Work commences on the N81 improvement scheme

By Aideen O'Flaherty

WORK has commenced on the first phase of the N81 improvement scheme at Balrothery in Tallaght, while next month work will start at Kilsaran to remove soil and install footpaths and public lighting as part of the scheme.

The landscape improvement scheme will run along the N81 from the junction with the N82 (Citywest Road) to the M50 and down as far as the junction with Templeogue.

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The works on the N81 close to the Glenview roundabout

A number of proposed works outlined as part of the scheme include a new speed-reducing traffic table and pedestrian crossing at the Old Bawn Road, the upgrading and realignment of the junction of the N81 with the Old Bawn Road, and the upgrading and realignment of the cycle track along the N81 from Cookstown Way to Belgard Square South.

It is also proposed that there will be two separate linear parks as part of the landscape improvement, with one leading from the Fortunestown Road to Maplewood, while another one will lead to the south of Whitestown stream from the Old Bawn Road to Avonbeg Road.

The plans passed the Part 8 public consultation stage in 2017, receiving 12 submissions.

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