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Merrion Gates Stopping One Of Dublin's Greatest Infrastructures From Being Built

By Darragh Berry

April 5, 2018 at 2:47pm

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Radio Station 98FM, has confirmed that the proposed cycle path from Sandymount to Blackrock is in doubt because of the Merrion Gates.

The level crossing had planned to close to facilitate for the €48m plan but 18 months later, it looks like the gates are to remain open.

The cycle path would run from Sandymount to Blackrock but the plan will now be split in two so that the southern part of the cycle lane can begin building.

The National Transport Authority (NTA) said in 2016 that the Gates should be shut down and a cycle route built but locals opposed as the two way flyover would see some of them having to sacrifice their gardens. 

The NTA can't find a suitable alternative hence why plans have stopped.

Speaking on 98FM, Labour Senator Kevin Humphreys said that it was unfair that householders in the area had to face such uncertainty. 

Should the gates be closed? Let us know in the comments.

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