Redesign work to start at entrances to Tallaght village

Redesign work to start at entrances to Tallaght village

By Mary Dennehy

REDESIGN work on the Old Bawn and Greenhills Road entrances to Tallaght village is due to start on Monday (July 17), with minor restrictions and disruptions in place until the project reaches completion in November.

Crews will be back in the village for phase 1 of the Tallaght leg of South Dublin County Council’s Village Initiative, which will see enhancement works carried out on the Greenhills road and Old Bawn road entrances to the village.

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The Old Bawn road entrance to Tallaght village

Originally the council had hoped to start work on July 5, however, due to the nominated contractors experiencing difficulties in seeking a suitable location for the site compound, work was delayed until this Monday.

According to the council, works at both ends will include new paving and road surfaces, a new public lighting scheme and landscaping.

A pedestrian plaza is also planned for the junction of the Old Greenhills road with the village which, now closed to motorists, runs along the side of St Mary’s Priory.

Caitriona Lambert, a senior executive engineer with the council, said: “We are hoping that these works will encourage more footfall into the area, make the village more accessible for businesses and encourage more economic activity.

“It will also look better for visitors and customers.”

When contacted by The Echo this week, the council said that Tallaght Village phase 1 is divided into two phases, with the Old Greenhills Road redesign starting this week followed by the Old Bawn road section in September.

When asked about traffic restrictions, the council said: “Minor restrictions will be in place for Old Greenhills road with local access only on the road.

“A one way system will be in place and motorists are advised not to park their cars on Old Greenhills road while works are being carried out.

“On the Old Bawn road there are four road crossing to be carried out and the majority of this work will be carried out on weekends so to avoid traffic disruptions in the area.

“The remaining works are footway works and a pedestrian management plan will be in place while works are being carried out.”

Phase 2 of the project is currently in design and will run from the shopping centre where Macari is based, up Main Street and past the Priory to the entrance of the High Street.

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