Thursday, 21 April 2011

Blackhorse Avenue Traffic

Further to my last update on road improvements on Blackhorse Avenue (click HERE for more), I continue to follow up with Dublin City Council. The latest they advise is that the roadworks at Blackhorse Avenue will be largely completed (except final surfacing layer) by Friday 15th July 2011. The contractor will be off-site during the Annual Builders Holiday (last two weeks in July i.e. Monday 18th – Friday 29th July, both dates inclusive). Immediately on return, the Contractor will carry out the final surfacing layer on the road, and have completed same by the end of the first week in August. 

The source of the water on Blackhorse Avenue, immediately east of the Cabra Gate entrance has been discovered. It is reputedly known as “Murphy’s Well”. In the near term, the Roads Maintenance Division of Dublin City Council will place a temporary surface ditch to accommodate run-off during the currently on-going roadworks. In the longer term and following completion of the current roadworks, the plan is to place an underground pipe to take away the well run-off to a nearby public sewer.

Finally, once the roadworks on Blackhorse Avenue have been completed, speed surveys will be conducted on this section of Blackhorse Avenue to determine if additional traffic calming measures including road markings are necessary. 

I have also asked DCC to consider 1) re-surfacing Blackhorse Avenue down near the Military Cemetery and 2) traffic calming on the full length of the road and the junction at the Ashtown Gate entrance to the park. The Ashtown junction is in Fingal County Councils area and the matter has been referred to Fingal for a response.

As ever, I'll keep you posted. Happy Easter, Mary.