Traffic calming measures planned for Doughiska and downtown

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Galway daily news Traffic calming road upgrades planned for Renmore and Knocknacarra

Galway City Council has announced plans for traffic calming works in Doughiska and along the Eglinton Canal to improve travel for pedestrians and bus services.

Public notice has been given this week of upgrades to the Doughiska Road South, Canal Street Upper, and Canal Street Lower.

In Doughiska the proposed upgrade works include:

  • Traffic light controlled raised junction at junction of Doughiska Road South / Ros Caoin.
  • Traffic light controlled raised pedestrian crossings at Doughiska Road South (L-5036).
  •  Raised junction treatments along Doughiska Road South at: Castlegar GAA Club, Durbhan Road, Durling Road, Caiseal Cam, Garraí Sheáin, Roscam Park, Radharc, and Chaisleáin.
  •  Upgrade to existing and provision of new footpaths / surfaces along the Doughiska Road South (L-5036).
  • Provision of new cycle lanes / tracks along the Doughiska Road South (L-5036).
  • Provision of appropriate traffic signs and road markings.

On the far side of the city, works on both Canal Roads between Dominick Street and University Road will focus on new pedestrian crossings and work on footpaths.

  • Raised junction entry at junction of University Road / Canal Road Upper (R-863 / L-51012).
  • Traffic light / Belisha Beacon controlled raised pedestrian crossing at Presentation Road (L-5101).
  • Traffic light / Belisha Beacon controlled raised pedestrian crossing at New Road (L-5116).
  • Traffic light/ Belisha Beacon controlled raised pedestrian crossing at Dominick Street Upper / Dominick Street Lower/ Raven Terrace (L-5108, L-5103, L-5107).
  • Traffic light / Belisha Beacon controlled raised pedestrian crossing at Fr. Griffin Road / Raven Terrace / Claddagh Quay (R-336, L-5107, L-5061).
  • Upgrade to existing and provision of new footpaths / surfaces on the Canal Road Upper (L-51012) and Canal Road Lower (L-51011).
  • Provision of appropriate traffic signs and road markings.

Plans and drawings of both of these works will be available for viewing at City Hall during business hours until October 29, with public submissions accepted up to 4pm that day.

Drawings are also available for inspection on the Galway City Council website: www.galwaycity.ie or www.activetravelgalway.ie.