Transport investment will improve quality of life in Dublin North

02/02/2012

Fine Gael TD for Dublin North Alan Farrell has today (Thursday) commented on the considerable investment by the Department of Transport for Swords, Lusk, Malahide and Donabate.

“Each of these projects are extremely worthwhile and will have a direct impact on the quality of life in the community.

“The completion of the road distributor network will route traffic away from the residential core of Holywell. This, along with the pedestrian/cycling route will mean a lot to the residents in Holywell, with whom I have been working since 2005 to ensure that these necessary works are carried out.

Commenting on the plans for a pedestrian/cycling route from Donabate to Malahide, Deputy Farrell added, “I am delighted that Fingal County Council have now been given the funds to complete a detailed design and proposal for a pedestrian route between Donabate and Malahide, which will allow the public to analyse tangible plan. This is worthwhile and low cost step in a project that will allow access to one of the most beautiful landscapes of Dublin North.

With reference to the measures announced to introduce traffic lights at the junction in Lusk Village, the Deputy noted that “the investment in traffic lights at the junction before Lusk village is a necessary measure that will reduce the number of cars that are still choosing to drive through the village instead of using the by-pass. I hope this will ensure that the road through Lusk village is free flowing and safer for residents and pedestrians.

“These announcements are on top of the €5 million that has been received from the Department of Transport for the improvements of road infrastructure last week and will go a long way towards encouraging smarter and safer travel in the community.”