March 2014 – New Junction for Leopardstown Roundabout Approved

The Leopardstown Roundabout and Link Road has been approved for development by An Bord Pleanala and works are due to commence in June 2014. Employees in the South County Business Park will notice some tree felling and other accommodation works being carried out within the area in advance of construction.

During the construction works an effective construction management plan and traffic management plan will be implemented by the contractor and supervised by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council during each phase of the road development to ensure that the impact of the construction on people working and visiting the area will be minimised. The new scheme will see the replacement of the existing roundabout with a signalised crossroads with the aim of improving traffic flow into and out of the district.

The scheme consists of the following elements:

a)      The update of the existing Leopardstown Road/Brewery Road Roundabout into a 4-arm signal controlled junction;

b)      The amalgamation of the existing entrances to Leopardstown Racecourse, South County Business Park and Leopardstown Park Hospital, via the new single junction further east along Leopardstown Road;

c)      Retention of part of the existing South County Business Park access road as an exit only onto Leopardstown Road (west);

d)      The construction of high quality pedestrian and cycle facilities on all affected roads;

e)      The provision of a public park around the drainage attenuation as a landscape feature;

f)       Landscaping and boundary treatment alog the length of the scheme where existing bourdaries are affected, and;

g)      Traffic cameras at the two principal junctions (Brewery Road/Leopardstown Road and Leopardstown Road/New Link Road) to allow active monitoring of traffic at these locations.