South Douglas Road Junction Upgrade Scheme

Under Construction

Works Extent

Road network improvement works at the junction of the South Douglas Road and the N40 Douglas West off Slip. The junction is currently a roundabout and the proposal is to replace this with a traffic signalized junction as well as carry out upgrades to pedestrian and cycling facilities in the area.

Objectives

  • Provide safer pedestrian access from Douglas Village to Willow Park, Gaelscoil na Dúglaise and the Tramore Valley Park through the provision of controlled crossings on all approaches to the South Douglas Road;
  • Provide a northbound segregated cycle track under the N40 connecting to the existing northbound cycle lane on the South Douglas Road;
  • Provide a raised 2-way segregated cycle track to Gaelscoil na Dúglaise with the inclusion of bike parking at the end of the cycle track;
  • Provide for co-ordination of the proposed traffic signals at the junction with existing adjoining signalised junction in Douglas to improve efficiency and reduce congestion. This will benefit public transport journey times on this route as well as general traffic in the area.

Timeline

Construction implementation works commenced on site Monday 7th February and will take approximately 6 months to complete.  

South Douglas Road Junction Upgrade Scheme