Ballinteer Road Traffic Safety Improvements Scheme

Closed 27 Feb 2015

Opened 26 Jan 2015

Feedback Updated 28 Jul 2015

We Asked

Dlr Traffic & Road Safety Section asked for the public's comments or observations in relation to the proposed Traffic Safety Improvements Scheme for Ballinteer Road.

You Said

A total of 42 responses were received to this consultation.

We Did

Detailed design and tender documentation is currently being advanced with a proposed construction start during August 2015.

Results Updated 28 Jul 2015

42 submissions / observations were received by the closing date and they were generally supportive of the proposed Works.

Files:

Overview

Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council, Traffic Section, is undertaking a Public Consultation for the above Scheme in accordance with Section 38 of the Road Traffic Act 1994.

The proposed Scheme will extend from the Roundabout at the junction of Ballinteer Road and Ballinteer Avenue, southward, to the junction of Ballinteer Road and Brehonfield Road.

Scheme Rationale: -

The Scheme sets out to address the concerns of local residents in relation to traffic speeds on Ballinteer Road and the lack of safe provision for access and egress into and out of the residential estates along this section of roadway.

Scheme Objectives: -

  1. Improve road safety for all pedestrians, cyclists and drivers, (in particular, for vehicles entering and exiting the existing residential estates).
  2. To reduce traffic speeds on the Ballinteer Road and
  3. Provide logical pedestrian and cyclist crossing points.

Phasing of the Scheme: -

It is proposed that the Scheme will proceed in two phases.

Phase 1 – The purpose of Phase 1 of the Scheme is to address local residents concerns regarding traffic speeds and to improve safety for residents entering and exiting their estates. This phase does not particularly focus on alleviating traffic congestion in the area, but rather on providing fast-tracked safety benefits to residents.

Three metre wide traffic lanes are proposed, along Ballinteer Road, through the use of hatched road markings as well as the introduction of right or left filter turning lanes into the residential estates.

The two existing pedestrian / cycle crossings along this section of roadway will remain and be upgrade, if felt warranted at design stage.

As College Park Estate is located fairly centrally along this section of roadway and has a large residential population, it is proposed to install a signalled traffic junction at this location, which will incorporate a new pedestrian / cycle crossing. This, in turn, will assist access and egress to the adjoining residential estates.

Widen the existing access roadway from College Park Estate to provide for a left and right turning lane for traffic exiting the estate, thus reducing queuing at peak times.

Phase 2 – This phase relates to the provision of measures to improve safety and reduce congestion at the Ballinteer Road – Ballinteer Avenue, (Wesley College), Roundabout.

Traffic modelling by the Council’s Traffic Consultants has indicated that improved safety for all users combined with improved traffic flows can only be achieved by constructing a new signalised traffic junction, as detailed on Clifton Scannell Emerson Drg. Ref. 14_102_202.

This proposed layout would provide for sufficient traffic lanes, on all the arms of the junction, to improve traffic flows.

This phase would also include the widening of the existing access roadway from Wesley College to provide for a left and right turning lane for traffic exiting, thus reducing queuing at morning peak times.

It should be noted that this phase cannot be constructed within the existing land envelope available. Therefore a narrow strip of land would need to be acquired or ceded from the adjoining properties before construction could begin.

General Notes: -

This Scheme is also on public display in the Dundrum offices of Dún Laoghaire – Rathdown County Council, Dundrum Office Park, off  Main Street, Dundrum from Monday 26th January to Friday 20th February 2015 and will also be available for viewing on the Council’s website.

Submissions and observations  can also be made in writing to –

Senior Engineer, Traffic Section, Transportation Department, Dún Laoghaire – Rathdown County Council, County Hall, Marine Road, Dún Laoghaire, County Dublin.

or via e-mail to traffic@dlrcoco.ie

Observations should be clearly marked ‘’Ballinteer Road Traffic Improvements Scheme.’’

The Council welcomes all submissions and observations.

Areas

  • Dundrum Electoral Area

Audiences

  • All residents

Interests

  • Road Safety