Please see below the update that I and my colleagues Cllr Darragh Butler and Cllr Brigid Manton have received from Fingal County Council in relation to an application Jons Civil Engineering Ltd. has submitted seeking permission to temporarily close Rathbeale Road, (from its junction with Ardcian Park and the new proposed junction at Oldtown/Mooretown), Swords, Co. Dublin.
The closure will be to facilitate the construction of the Rathbeale Road Upgrade Scheme. It is proposed that the road will be closed from the 12th August 2019 to the 20th December 2019.
Alternative routes available for vehicular traffic are as follows:
Ashbourne Bound Traffic:
All vehicular traffic travelling Ashbourne Bound from Swords
- At the Rathbeale/Murrough/Glen Ellan Road Junction traffic lights – turn right on to Glen Ellan Road. Follow the Glen Ellan Road to the first roundabout.
At the Roundabout take the first exit onto Castleview Extension.
Follow Castleview Extension for approximately 1km onto the temporary link road/diversion back onto R125 Rathbeale Road at the Rathbeale Cottages.
Swords Bound Traffic:
From the closure point at Rathbeale Cottages, vehicles will be directed onto a new temporary link road to Castleview Extension.
Once on Castleview Extension, vehicles will travel approximately 1km to a roundabout.
At the Roundabout vehicles will take the 3rd exit onto Glen Ellan Road. Vehicles will then travel along Glen Ellan Road to the Rathbeale/Murrough/Glen Ellan Road Junction traffic lights - at the light’s vehicles will turn left onto the R125 Rathbeale Road, signposted Swords.
Local access for residents and businesses within the closure area will be maintained at all times.
Pedestrians will use the footpaths provided along the vehicle diversion route. Footpaths within the Rathbeale Road Closure Area will be closed. Fingal County Council have also attached a map highlighting the relevant areas.
Any person may lodge an objection online through the Consultation Portal, at https://consult.fingal.ie, or in writing to the Senior Executive Officer, Balbriggan Swords Operational Area, Fingal County Council, Grove Road, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15, to arrive no later than 4.00pm on Friday 19th July 2019. Michael Carroll, Senior Executive Officer Balbriggan Swords Operational Area.