New contractors are now understood to be fixing the stalled work on one of Dublin’s busiest cycle routes on the Clonskeagh Road near the River Dodder and the rear of UCD.
Work was stalled on the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council project when the construction firm, SIAC Construction Ltd, went into liquidation. The project is part of the Sandyford to the City Centre cycle route.
Cllr Oisín O’Connor (Green Party) said: “Update on the situation on Clonskeagh Road between UCD and the Dodder — the expected finish date is now mid-October.”
He added: “New contractor to start this week to finish off the job and do a much better quality job. Surfacing is temporary until at least September.”
An update from council officials said: “To achieve the highest standard possible, we are committed to rectifying a lot of defects left over by the previous Contractor. Bumpy cycle track, defects with utility chambers, alignment of cycle track, poor quality landscape finish.”
The officials said: “This will mean that the Contractor will maintain an irritating presence on the road during September with ongoing localised cycle lane closures, but it will be worth it to achieve a high level of quality. The final surface for the cycle tracks will not be laid until late September when all localised excavations, replacement of defective footpaths, utility works and topsoiling are complete. Again this will ensure the best surface finish.”