With the onset of Christmas, I have decided not to distribute a December edition of Stoneybatter Matters but rather provide an online update, which I have detailed briefly below.
I continue to work closely with Minister Paschal Donohoe on all local issues. Please make sure to contact with either one of us if we can be of help to you and your family.
Dublin City Council is currently organizing a new street name plate tender. As part of that tender, officials have included Ostman Place, Sigurd Road and other Stoneybatter streets have been included in the tender, at my request. This work is being advanced by the Roads Maintenance Department and will be actioned early in the new year.
STONEYBATTER GULLY CLEANING
The Surface Water & Flood Management Division of Dublin City Council has commenced gully cleaning works across Stoneybatter. Work began last month and will be completed in early January. If you have particular questions about shores or gullies on your street, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org so that I can ensure those gullies and shores are cleaned as thoroughly as possible.
HANLON’S CORNER – TRAFFIC REVIEW
The Traffic Management & Control Section of the City Council has agreed to amend the traffic lights at Hanlon’s Corner by six seconds. This will see westbound traffic being stopped earlier than eastbound traffic and therefore allowing vehicles and cyclists safely clear the junction while westbound traffic is stopped. The yellow box opposite Annamoe Road is to be reduced in size so as to enable vehicles to legally stop before the traffic lights. I’ll update you as to when the works will be carried out.
ST. JOSEPH’S ROAD RIGHT TURN BAN
The Traffic Advisory Group has recommended that traffic will no longer be able to turn right on Prussia Street from St. Joseph’s Road during the morning rush-hour between Monday and Friday. Therefore, between 7am and 10am, Monday through Friday, vehicular traffic will not be permitted to turn left, off Aughrim Street onto St. Joseph’s Road. Cyclists will be permitted to use the junction, however. I expect that this decision will be implemented shortly.
Fine Gael Councillor - North Inner City
Chair, Urban Form & Planning Strategic Policy Committee