Traffic Diversions During Construction Stage
Information on potential traffic diversions required to facilitate construction of the Clontarf to City Centre Project
Dublin City Council is currently in the process of procuring a works contractor for the Clontarf to City Centre Project. The contractor is required to prepare a works programme, which will include detailed temporary traffic management plans for all phases of the works.
During the project design stage, a key consideration was to minimise disruption and consider how the project could be delivered in the quickest, most efficient and least disruptive way. The nature of the works required for this contract means that road space has to be allocated to the contractor in order that they can undertake the works. In the development of a works programme, the works contractor will be required to maintain a minimum of three lanes of traffic through the project corridor, with two outbound lanes including an outbound bus lane, and one inbound bus lane provided. Along some sections of the route, it will be possible to complete the works while maintaining both inbound and outbound general traffic lanes. There are however some sections that, due to the constrained nature of the road, temporary diversion of traffic away from the area will be necessary. When these diversions are in place, inbound and outbound routes for buses, taxis, cyclists and footpath users will be maintained through the area, and local access will be facilitated at all times.
Short duration works, involving road crossings at constrained sections for example, may also require traffic lane reduction to less than three lanes for short periods. These short duration works will be programmed at times when they will cause the least possible disruption, and some overnight works may also be required.
When the successful contractor is selected, Dublin City Council will have more detailed information on how the works will be phased, including the duration of any traffic diversions proposed. More information can then be provided in relation to proposed diversions, and supplementary traffic management measures to assist in reducing congestion in any particular area can be agreed. It is expected that the contractor will be appointed in July 2021.
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.