• Fingal County Council advises of temporary road closures and diversions on Rathbeale Road in Swords

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    July 12, 2019

    Fingal County Council has advised of upcoming temporary road closures and traffic diversions on the Rathbeale Road in Swords as part of the major upgrade project over the next 12 months.

    Fingal County Council is now informing residents and the local business community of the proposals as required under its statutory obligations.

    The Rathbeale Road Upgrade Scheme is a major infrastructural development and will require a number temporary road closures and traffic diversions (including one-way stop/go systems) at various times.

    An alternative route for traffic via a temporary link road to Castleview in both directions is planned. Local access for residents and businesses within the closure area will be maintained at all times. Pedestrians will use the footpaths provided along the vehicle diversion route. Footpaths within the Rathbeale Road Closure area will be closed.

    Residents and local businesses should be aware of these works and associated traffic disruption over the coming months and should take note of diversions and plan their journeys accordingly. 

    Each proposed temporary road closure will be advertised in both local and national press, as well as online through Council social media accounts.

    The statutory requirements for a temporary road closure includes an opportunity for members of the public to comment on the proposed closures and raise any pertinent matters which they feel may impact on local residents.

    The standard procedure for this public consultation is to advertise in a newspaper circulating in the area, and make the proposals available online at https://consult.fingal.ie.  The guidelines require a minimum of three days for this consultation, and minimum seven days advising of the decision to temporarily close the road.

    Press Office, Press Office at Fingal County Council
    01 890 5000


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