Following a Part 8 planning process, Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council approved the Burton Hall Road Extension at a Council meeting on 09 January 2012.
The key objectives of the Burton Hall Road Extension are to: –
- cater for the expected growth in traffic arising from the future development envisaged by the Sandyford Urban Framework Plan;
- improve pedestrian and cycle facilities and accessibility to Sandyford Business District;
- provide a direct alternative access route to Sandyford Business District;
- mitigate traffic congestion at the existing Leopardstown Roundabout/ proposed signalised junction;
- fulfil the improved public transport objectives for the area.
The scheme consists of construction of 0.21km of road linking Burton hall Road and Leopardstown road and includes a southbound Quality Bus Corridor, cycle lanes, footpaths and landscaping. . The scheme also includes for the provision of a signal controlled junction at the Leopardstown Road junction incorporating signalised pedestrians crossings. Traffic will be able to enter the new road by turning left from Leopardstown Road only with right turn only access from the new road onto Leopardstown Road.It is hoped construction of this scheme will commence in 2012.