Local Permeability Ongoing Projects
Mount Bellew/Bewley Right of Way
A Part 8 was carried out to provide an alternative to the extinguishment of the Public Rights of Way at the grassed strip at Bewley Grove and Mount Bellew Way, which provide access to St Andrews Fairway and Lucan Educate Together School in Lucan. The public consultation phase has been completed and a report on this stage is being compiled for the advice of the elected members at present.
Grange Road to Grange Downs Walking and Cycling Link at Rathfarnham
In the Grange Road project, it is proposed to construct a pedestrian and cycle link from Grange Road to Barton Road Extension / Grange Manor Road area, a route which is used as an existing pedestrian shortcut. The route will greatly reduce the walking and cycling distance to Nutgrove Shopping Centre, bus stops and local amenities for local households. The project will also include works to the Sarah Curran/ Grange Road and Barton Road East junction and works along the Grange Road. In 2012, South Dublin County Council received Part 8 permission from the Elected Members for the project. The NTA have approved funding for the detailed design of the project and the commencement of construction of Phase 1 of the route in 2013.
Esker Walking and Cycling Link at Lucan
In the Esker project, it is proposed to construct a pedestrian and cycle link along the line of the Esker, a route which is used as an existing pedestrian shortcut. The project will provide a connection between Griffeen Road and Ballyowen Road (R136). The route will greatly reduce the walking and cycling distance to the Ballyowen local centre, Griffeen local centre and local amenities for households in the area. In 2012, South Dublin County Council passed an amended Part 8 permission for the project, the outcome of which has been submitted to the NTA.
Sarah Curran Avenue Improvements
In 2012, South Dublin County Council carried out a report to investigate the viability of providing a cycle track/ pedestrian facilities on Sarah Curran Avenue and Whitechurch Avenue in Rathfarnham. In 2013, Phase 2 of the project is to implement the recommended actions of the viability report for the Sarah Curran Avenue section. Sarah Curran Avenue is a narrow road with non continuous and constricted footpaths along its length. As the road is too narrow to incorporate cycle tracks, it is proposed to improve the cycling environment by slowing down traffic. This will be achieved by providing a continuous footpath along the length of the road by narrowing the road at the bridge and providing a footpath along the south side of the road. The road narrowing will be achieved by using priority traffic calming.
Part 8 - Ballyowen, Lucan
See public notice regarding proposals. Closing date 23rd October 2013 for submissions.
For further information on other South Dublin County Council led NTA projects please also see the Roads and Traffic page.