This month, I sought a further update from the Traffic & Transportation Department of Dublin City Council into the delivery of Phases 3 and 4 of the Royal Canal Greenway, following the opening of Phase 2 linking Sheriff Street and the North Strand in late July.
From information shared with me, I understand that the Council anticipates Phase 3 going out to tender this December. At present, the design team is reviewing the design in order to minimise any potential impact on existing trees along the route, linking the North Strand and Cross Guns Bridge in Phibsborough.
As you will know, the Council has sub-divided Phase 4 into four aspects in order to deliver more quickly its plans for the 4.3km stretch between Cross Guns Bridge and Longford Bridge at Ashtown.
Phase 4A involves the introduction of a contra-flow bus lane over Broombridge. This phase is currently in construction. Phase 4A went to tender in February 2020. There was a brief delay in appointing a contractor and commencing works due to Covid-19 restrictions. GMC were appointed as contractors in May 2020 and works commenced in June 2020. These works will be completed by the end of October 2020. Costs on Phase 4A will be reported following completion of the contract.
Phases B, C and D are currently in the design stage. A tender for ground investigation works for phase 4B was run recently and a contractor appointed. These works will commence in October 2020. It is hoped that designs for phase 4B will be complete by November 2020 and a tender published to appoint a contractor for the works in December, with works planned to commence in March 2021.
I hope this information is of assistance to you. Please get in touch with me if you have any questions or queries arising from the details above.
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