Travel by car should be avoided as “temporary road closures and diversions required” for Clontarf to City Centre project

Dublin City Council is urging motorists who use the roads between Clontarf and the city centre to use alternative modes of transport if possible as a high level of disruption is expected from August 8, some of which will extend until at least until “early 2024”.

The work is for the next phrase of the Clontarf to City Centre project which is often referred to as a cycle route but the project developed into a major project including improvements along the streets for walking, cycling and bus users, as well as full carriageway renewal and a few water main.

The council said: “From Monday 8th August, temporary road closures and diversions will be required to facilitate significant works at Annesley Bridge Road and North Strand Road. DCC is currently rolling out an extensive public information campaign to ensure residents and route users are fully aware of the forthcoming changes. This includes the distribution of information leaflets to 60,000 homes and businesses in the area, press notices, billboard and bus stop advertising, road signage, and more.“

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The current phase of works will require changes in the road layout which will remain in place until early 2024. Key changes include:

  • “Annesley Bridge Road & North Strand Road inbound: private vehicles will be diverted at Fairview Strand, down Ballybough Road, along Portland Row, re-joining North Strand Road at Five Lamps. Annesley Bridge Road & North Strand Road inbound will continue to be open to buses, bicycles, and taxis as normal.”
  • Annesley Bridge Road & North Strand Road outbound: this will be open to all outbound traffic and operating as normal.”
  • “In addition, from August to the end of this year, Clontarf Road railway bridge will be reduced to one lane in each direction, with both inbound and outbound traffic funnelled through one of the two bridge arches.”

Andy Walsh, Director for the Active Travel Programme, said: “Works completed on C2CC to date – including the expanded cycling and pedestrian infrastructure at the junction of Alfie Byrne Road – look great and feedback has been very positive. This next phase is a major step up in works, and while there will be some disruption to regular traffic flows, we are working to ensure everyone is as informed about the changes as soon as possible before they take place.”

He added: “We ask that anyone using the route plans their journeys in light of the changes, and use alternative modes of transport where possible.”

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