Clontarf to City Centre Project Traffic Diversion Begins Next Monday
Published on 4th August 2022
Dublin City Council (DCC) would like to remind the public that from next Monday, 8th August, significant traffic diversions will be in place at Annesley Bridge Road & North Strand Road until early 2024.
These key changes in the road layout will enable the next phase of the Clontarf to City Centre (C2CC) Project.
Commuters are advised that since the inbound traffic lanes and capacity are being reduced to facilitate the works, increased journey times in the area can be expected.
Members of the public are asked to plan their journey in advance and to consider alternative modes of transport including Dublin Bus, cycling, walking, DART and train services.
The C2CC project will provide segregated cycling facilities and bus priority infrastructure along a 2.7 km route from Clontarf to Amiens Street. Once completed, the project will deliver a route optimised for faster bus journeys, safer and easier cycle and motoring options, and comfortable walking and running facilities.
DCC is currently rolling out an extensive public information campaign to ensure residents and route users are fully aware of the forthcoming changes. This includes the distribution of information leaflets to 60,000 homes and businesses in the area, press notices, billboard and bus stop advertising, road signage, and more. The public is also invited to visit the dedicated project website at www.c2cc.ie for further detailed information and maps of the impacted areas.
Key changes include:
- Annesley Bridge Road & North Strand Road inbound: private vehicles will be diverted at Fairview Strand, down Ballybough Road, along Portland Row, re-joining North Strand Road at Five Lamps. Annesley Bridge Road & North Strand Road inbound will continue to be open to buses, bicycles, pedestrians and taxis as normal.
- Annesley Bridge Road & North Strand Road outbound: this will be open to all outbound traffic and operating as normal.
In addition, from later on in August to the end of this year, under Clontarf Road railway bridge traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction, with both inbound and outbound traffic funnelled through one of the two bridge arches.
Andy Walsh, Director for the Active Travel Programme, said, “Works completed on C2CC to date – including the expanded cycling and pedestrian infrastructure at the junction of Alfie Byrne Road – look great and feedback has been very positive. This next phase is a major step up in works, and while there will be some disruption to regular traffic flows, we are working to ensure everyone is as informed about the changes as soon as possible before they take place. We ask that anyone using the route plans their journeys in light of the changes, and use alternative modes of transport where possible.”
Tune into 103.2 FM for live traffic information from 7 am to 10 am and from 4 pm to 7 pm Monday to Friday.
The C2CC Project began construction on 28th March this year, and when completed will provide 8km of walking, 6km of cycling facilities, and 5.4km bus priority infrastructure from Clontarf Road at the junction with Alfie Byrne Road, to Amiens Street at the junction with Talbot Street. In addition, much greening, public realm improvements and numerous underground services including watermains are being delivered as part of the overall project.
Notes to the Editor:
C2CC Key Facts & Figures
- The overall length of the Project is 2.7km
- 6km of new and upgraded cycling lanes (both ways)
- 5.4km of upgraded bus lanes (both ways)
- 8km of upgraded pedestrian walkways (both ways)
- €62.5 million is the Project budget
- 114 trees are to be planted as part of this Project, however 44 are to be removed, which is a net gain of 70 trees. For more information on trees click here.
- 79 dedicated public car parking bays are to be retained along the route, of which 37 are in the north inner city section, and 42 are along the Clontarf Section. There is an overall estimated reduction of 54, 46 of which are in the North Inner City, and 8 are in Clontarf. For more information on parking click here .
C2CC Business Case
The nominal capital cost of the Project inclusive of VAT is €62.5 million.
The report concluded with an economic appraisal forecast a Benefit to Cost Ratio of 2.9 for the project. Thus, presenting a strong case for the Clontarf to City Centre Project to proceed.
The business case for the Project has been prepared by Consultants on behalf of Dublin City Council and the National Transport Authority in November 2021 in accordance with National Standards and guidelines, and provides an evidence-based representation of expected return on public investment.
The report identifies key beneficial impacts of the Clontarf to City Centre Project include:
- An increase in cycle patronage
- Cycle journey time savings
- Significant cycle journey time saving benefits
- A modal shift towards sustainable travel
- An increase in bus patronage
- Significant bus journey time savings
- Significant journey time savings
- Significant safety benefit
- Health benefits savings
- Absenteeism reduction and
- Journey Quality improvements
How to contact Dublin City Council
If you would like further information on the C2CC Project or to contact the Dublin City Council project team, please see the options below:
- Project website: www.c2cc.ie
- Email: [email protected] with subject: C2CC Project
- Project Postal Address: Dublin City Council, C2CC Project, Environment & Transportation Department, Block 2, Floor 7, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8, D08 RF3F.
- Dublin City Council’s Project Liaison Officer: 01 222 2536
Drawings and further updates:
Design drawings of the C2CC Project have been made available for viewing at the following local libraries:
- Charleville Mall Library, North Strand, Dublin 1
- Marino Library, 14 - 20 Marino Mart, Dublin 3
Further images, landscape drawings and a public realm design report for the Clontarf to City Centre Project can be viewed on the Dublin City Council C2CC Project Website: www.c2cc.ie.