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Dublin Summary Report

Last Updated: 28/08/2015 23:01

*MAIN TRAFFIC* 

It's moving well around the city centre.

There are no major problems on the M50 in either direction.

College Green Bus Corridor operates from 7am to 7pm Monday to Friday until early 2017 (see 'Luas Cross City Works' below for more).

*EVENTS* Two demonstrations are due to take place on Sat 29th Aug in Dublin City Centre. One set of demonstrators will begin outside Heuston Station at 2pm and travel to the GPO on O'Connell St via St John's Rd West and along the North Quays. The second group will congregate at Connolly Station on Amiens St at approx 2:30pm and will walk from there onto Memorial Bridge before turning right onto the South Quays and will walk along the Quays before turning left onto Capel St Bridge. They are then expected to join with the group travelling from Heuston and will travel along the North Quays as far as the GPO on O'Connell St.  Gardai will be implementing rolling road closures throughout the afternoon. O'Connell St will be closed to traffic from 2pm until approx 5pm both ways between The North Quays and Henry St jct. 
Ireland take on Wales in the Guinness Summer Series at the Aviva Stadium on Sat 29th August. Kick-off is at 2:30pm. The Aviva Stadium is located at the site of the old Lansdowne Rd Stadium. There are five entry routes; at Shelbourne Rd, Lansdowne Lane, Lansdowne Rd, Herbert Rd and Bath Ave. The Stadium has the capacity for 50,000 people. Each ticket will be colour coded to correspond with an entry point to the stadium. Patrons must follow the route shown on their ticket. Blue ticket holders enter at Shelbourne Rd, Orange at Lansdowne Lane, Green at Lansdowne Rd, Purple at Herbert Rd and Red at Bath Ave. There will be large signposts directing you towards your coloured route. There is no parking available on site and there is very limited parking in the area, so patrons are strongly advised to utilise public transport. 

Major disruption to traffic is likely throughout Saturday afternoon as a result of the demonstrations. Gardai are advising motorists travelling to the game in the Aviva Stadium from the north of the city to travel there via the Port Tunnel (Toll Rd), East Wall Rd and over Samuel Beckett Bridge.

MCM Ireland Comic Con takes place in the RDS on Sat 29th and Sun 30th Aug. On Sat, the event starts at 10am and ends at 6pm. Then on Sun, it starts at 10am and finishes at 4:30pm. The RDS is situated in Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, between The Four Seasons Hotel and Herbert Park on Merrion Road. Delays can be expected through Ballsbridge and Sandymount; on Anglesea Rd, Simmonscourt Rd, Shelbourne Rd and Pembroke Rd. However, the heaviest traffic is likely on Merrion Rd.

The Great Pink Run takes place in the Phoenix Park on Sat 29th Aug. The race gets underway at 10am with the following road closures in place from 9:15am to 1pm: Ordinance Survey Rd, Glen/ Upr Rd, Furry Glen. The following gate closures and restrictions will be in place from 9am to 1pm: Chapelizod Gate - no left turn on entry, Ashtown Gate - no right turn on entry, Castleknock Gate. Knockmaroon Gate will be closed from 11pm Fri 28th August until 1pm on Sat.

The Sound of Music is on at Bord Gáis Energy Theatre until Saturday (29th). The show gets underway at 7:30pm each evening. Bord Gáis Energy Theatre is located on Cardiff Lane in the city. Delays can be expected on Macken St as a result.

*ROADWORKS*

The Chapelizod Bypass will be closed outbound for works until 6am Saturday (29th). Diversions will be in place via Ballyfermot. Motorists can also divert via Chapelizod.

The traffic lights on the Lucan Rd at the Oval will be switched off for works on Sat 29th Aug from 8am until 10am.  

Works will take place on Alfie Byrne Rd until 6am Saturday (29th).

Works will take place on Avoca Ave, Blackrock until Fri 18th Sept between 8am and 6pm each day. A traffic management plan will be in operation.

Works will take place on Mather Rd North, Mount Merrion until Fri 4th Sept between 8am and 6pm each day. A traffic management plan will be in operation.

Works will take place on Churchview Rd, Killiney until Sunday (30th) from 8am until 7pm each day. Then from Mon 31st Aug until Fri 4th Sept further works will take place at various times. A stop/ go system will be in place.

A stop/ go system will be in place for works on Shanganagh Rd near Ballybrack Village until Fri 4th Sept.

Broombridge Rd will be closed for works nightly until Sun 6th Sept from Bannow Rd to Ballyboggan Rd from 7:30pm to 6am. Pedestrian and local access will be maintained.

Luttrellstown Rd will be closed from Rugged Lane to Clonsilla Rd until Tues 24th Nov for works. Diversions will be in place.

The Lucan / Blanchardstown Rd (R121) will be closed from Westmanstown to Tinkers Hill for a period of one to five days until Tues 24th Nov for works. Diversions will be in place.

A stop/ go system will be in place for works on Dodder Rd Lwr until Fri 2nd Oct from 7:30am to 6pm weekdays.

