One of the main roadways from Dublin’s northside to the city centre is to be closed for over a year.
The inbound stretch of the North Strand Road between Fairview and Five Lamps will be closed from Monday.
The road will be closed while a new €62m cycle path from Clontarf to the city centre is being completed.
Dublin City Council said significant traffic diversions will be in place until early 2024 and drivers can expect increased journey times.
Members of the public are being advised to “plan their journey in advance and consider alternative modes of transport including Dublin Bus, cycling, walking, DART and train services”.
REMINDER - from next Monday, 8th August, significant traffic diversions will be in place at Annesley Bridge Road & North Strand Road, to facilitate the next phase of the Clontarf to City Centre (C2CC) Project. More info https://t.co/YKov0rh4Uh #c2cc #Dublin pic.twitter.com/nli8cvsVKv
— Dublin City Council (@DubCityCouncil) August 4, 2022
From Monday, drivers heading towards town on Annesley Bridge Road and North Strand Road will be diverted at Fairview Strand, down Ballybough Road and along Portland Row before re-joining North Strand Road at Five Lamps.
The roads will remain open to buses, bicycles, pedestrians and taxis.
Traffic heading in the other direction will not be affected by the changes.
Meanwhile, from later on this month, traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction under the Clontarf Road Railway Bridge – with one lane through each arch.
Residents in the area have complained that they were not made aware of the plans until this week.
DCC said it is rolling out an extensive public information campaign to ensure residents and route users are fully aware of the forthcoming changes.
The new cycle track is part of the Clontarf to City Centre (C2CC) project which will deliver segregated bike lanes and priority bus corridors from Clontarf all the way to Amiens Street.
The 2.7km route will offer faster bus journeys and safe, easy cycling, walking and running options into the city centre.
In all the C2CC project will deliver 8km of walking paths, 6km of bike lanes and 5.4km of bus corridors (both ways).
It also includes significant greening and public realm improvements.
DCC Active Travel Programme Director Andy Walsh said: “Works completed on C2CC to date - including the expanded cycling and pedestrian infrastructure at the junction of Alfie Byrne Road - look great and feedback has been very positive.”
“This next phase is a major step up in works, and while there will be some disruption to regular traffic flows, we’re working to ensure everyone is informed about the changes as soon as possible before they take place.
He encouraged people to use alternative modes of travel where possible.