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Dublin Summary Report

Last Updated: 20/09/2014 20:08


No major delays to report for M50 traffic in either direction.

Traffic is moving well in the city centre at this stage.

Keep in mind that as part of the Luas Cross City works, Dominick St Upper is closed between Mountjoy St and Bolton St until approx. 6th Oct. In addition, Dominick St Lwr will be one way southbound. Diversions will be in place. There is also a new right turn from Parnell St into the Ilac S.C. car park.

NEWLANDS CROSS:The layout at Newlands Cross is changing again. On the outbound stretch, traffic has shifted left into the bus lane but 3 lanes remain open. If you are heading inbound, the bus lane will only be in use by buses and taxis. There will be two lanes to the left of the flyover and one lane to the right. So, travelling into the city, use the left lanes to access the M50 and to turn left for Boot Rd, Luas Park & Ride and Fonthill Rd. Motorists wishing to turn right for Belgard Rd must use the right lane. All lanes will cater for citybound traffic.


The BUMBLEance charity event is taking place until Sunday (21st). The event consists of a children's ambulance being pushed from Dingle, Co Kerry to Dublin City. Today, participants will travel around Dublin City and then conclude at Croke Park tomorrow.

Rock of Ages takes place at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre today, with an evening show at 7:30pm. Delays are likely on Macken St and in the surrounding area.

Donegal and Kerry meet in the All Ireland SFC final on Sun 21st Sept at Croke Park. The Minor Football Championship final between Kerry and Donegal will get underway at 1.15pm and this will then be following the Senior Football Championship final at 3.30pm, also between Kerry and Donegal. Traffic restrictions will be in place and delays can be expected in Drumcondra and in the surrounding area. A full Garda cordon will be in place two hours prior to stiles opening time and one hour post event to enable match patrons to arrive and depart safely. Extra traffic an also be expected on the M7 Limerick/ Dublin Rd and on the M3 Cavan/ Dublin Rd.


NEWLANDS CROSS: Motorists travelling on the N7 Naas Rd should take note of the following changes to the new road layout at Newlands Cross. Outbound between the Red Cow Interchange and Newlands Cross, bus lane restrictions will be temporarily lifted and traffic will shift left, into the bus lane. Three lanes will remain open for outbound traffic. Inbound, between J2 Kingswood and Newlands Cross, the bus lane will no longer be available to all motorists and will return to normal use as a bus lane. Three lanes will remain open: two lanes to the left of the flyover and one lane to the right. The two left lanes can be used to access the M50 and to turn left for Boot Rd and Fonthill Rd. Motorists wishing to turn right for Belgard Rd must use the right lane. All lanes will cater for N7 Naas Rd city bound traffic.

Lane restrictions are in place on Dame St before the Trinity St jct from 9am to 4pm each day until approx. Wed 24th Sept for works.

Works take place on Blackthorn Drive, Carmanhall and Blackthorn Rd until approx Fri 17th Oct.

A stop/go system is in place at Greenlands, off Sandyford Rd until Fri 26th Sept from 8am to 5pm for works.

New Wapping St (from Sheriff Str Upper to Mayor St Upper) will be closed until midnight Fri 24th Oct for works.

There is no left turn from Cavendish Row onto Parnell Sq West to facilitate works until mid Nov.

Traffic will not be permitted to access Parnell St from Parnell Square East and Cavendish Row until approx. Fri 7th Nov to facilitate the Luas Cross City works. Diversions will be in place via North Fredrick St, Parnell Square East, Denmark St and Gardiner St.

Works are taking place on the N31 Frascati Rd/ Temple Hill until Feb 2015. No works will take place during Dec 2014. Expect delays.

Abercorn Rd is closed from the Church St East jct to Sheriff St jct for works until midnight Fri 24th Oct. Diversions will be in place.

Works are taking place at the College Rd/ Grange Rd jct daily from 10am to 4pm until Nov.


The College Green Luas Cross City Scheme is underway and to facilitate this, one northbound lane (Dame St to College Green) is closed with two southbound lanes remaining open. The College Green bus corridor remains in force (Mon to Fri, 7am to 10am and 4pm to 7pm). The works are being carried out during the summer months in order to minimise delays, however road users should use alternative routes where possible. An alternative route for traffic wishing to access the northside is to use Winetavern St (Christchurch) if travelling in from the Patrick St direction or Bridge St if travelling in from the Thomas St direction. Dublin Bus services will continue to operate as normal.

The right turn from Westmoreland St onto D'Olier St remains closed. Traffic on Westmoreland St wishing to access D'Olier St can divert via O' Connell Bridge, Eden Quay, Beresford Place, Memorial Bridge, Georges Quay and Burgh Quay. Pedestrian and local access is being maintained.

Luas Cross City works on Dawson St will be on-going at various locations on Dawson St until the end of the year. Traffic is down to one lane along the street from the St Stephen’s Green jct to South Anne St jct. Dawson St will remain open to traffic and car parks in the area will be accessible, however those using the route as a through way should consider the right turn on Merrion Row to avoid delays. A 24 hour tow truck will be in operation to ensure traffic movement. Visit the Luas Cross City website for full details.

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    7:25, 8:00, 8:30, 8:50
  • Evening Rush Hour
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  • Saturday
    11:30, 12:30, 13:30
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