Ballyvolane Strategic Transport Corridor

Planning/Design Phase

Works Extent

Improving and upgrading of existing Ballyhooly Road from North Ring Road junction to Fox & Hounds junction and onwards to Mervue Lawn.  Improvement and upgrade works to some adjoining minor roads.

Objectives

  • Enhanced facilities for all road users but with particular benefits for pedestrians, cyclists and public transport users while providing, in as much as possible, for the efficient movement of vehicular traffic within the study area;
  • Identifying main areas of delay for bus journeys and expanding the existing bus lane infrastructure and the addition of bus priority control measures to improve current bus journey times and reliability;
  • Providing cycle facilities in accordance with the network identified in CMATS, designed in accordance with the National Cycle Manual, delivering a Quality of Service of Level A or better for a primary cycle route and a Quality of Service of Level B or better for a secondary cycle route;
  • Providing improved pedestrian facilities along the corridor and providing additional permeability where appropriate to address pedestrian and vulnerable road user desire lines across the project area.

Timeline

Start: Design Phase commenced late 2019.

Finish: Planning Decision Q1 2022.  Final Design, Tender & Evaluation of Contractor in Q2 2022.  Construction Phase to follow.

Pedestrian Safety Intervention Scheme 2020 -R Sept pic 2

Ballyvolane STC - R Sept pic 2