Capital Programme

dlr success at the 2017 Council & Community awards for Best Civil Engineering Project

Tuesday, February 7, 2017
dlr County
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The Leopardstown Link Road & Roundabout Configuration Project, designed and managed in-house by the dlr Roads Projects Office, picked up an award for best Civil Engineering project at the recent Council & Community Awards. The project replaced the previous roundabout with a safer and more efficient signalised junction to manage heavy traffic flows in the area and provide improved pedestrian and cycle connectivity. 

Construction work commenced in November 2014, with the construction of a new link road to provide a new access to the South County Business Park making commuting much faster for the many employees of the Park, allowing for its future expansion and also assists the continued development of the Sandyford Business Estate by streamlining traffic approaches to and from the area and up towards the M50 junction. The project also increased the safety of pedestrian and cyclist facilities in the area. This was achieved by constructing new footpaths and off road cycle tracks on all approaches to the new junction and along the new link road.

Once construction of the new link road was complete the removal of the roundabout commenced. The existing roundabout was removed in phases and the new signalised junction constructed. In order to facilitate this project, complex temporary traffic management was required to ensure the traffic moved freely through the works and that access to the Leopardstown Racecourse and South County Business Park were maintained at all times. The cooperation and understanding of the motorists, cyclists and pedestrians who use the area was greatly appreciated throughout the project.

Accepting the award on behalf of the County Council were An Cathaoirleach, Cllr Cormac Devlin, Michael Mangan, Senior Engineer with the Infrastructure and Climate Change Department and Cllr Pat Hand.

Speaking at the event Cllr Devlin said, 

“Winning this award demonstrates the Councils commitment to upgrading its transport infrastructure for the benefit of residents, visitors and businesses in the County.  It is also a fitting reward for all the hard work put in by the Councils staff and it’s contractors.”