Improvement Works June 2018 – Junction Kilmacud Road/ South Avenue

Improvement Works from the Old Church to the junction at Lower Kilmacud Road/Upper Kilmacud Road/South Avenue

Over the coming months Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council will be carrying out an upgrade of the junction at Lower Kilmacud Road/Upper Kilmacud Road/South Avenue and also extending towards Stillorgan Village as far as the Old Church.

The extent of works to be carried out as part of this scheme can be seen on the drawing below.

The main features of this scheme are;

  • Improve the appearance of the area through the renewal of existing pavements, upgrading street furniture (new benches, public lighting, signs etc) and enhancement of existing features
  • Improve the existing traffic signals to increase traffic flow at peak times while also improving the layout and safety of the junction
  • Install a new pedestrian crossings across South Avenue to assist pedestrians coming to/from Stillorgan and also providing a safer environment for children to walk to school
  • Remove the left slip road on to Upper Kilmacud Rd to improve pedestrian safety and allow them to cross Lower Kilmacud Road in one movement.
  • Reassign the slip road at the Old Church (Fruit World and Fitzcycles) to a pedestrian priority area. This area will have quality paving and street furniture installed to enhance the public realm and promote the sense of a village feel.
  • Install a new pedestrian crossing opposite the Old Church to allow pedestrians (particularly crèche going children) to cross safely.
  • Construct cycle tracks to promote sustainable transport in the area and reduce the volume of cars.
  • Relocate ESB poles from the centre of the footpath to the back. Overhead cables will be undergrounded where possible to improve the look of the area.
  • Introduce a high level of plants and shrubs where possible to soften the visual surroundings and provide a more sensory environment

As a result of this scheme it is hoped to increase the connectivity and look of the area while also improving the performance of the road network for local residents and road users.

Construction is expected to start at the middle of June 2018 and it is envisaged to last for 16 weeks. Traffic management will be in place for the duration of the works but some disruption will occur. Local arrangements will be put in place with home owners to ensure access to properties during the works.

If you have any comments on this scheme or would like any additional information please contact Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council via email at or in writing to;
Senior Engineer,
Traffic Section, Municipal Services Department,
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council,
Marine Rd, Dun Laoghaire,
County Dublin.

See Map of Juction:  2018-stillorganframeworkplan-kilmacudrdintersection-2