Temporary Closure of Rathbeale Road, Swords, Co. Dublin

closeddate_range16 Jul, 2019, 12:01am - 19 Jul, 2019, 4:00pm

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ROADS ACT 1993 TO 2015 - SECTION 75



An application has been received from Jons Civil Engineering Ltd., for 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 tha tthe road will be closed from the 12th August 2018 to 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 onto Glen Ellan Road.  Follow the Glen Ellan Road to the first roundabout.  At the Roundabout takethe 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 lights 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.  Footpaths with the Rathbeale Road Closure area will be closed. 

Any person may lodge an objection online through this Consultation Portal, 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.


All comments, including the names of those making comments, submitted to the Council in regard to this Temporary Road Closure will form part of the statutory report to be presented to the monthly meeting of Fingal County Council. 

Accordingly the statutory report will list the persons or bodies who made submissions or observations with respect to the proposed Temporary Road Closure in accordance with the regulations of the Road Traffic Act 1994.

The submission will also be included in the minutes of that meeting and consequently will appear on the Council's Website.  By making a submission the name of the individual or bodies will appear on the statutory report and minutes of the meeting.  




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