Construction of the Clontarf to City Centre Project began last March, with Clonmel Enterprises Ltd. as contractor. The €62 million scheme will provide high quality walking and cycling facilities and bus priority infrastructure along a 2.7km route that extends from Clontarf Road to Amiens Street in Dublin City Centre.
The scheme will:
- provide segregated cycling facilities and bus priority infrastructure
- significantly improve the urban realm, landscape and built environment along the route
- improve bus journey times and reliability
- simplify the interchange between bus services and other transport modes
- encourage a modal shift to active travel and public transport use
Associated works include new public lighting along the route, new street furniture, tree planting and other greening measures.
ROD’s involvement in the project dates back to 2012 when we prepared the initial feasibility study for the project on Dublin City Council’s (DCC) behalf. In 2017, we were engaged by the council to complete the preliminary design, assessment, detailed design and tender documents for construction. Having managed the tender process through 2021, we are now administering and supervising the construction contract in partnership with the council.
In addition to working as DCC’s Employer’s Representative, ROD is providing site supervision staff on the scheme. Works are currently progressing on sections on Amiens St, Fairview Park and Alfie Byrne Road, and a comprehensive traffic management plan has been put in place.
The scheme is expected to be completed in 2024.