— River Dodder Greenway is planned to link D24, D4, D2
— Route could cost over €23 million
— Urban, commuter section to be built first
A greenway following the River Dodder from the Tallaght area to Grand Canal Square in the Dublin Docklands has taken a step forward as the councils involved are seeking project management services for its development.
The route is billed as “River Dodder Greenway from the Sea to the Mountains”, as it will link Grand Canal Dock to the Dublin Mountains.
The greenway crosses the boundaries of Dublin City Council, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, and South Dublin County Council. With the plan being project managed by South Dublin County Council.
“South Dublin County Council are currently seeking to procure Project Management and Environmental Consultancy Services for this proposed walking and cycling route along the length of the River Dodder from Bohernabreena in South Dublin County to Grand Canal Docks in Dublin City,” the tender documents on Etenders.ie states.
It adds: “Working as Team Leader with the appointed engineering consultants the successful tenderer will be required to Project Manage & Co-ordinate the Statutory Planning Processes in relation to the project and provide Project Management and Environmental Consultancy Services in relation to Environmental Constraints Study, screening for Appropriate Assessment, Appropriate Assessment, Environmental Report, screening for Environment Impact Assessment, Environmental Impact Assessment and Environmental Impact Statement.”
The tender said that “Consulting engineers (multiple) have been, or shall be, appointed to carry out the preliminary design of the route.”
IrishCycle.com will have further details of the route later this week.