Traffic Management During The Construction Stage
Information on traffic management arrangements required to facilitate construction of the Clontarf to City Centre Project
Update: July 2022
Clontarf to City Centre Project Enters Next Phase of Construction
Starting on 8th August, all city centre bound private car traffic travelling through Fairview will not be permitted to proceed on to Annesley Bridge Road and will instead, be diverted onto Fairview Strand Road, Ballybough Road, Portland Row. The diversion ends at the junction of Portland Row with Amiens Street.
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Cars Diverted from North Strand Diverted from North Strand Road to Ballybough Road
All city centre bound private car traffic diverted at Fairview via Fairview Strand Road & Ballybough Road
Funnelling of traffic near Clontarf DART Station
All traffic reduced to one lane in each direction and funnelled through one arch of railway bridge at Clontarf Road.
Update March 2022
Construction works will take place along the following sections during 2022:
- Section 2: Buckingham Street to the Five Lamps Junction at Portland Row
- Section 6: Fairview Strand to Malahide Road
- Section 7: Malahide Road to Clontarf Road and the Junction with Alfie Byrne Road
Works will commence on March 28th 2022, with temporary traffic management being put in place from March 26th 2022.
The first phase of construction works will take place along the inbound side of Sections 2 and 6. For these sections, four lanes of traffic will be maintained, two inbound and two outbound, with a dedicated bus and traffic lane maintained in each direction. Bus stops will be temporarily moved to the nearest location past the works travelling inbound. See images below.
The reduction in general traffic lanes along Section 6, from two general traffic lanes to one general traffic lane in each direction, will have an impact on traffic flow into and out of the city.
The traffic management plan for part of Section 7 that includes the junction of Alfie Byrne Road is shown below. These works will commence in April 2022, along with works along the remainder of Section 7 inbound. Traffic management plans for Section 7 will be similar to those for Section 6, with two lanes maintained each way, including a bus lane in each direction.
When the inbound side of the works is completed, the contractor will move to the outbound or middle section of the roadway. The traffic management plans for this next stage will be provided when available.
Dublin City Council apologies for any inconvenience caused and seeks the understanding and co-operation of the public during the course of these works.
The benefits of this project are substantial, and will be transformative for the area. In addition to providing segregated cycling facilities, priority bus lanes, and improvements in pedestrian safety, the Clontarf to City Centre Project includes significant footpath improvement works. All pavements along the route will be reconstructed, eight new community plazas will be created, and new tree planting and soft landscaping will contribute to improved greening throughout the area. As well as delivering on the core functional objectives of the project, the project’s public realm improvements have been designed to be transformative and regenerative throughout the corridor. This transformation cannot be achieved without some disruption to the area. Dublin City Council appreciate the co-operation of businesses, residents and users of the route in the delivery of this transformation.