Last month, I announced that works on the Monkstown Village Improvement Scheme were imminent and the Council has now confirmed that they will commence on Monday next, the 24th of April 2017.
There will be an information evening tomorrow evening (Thursday 20th April) in St Patrick’s Parish Centre off Carrickbrennan Road, between 6 and 8pm, where officials from DLRCoCo will be available to answer queries.
The first phase of works will involve path works around the Church of Ireland from Link Road to Alma Place, and only areas where active works are on-going will be closed. Initially excavations will remove the existing path and the paths will then be replaced by new, granite paving. The Council will open sections as they are completed and it is expected that disruption will be minimal (this phase is expected to run until June 2017).
Construction will take 8 to 10 months.
This €1.1m scheme will transform Monkstown Village for the better and will see important changes, such as Clifton Avenue being made one-way towards the sea (this will take effect early in the works). A contra-flow cycle lane, 12 car parking spaces and 1 disabled parking bay, and improved sight-lines at the junction with Seapoint Avenue, will all be provided. A pedestrian crossing at this junction, while not confirmed, is being considered.