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New traffic arrangements for Dublin City Centre Quays from 20th August 2017
- Mon 14 August, 2017
Dublin City Council has confirmed that new traffic arrangements will come into effect on the north and south city centre quays from Sunday morning, 20th August. These changes are being introduced now to coincide with the Luas Cross City tram testing and to ensure that these permanent changes have time to bed down before regular day time tram testing starts in September.
From 10.15am on Sunday, 20 August, there will be no right turn for traffic from Bachelors Walk to O’Connell Bridge, except for buses, taxis and bicycles.
Also on the north quays, there will be a new road layout from Ormond Quay Upper to Eden Quay with additional bus lanes and general traffic reduced to one lane. New bus priority traffic signals on Bachelors Walk, approximately 100 metres before O’Connell Bridge, will control traffic flows and give priority to public transport.
On the south quays, there will be a similar new road layout from Burgh Quay to Essex Quay, again with additional bus lanes and general traffic reduced to one lane.
The rationale for the changes is as follows:
- To reduce the current delays experienced by public transport users
- To ensure that Luas Cross City can be introduced with minimal delays to its services
- To ensure that far more people can move easily and efficiently through this area of the city than at present
- To ensure all public transport users will benefit from Luas Cross City
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