The countdown is on to the opening of the new Tesco Extra megastore at Stapleton Place in Dundalk.
The filling station element of the complex – located at the site of the former Dundalk Shopping Centre – will open on Monday.
The main Tesco premises will then open its doors the following week on Bank Holiday Monday August 4th.
The new Tesco will provide groceries, clothing, hardware, a pharmacy, a butchers, a Costa Coffee outlet and much more.
It was recently revealed that more than 500 people had applied for jobs in the new Tesco, with more roles expected to be advertised in the coming weeks following its opening.
Meanwhile, a new roundabout junction has been implemented at the rear of the centre on the Ramparts Road. Cars travelling from the direction of the Marshes towards Tesco can no longer turn right to head towards Stapleton Place. They now must proceed past the turn and negotiate a roundabout before continuing on their journey.
The junction between McDonald’s and Sherry FitzGerald Carroll has also now been reduced to one lane.