Saggart redevelopment unveiled

By Brendan Grehan

THE redevelopment of Saggart village was outlined at last week’s Tallaght area committee meeing of South Dublin County Council, reports Brendan Grehan.

Two plazas will be created at either end of Mill Lane, connected by a pedestrian layout along Mill Lane. The Northern Plaza is at the Carpe Diem restaurant and the Southern plaza is at Pairc Mhuire open space stretching across Garter Lane (Main Street).

This plaza will incorporate seating and a live Christmas tree.

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An artist impression of the plans on the Main Street

The Plaza areas will include speed tables to calm traffic and encourage pedestrian priority for crossing; the speed tables will be surfaced in red HRA to contrast with the silver granite finish on the footways as a traffic calming measure.

The carriageway along Mill Lane between the North and South plaza areas will be a narrowed flush surface incorporating footways with bollards and street furniture to delineate the carriageway. This will be surfaced in red HRA as above to contrast with the silver granite finish on the footways as a traffic calming measure.

New silver granite finish paving will be located along Garter Lane (Main Street) on both sides between the signalised junction with Mill Road and the Saggart Tyre Centre, the two plaza areas and the footways along Mill Lane.

The existing carriageway within the scheme boundaries will be resurfaced and relined.

New surface water drainage will be installed along Mill Lane.

Parking in the village will largely remain the same. It will be rationalised with delineated spaces. Two spaces  will be removed from in front of the main plaza along Garter Lane.

An additional space will be introduced to provide a full size disabled bay opposite Centra adjacent to the signalised crossing for ease of access.

Bus Stop build outs will be provided on both sides of Garter lane outside Centra.

Five new trees will be planted in the South Plaza, plus a live Christmas tree. Four existing trees will be removed; three due to the works and one is not viable due to disease, the meeting heard.

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