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Construction to start on Clontarf to City Centre cycle and bus route; majority of work on three sections due to be finished in 2022

Enabling works are expected to start this week on the long-planned Clontarf to City Centre cycle and bus project, with major work to start next week, according to Dublin City Council.

Three phases will be started this year — including the centre of Fairview, the Clontarf end of the project, and a short section north of Connolly Station. The majority of the work on these sections are to be completed in 2022.

Cllr Donna Cooney (Green Party) said: “I’m so excited about this and almost cannot believe it is actually starting and will be completed within 18 months.”

Cllr Cooney added: “I’m delighted that the project is actually starting and that it will be completed within 18 months. I also look forward to seeing the design improvement details at our briefing on Friday. This project will set the standard for the highest quality active transport infrastructure incorporating environmental public domain improvements which will green our city including eight public plazas with sitting working towards our goal of creating a truly liveable city.”

According to an update provided to councillors works on the project will be completed in seven sections, with actions 2, 6 and 7 starting this year and the other sections next year.

In the update to councillors, the Active Travel section of the council said: “During 2022 the Contractor intends to carry out works along Sections 2, 6 and 7 with an expected completion date of January 2023. Sections 1, 3, 4 and 5 will be completed during 2023.”

  • Section 1 – Talbot Street to Buckingham Street
  • Section 2 – Buckingham Street to the Five Lamps Junction at Portland Row
  • Section 3 – Five Lamps Junction to Annesley Place
  • Section 4 – Annesley Place to Poplar Row
  • Section 5 – Poplar Row to Fairview Strand
  • Section 6 – Fairview Strand to Malahide Road
  • Section 7 – Malahide Road to Alife Byrne Road

Enabling works on sections 2, 6 and 7 are to start this week and major construction next week. The following was an outline of the traffic management plan for the sections of work planned this year.

Traffic Management

Section 2 – Buckingham Street to the Five Lamps Junction at Portland Row

Between March and June 2022 works will be carried out on the inbound lanes along this Section.  Four lanes of traffic will be maintained during the first traffic management set up, two inbound and two outbound, maintaining a dedicated bus and traffic lane in either direction.  The Contractor will move to the middle lanes between July and September, and move to the outbound lanes during October to December.

Section 6 – Fairview Strand to Malahide Road

Similar to Section 2, between March and June 2022 works will be carried out on the inbound lanes.  Four lanes of traffic will be maintained during the first traffic management set up, two inbound and two outbound, maintaining a dedicated bus lane, a traffic lane and a cycle lane in either direction.  The Contractor will move to the middle lanes between July and September, and move to the outbound lanes during October to December.

Section 7 – Malahide Road to Alife Byrne Road

For the next six weeks the Contractor intends to work on the junction of Alfie Byrne and Clontarf Road, affecting traffic on the inbound lane, and on Alfie Byrne Road.  Further traffic management proposals are to be submitted over the next few weeks for May onwards.  Similar to Section 2 and 6, the Contractor intends to carry out the majority of works in this section during 2022.

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