CRA Information Update re: Further Proposed Road Closures

20 Sep 2016

The following information was provided to by the Clontarf Residents' Association (CRA). It refers to two further road closures to the Clontarf Road, to facilitate road resurfacing works. Please read this carefully, and get in touch with the CRA if you would like to give feedback.

As part of the ongoing S2S works the carriageway from Causeway Road to the Bull Bridge is being repaired and resurfaced. We have been advised by DCC and the contractors, KN Network Services (KNNS), that the resurfacing works are best done by way of full road closures.  

The first 24/7 road closure will be the Wooden Bridge & Bull Wall from Ocotber 3rd until Ocotber 7th. This will then be followed by a full two week, 24/7 closure from Causeway Road to Mt Prospect Ave which will run from the 10th to the 24th of October. (Click here for original post on this closure will have a significant impact on commuters as well as impacting on residents, we believe it will be manageable and is worthwhile in order to achieve a high quality road surface.

Once this phase of works is completed the repair and resurfacing works outside the houses and business on the Clontarf Road are due to begin.  KNNS are proposing further 24/7 two week road closures.  They would run from the 24th of October to the 7th of November from Mt Prospect Ave to Doyle's Lane and from the 7th to the 21st of November from Doyle's Lane to Bull Bridge.  These works will have a considerable impact on the residents living on and near this stretch of the Clontarf Road.

KNNS have met with us to discuss the practical arrangements during the proposed closures.  At present these are that: 

  • Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times.  
  • Limited local access for cars will be available during the morning and evening.  The current suggestion is that this would be from 7.30 to 8.30 am and from 5.30 to 7 pm Monday to Friday.  Weekend arrangements will need further consideration.  
  • There may be periods of zero local access for cars to allow a material to set but every effort will be made to avoid this.
  • Working hours, from Monday through Sunday, will be predominantly between 8am and 8pm.  Some work after these hours may be necessary but this will be restricted to finishing a job that cannot be postponed until the following day e.g. levelling poured concrete.   
  • Emergency service access will be possible at all times.

Dublin Bus are currently looking at the measures they will need to put in place during these closures and we will publicise these arrangements as soon as they become available.  

We have explored alternatives to the full road closures.  It would be possible to carry out the repair and resurfacing works in smaller sections and by operating one way systems etc.  However, we have been advised that the duration of the works will be considerably longer and that the end result will not be as good in terms of quality or long term durability.  

While we still have the opportunity to input into the final decision about the closures we would welcome feedback.  Please email us at   In particular we would like to get the views of the residents living on and near the stretch of the Clontarf Road that will be directly impacted by the closures.  We would also welcome feedback from anyone with expertise in the area who may have alternative suggestions or advice.  

We will be meeting with KNNS again to address concerns and issues that are raised and will post further updates.