Blackhorse Avenue – Section 2, Road Improvement Scheme

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Scope of the work to be carried out
The proposed scheme includes the widening and reconstruction of an existing 500m long section of carriageway on Blackhorse Avenue in Dublin 7 from a point just southeast of the Cabra Gate entrance to the Phoenix Park to a point southwest of its junction with Springfield Road, incorporating the construction of new concrete footpaths, the provision of new boundary walls and the upgrading of the existing public lighting facilities.  The individual elements to the scheme are as follows;

  1. The widening, realignment, and reconstruction of the existing road from a point approx. 50m southeast of the Cabra Gate entrance to the Phoenix Park to a point approx. 30m southeast of it junction with Springfield Road.
  2. The construction of new footpaths on both sides of the road from approx. 50m southeast of the Cabra Gate entrance to the Phoenix Park to approx. 30m southeast of its junction with Springfield Road.
  3. The construction of a 2.5m (maximum) wide section of footpath from just southeast of the Cabra Gate entrance to the Phoenix Park to link up with the existing footpath outside the Park Crescent House Apartments.
  4. The removal of an existing old 4” & 6” Asbestos Cement (AC) watermain located in both the footpath & carriageway as shown on the construction drawings.
  5. The provision & installation of a new MDPE watermain and the provision & installation of a new surface water pipeline.
  6. In order to facilitate the construction of both the new road and footpath and the construction of a new boundary wall and railing to the adjoining property, it will be necessary to fell the existing trees along this stretch of road.
  7. The construction of a new boundary wall and railing to the property between the Cabra Gate entrance to the Phoenix Park and the Park Crescent House Apartments with an access gate for the Parks Division of Dublin City Council.
  8. It is intended to plant the existing plot of land to the rear of this new boundary wall and railing with native trees to compensate for the loss of trees/hedgerow along the road front.
  9. The construction of a new boundary wall and railing to the existing land site just east of the Park Crescent House Apartments and directly opposite Skreen Road.
  10. The works will necessitate a land-take of approx. 3.5m strip from this land site, the possible relocation of the existing entrance to this site in order to facilitate the realignment & construction of the new road, footpaths and a new boundary wall at this location.
  11. The provision and construction of traffic calming ramps at various locations.
  12. The construction of a limestone façade to the proposed new boundary walls in keeping with the existing Phoenix Park boundary wall.
  13. The employment of an Archaeologist to monitor the excavation and construction works along the whole length of the site and particularly the areas adjacent to the Poor Man’s Well & the Phoenix Park Wall.


See attached drawings for Scheme location and layout.

Contractor
Dublin City Council has engaged Main Contractor…

Actavo (Ireland) Ltd., [formerly ‘SIERRA Communications Ltd.’]
Westland House,
Willow Road,
New Nangor Road,
Dublin 12.

Phone:  +353 1 90 59 700

Email:    info@actavo.com

Web:     http://www.actavo.com/

 

Day-to-day contact: Mr. Aaron McMorrow, Site Engineer.

086 048 70 69 : aaron.mcmorrow@actavo.com

…to construct the above road scheme, and under the supervision of Roads Construction Division (Ph. 01 222 30 66; e-mail: roadcon@dublincity.ie ), Environment and Transportation Department, Dublin City Council.

Works are due to commence on Wednesday 15th June, 2016, and including working during Operation Open City (typically three weeks in December;  …in previous years, Operation Open City was known as Operation Freeflow).  Works may be expected to continue for approximately 13 months (July 2017).

Working hours will largely be 08:00-18:00hrs, Monday to Friday.  Occasional evening and weekend working (particularly at road junctions) may be anticipated.  Carriageway surfacing works (undertaken towards the end of the Project) will most likely be carried out at night time or weekends.

Access to premises: pedestrian access to premises along the Scheme will be maintained at all times during the Works.  Vehicular access will be maintained as far as reasonably practicable.  When excavating the road outside individual premises, access will necessarily be temporarily interrupted.

Pedestrian Passage
Pedestrian passage along the road will be maintained at all times.

Similarly, access for emergency services, and refuse collection, will also be maintained.

Vehicular Passage
As the Works include for the full reconstruction of the full-width of the existing carriageway, it will be necessary to operate a STOP-GO shuttle system throughout the duration of the Works.  Motorists are advised that this will inevitably include some delay to both inbound and outbound trips during the full course of the Works.

Acknowledgement
Dublin City Council seeks, welcomes, and acknowledges, and appreciates in anticipation, the public’s understanding and cooperation during the course of these Road Improvement Works.


SCHEME DRAWINGS

 

 


 

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