I took the opportunity this month to get clarity from the Transportation Department of Dublin City Council as to when works on Phase 3 of the Royal Canal Greenway will finally get underway.
I have been frustrated about the continued delays in advancing this project and wanted to be able to provide some certainty to those who want to see this project delivered. The short answer is that, the Council hopes, construction work will start after Easter.
The Executive Engineer in the Sustainable Mobility Division of the City Council confirmed that tenders for the construction phase were received in the first half of this year. Following the assessment of these tenders, additional governance procedures are needed due to the increased construction costs of delivering Phase 3 of the Royal Canal Greenway.
Completion of these additional governance procedures should enable construction works to begin on site by the end of June next year, with an indicative construction period of two years.
In posting this update, I have to be honest in saying that, I cannot be confident that the timeline shared with me will be met but you can be assured that I will continue to pursue this issue until a contractor is appointed and works have started between Ossory Road and Cross Guns Bridge.
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