Dublin Airport is getting itself a fancy new runway, with the first phase of the building being expected to last for eight months, and construction expected to be complete by 2020.
Construction began on the new North Runway earlier this month, with plenty of road changes and traffic diversions in and around the affected area.
And those road changes are:
The R108 crosses the footprint on which the North Runway will be built, and because of this, this road will be diverted towards the west at a point south of the new runway.
The diverted R108 will connect to the St Margaret’s Bypass via a new signalised junction.
Due to the proximity of the junction with Toberburr Road, a new road will be built to connect it to the signalised junction.
This will allow the closure of the existing staggered junction and should make vehicle access onto the St Margaret’s bypass from St Margaret’s village, Millhead and Kilreesk easier and safer.
The Naul Road also needs to be straightened, moving it northwards by up to 100m. In order to accommodate this realignment, Forrest Road will be shortened and the existing junction and the Naul Road will be replaced.
The junction with Forrest Road is to be a priority junction, with ghost island provision to cater for right turning vehicles.
In conjunction with making these changes, Dublin Airport is required to extinguish a number of Rights of Way, these include:
- A portion of the Forrest Road (171m between R03 and R04)
- Part of the Forrest Little Road (776m between R05 and R06)
- A portion of Dunbro Lane (274m between R09 and R10, and R11 and R12)
- The portion of the Naul Road (R108) that crosses the runway site (663m between R07 and R08)
- Toberburr Road (253m between R13 and R14)
- Barberstown Lane which will be within the runway site (1815m between R01 and R02) – see figure 4