Phoenix Park – North Road Essential Repair Roadworks (April 12 to June 18, 2021)

The Office of Public Works plans to carry out essential road repair works to the North Road in the Phoenix Park. This section of road has not had any significant works carried out to it since the early 2000’s other than minor and localised repairs to the surface of the road. The road surface is now in very poor condition, is considered dangerous and represents a hazard to road users. The adjacent footpath surface is also in poor condition as are the abutting kerbs.

The North Road within the Phoenix Park runs parallel to Blackhorse Avenue on the northern side of Phoenix Park. Adjacent local communities currently access the Park via a number of gates located along the North Road. It is planned that the North Road, between Ratra House and Garda Head Quarters, will be resurfaced along with the adjoining footpaths. The project involves the removal and disposal of existing road surface and relaying of new road surface, taking up, cleaning and relaying of existing granite kerbs and the removal and disposal of existing footpath and relaying of new footpath surface. Other ancillary works will include installation of traffic calming ramps along the 2.5 kilometre stretch of road.

The period between Easter and the June Bank Holiday is an opportune time to undertake the works before the busy summer months. This is a substantial project which will take approximately 10 weeks to complete and, due to the nature and scale of these necessary works, there will be an impact on traffic. Every effort will be made to minimise the disruption to the public and to complete the works as soon as practicable.

Please note the following:

* Works will begin on Monday 12th April and will continue until June 18th 2021.
*There will be no access for pedestrians, cyclists or vehicles to the area of the North Road from Ratra House to Garda Head Quarters for the duration of the works
*The Cabra Gate, Grangegorman Gate and other pedestrian gates along the works route will remain closed for the duration of these works
*Pedestrian access will be maintained at the Hole in the Wall Gate and North Circular Road Gate.
*OPW and the appointed contractor will have traffic management in place with diversions
*The Odd Lamp Road will open for the duration of these On approach to the Ratra House area of the Park, traffic will be diverted onto Odd Lamp Road across to Chesterfield Avenue.
*No traffic will be permitted to travel from Garda Head Quarters in a westerly direction. This traffic will be diverted to Chesterfield Avenue at Fountain Road
*Local access will be maintained for those working in Garda Head Quarters, McKee Barracks, Dublin Zoo and those living along the route.

The public will be aware that the OPW recently published a Transport & Mobility study for non- statutory public consultation which included a number of proposals for walking, cycling and vehicular movement in the Park. Please note that these works are entirely unrelated to any proposals included in the study.