Chatham Street/Harry Street Area Improvement Scheme

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Scope of the work to be carried out

The proposed works extend the full length of Chatham Street and Harry Street, from their junction with Grafton Street running westward to their junction with Clarendon Street, as well as Balfe Street, Chatham Lane and Swan Yard. The proposed scheme includes:

  1. the excavation and repaving of streets in the area with new granite slabs and setts  replacing the existing red clay pavers, granite slabs and other pavement materials,
  2. the provision and installation of new watermains,
  3. the provision of public lighting ducts and other service ducts,
  4. the installation of street furniture in the form of bollards, bins and recreational seating.
  5. the replacement of all utility covers and frames within the site extents,
  6. the provision of greening facilities,
  7. the inclusion of Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SUDS),

See below drawings for Scheme location and layout.


Dublin City Council has engaged Actavo (Ireland) Ltd. to construct the above road scheme, and under the supervision of Roads Construction Division (Ph. 01 222 30 66; e-mail: ), Environment and Transportation Department, Dublin City Council.

Actavo (Ireland) Ltd.,
Westland House,
Willow Road,
New Nangor Road,
Dublin 12.
Phone:  +353 1 90 59 700

Day-to-day contact: Mr. Aaron McMorrow, Site Engineer.
086-0487069 :

Works are due to commence on Monday the 11th September, 2017 are expected to continue for approximately 18 months (March 2019). 

Working hours will be mainly 08:00-18:00hrs, Monday to Friday.  Occasional evening and weekend work may be required.  

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.

Shuttle/Stop and Go System and Road Closures

It will be necessary to operate a STOP-GO shuttle system on Chatham Lane to facilitate works on Balfe Street and a STOP-GO shuttle system on Balfe Street to facilitate works on Chatham Lane. Road Closures will be put in place on each Street throughout the scheme. Only one Closure will be in place at any given time.


Dublin City Council apologies in advance for any inconvenience caused and seeks the public’s understanding and cooperation during the course of these Road Improvement Works.

Scheme Drawings