village is expected to begin this week.
Knock Community Futures confirmed that contractors have been appointed to the project which will include pedestrian crossings and landscaping works.
The local group secured €100,000 from former Minister Michael Ring’s department last year after they submitted an application for funding under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme 2018-2019.
Architect with Mayo County Council Matt Stephens designed the project which will include new paving and lighting, with two pedestrian crossings also planned for the busy junction.
A sculpture is not part of the initial design but one can be accommodated at a later stage.
Harrington Contractors, based in Kilkelly, will carry out the works which are expected to continue for up to two months.
There will be little or no disruption to traffic with the cancellation of this year’s Novena expected to assist traffic management.