Road Safety Improvement on Johnstown Road, Dun Laoghaire

Funding has been made available under the Department of Transport Tourism and Sport current programme of Low Cost Safety Improvements Grants for road safety improvements on a section of Johnstown Road.
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Traffic Section has designed an accident investigation and prevention (AIP) scheme, see link to pdf drawing, which is presently out to Tender for construction.
The purpose of the scheme is to improve Road Safety for vulnerable road users on a section of Johnstown Road.
The project is to be carried out along Johnstown Road between the two bus stops at the North Western end of Johnstown Road adjacent to Johnstown Court, and Oakdale Drive.
The scope of the Works will involve:
• Construction of new footpath:-
• The provision of a signalised pedestrian crossing on Johnstown Road near the shops at Johnstown Park, and
• Other general civil works to facilitate the upgrade of the link between bus stops.
This is a heavily trafficked road with traffic speeds recorded with an 85th. percentile speed of 64 km/hr.
There are shops, residential housing estates and a health centre at this location all of which generate significant pedestrian and vulnerable road user volumes.
As noted above the scheme is presently out to tender and it is the intention to carry out these works in Oct. 2013 in order to be in a position to draw down the 2013 funding allocation.
For further details, contact the Transportation Department.
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, County Hall, Marine Road, Dún Laoghaire.
Tel: 2700100 Fax: 2054319

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