Marlborough St, from the jct of Parnell St to Cathal Brugha St, will be closed for works until midnight this Sunday (30th). Pedestrian and local access will be maintained.

Hollybrook Rd and Hollybrook Park (from Howth Rd to Clontarf Rd) will be closed for works until midnight on Mon 31st Aug. Pedestrian and local access will be maintained.

Works take place on Ballinteer Rd between the Sandyford Green Route and the jct of Ballinteer Rd/ Ballinteer Ave until approx. Fri 27th Nov. A stop/go system may be used intermittently from 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday as necessary. 

Works take place at the Goatstown Rd/ Roebuck Rd jct until Fri 4th Sept, from 10am to 4pm each day and from 8am until 6pm on Sat 29th Aug.

Works will take place on Thornhill Rd, Mount Merrion until Fri 4th Sept between 8am and 6pm each day. A traffic management plan will be in operation.

New Wapping St will be closed for works between Sheriff St Upr and Mayor St Upr until Fri 2nd Oct. Diversions will be in place and pedestrian and local access will be maintained.

A stop/ go system will be in place for works on Nutgrove Ave near Loreto Ave jct from 10am to 4pm each day until Mon 7th Sept.

Waltham Terrace, Blackrock is closed from Mount Merrion Ave to Green Rd until Fri 2nd Oct for works. Diversions will be signposted.

As part of the ongoing works on Frascati Rd/ Temple Hill which are due to continue until the end of August, there will be no right turn from Temple Hill onto Newtownpark Ave. A diversion route will be in place via Stradbrook Rd, Dean’s Grange Rd, Brookville Park and Benamore Rd.

Eaton Way in Rathcoole will be closed until Mon 12th Oct between Main St and Eaton Terrace. Diversions will be signposted.

Wicklow St is closed from Clarendon St jct to Grafton St jct until midnight Sun 6th Sept for works. Diversions are in place.

Church Rd is closed between East Rd and Killan Rd until midnight on Sun 8th Nov due to ongoing works. Diversions are in place.

LUAS CROSS CITY WORKS

Traffic has been reduced to one lane in both directions at College Green until later this year. This work is expected to cause considerable and unavoidable disruption to this part of the city centre. As a result, motorists are advised to avoid the area.

The College Green Bus Corridor is in operation from 7am to 7pm Monday to Friday to facilitate the Luas Cross City works. During these hours, only buses, taxis and bicycles can travel through College Green. The corridor will remain open to all vehicles outside of these hours, including all day on Saturdays and Sundays.

Dominick Place will close from its jct with Dominick St Lwr to Granby Lane until midnight on Thurs 1st Oct. Pedestrian and local access will be maintained. This road closure is to facilitate Luas Cross City works.

Suffolk St is closed until Tues 1st Sept. Traffic on Dawson St wishing to travel on Nassau St to access Suffolk St and Grafton St will be diverted via Nassau St, Leinster St South, Lincoln Place, Westland Row, Pearse St, College St, College Green, Trinity St and St Andrew St. The Bus Gate on Nassau St, from Dawson St to Suffolk St, is also closed during this period.

There is no left turn from Dawson St to Nassau St until early 2017. This ban affects Public Service vehicles, motorcycles, bicycles and goods vehicles. Bear in mind that buses will no longer use Suffolk St and as a result, the following Dublin Bus routes are affected: 7b/d, 11, 25x, 32x, 37, 38a/b, 39/a, 41x, 46a, 66x, 67x, 84x, 116, 118, 145. This diversion affects these routes in the inbound direction only. Route 25/a/b will be re-routed from Merrion Sq. via Merrion Sq., North, Clare St., Lincoln Place, Westland Row, & Pearse St in the outbound direction. Inbound remains unchanged. A double bus lane on Pearse St has also been introduced. A contra-flow bus lane will be introduced on Camden St at the Bleeding Horse due to these works with the following Dublin Bus routes affected inbound and outbound as a result: 14, 15a/b, 140, 142.

Dawson St is reduced to one lane from St Stephen’s Green to South Anne St, while works take place at various locations along the road. 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 new 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.

Works are also ongoing at Kildare St/ St. Stephen’s Green North, Harcourt St / St. Stephen’s Green South, Lincoln Place / Leinster St South, Leinster St South / Clare St / Merrion Square. These works are expected to continue until the end of 2016. Additional bus lanes will be introduced on Pearse St as part of the ongoing works. A contra-flow bus lane will be introduced on the section of Camden St Upper between its jcts with Harcourt Rd and Charlotte Way while works continue.

*M50 WORKS*

All ramps to the M50 southbound at J7 Lucan  will be closed until 6am Saturday (29th) for works and the auxiliary lane from J7 to J9 Red Cow will also be closed at this time. Diversions in place.

The on ramps to the M50 northbound at J11 Tallaght and J10 Ballymount will be closed until 6am Saturday (29th) for works and at the same time the auxiliary lane will be closed from J11 Tallaght to J9 Red Cow. Diversions in place.



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