It’s all part of a plan to make the city more people-friendly.
The latest phase of the MacCurtain Street Public Transport Improvement Scheme will see a new northbound lane open up on Brian Boru Street from Thursday, April 21st, allowing cars to turn right from St. Patrick’s Quay and continue straight on, up Summerhill North.
The change should shorten journey times for traffic heading north of the city.
“There will be no car access to Lower Glanmire Road from Brian Boru Street. Motorists wishing to access Lower Glanmire Road from N8/Penrose Quay should continue to use Ship Street.” the City Council explained in a statement.
“Two lanes of southbound traffic will remain in place on both Summerhill North and MacCurtain Street and these will continue to provide access onto two southbound lanes on Brian Boru Street and left turn onto Lower Glanmire Road.
“Motorists using these routes are advised to follow the on street directional signage and allow extra time for their journey as they may experience some delays as drivers adjust to the new layout.”
The MacCurtain Street Public Transport Improvement Scheme aims to enhance access to the city centre through better walking, cycling and public transport. Under this Scheme, the public realm will be improved and new traffic arrangements put in place on MacCurtain Street and adjoining streets to make the area more accommodating for shoppers, pedestrians, and cyclists.