This morning I co-chaired a meeting of both the #DublinCentral and #NorthCentral Area Committees to learn more about the proposed Clontarf to City Centre project.
The focus of the meeting, this morning, was on the following:
· Design changes required following the Part 8 public consultation
· Contractors proposed construction programme
· Proposed first phase traffic management proposals
While I have provided a link to the presentation Councillors received, let me update you on how the construction works will be phased. These phases include:
- Section 1 – Talbot Street to Buckingham Street
- Section 2 – Buckingham Street to the Five Lamps Junction at Portland Row
- Section 3 – Five Lamps Junction to Annesley Place
- Section 4 – Annesley Place to Poplar Row
- Section 5 – Poplar Row to Fairview Strand
- Section 6 – Fairview Strand to Malahide Road
- Section 7 – Malahide Road to Alife Byrne Road
In January 2022, Clonmel Enterprises Ltd. were appointed as works contractor. The contractor started in February 2022 with some tree felling. During 2022 the Contractor intends to carry out works along Sections 2, 6 and 7 with an expected completion date of January 2023. Sections 1, 3, 4 and 5 will be completed during 2023.
Upcoming dates are as follows;
· Week of 21st March – some enabling works will be carried out in sections 2, 6 & 7
· Saturday 26th – traffic management in sections 2, 6 & 7 will be set up on the inbound lanes
· Monday 28th – Construction works will commence
Section 2 – Buckingham Street to the Five Lamps Junction at Portland Row:
Between March and June 2022 works will be carried out on the inbound lanes along this Section. Four lanes of traffic will be maintained during the first traffic management set up, two inbound and two outbound, maintaining a dedicated bus and traffic lane in either direction. The Contractor will move to the middle lanes between July and September, and move to the outbound lanes during October to December.
Section 6 – Fairview Strand to Malahide Road:
Similar to Section 2, between March and June 2022 works will be carried out on the inbound lanes. Four lanes of traffic will be maintained during the first traffic management set up, two inbound and two outbound, maintaining a dedicated bus lane, a traffic lane and a cycle lane in either direction. The Contractor will move to the middle lanes between July and September, and move to the outbound lanes during October to December.
Section 7 – Malahide Road to Alife Byrne Road:
For the next six weeks the Contractor intends to work on the junction of Alfie Byrne and Clontarf Road, affecting traffic on the inbound lane, and on Alfie Byrne Road. Further traffic management proposals are to be submitted over the next few weeks for May onwards. Similar to Section 2 and 6, the Contractor intends to carry out the majority of works in this section during 2022.
Works in sections 1, 3, 4 and 5 will be carried out during 2023.
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Fine Gael Councillor - North Inner City
Chair, Urban Form & Planning Strategic Policy Committee