Minister Varadkar welcomes Phoenix Park road upgrade
Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport and Dublin West TD Leo Varadkar has welcomed the decision to start upgrading the main route through the Phoenix Park.
Work is expected to start in October on a new road surface for large sections of Chesterfield Avenue, the major thoroughfare which runs through the centre of the Phoenix Park and connects Castleknock to the city centre.
“This is welcome news, as the recent run of very severe winters has left Chesterfield Avenue in a very poor condition, causing problems for all road users,” Minister Varadkar said.
“I am very glad that work will proceed in October. Needless to say, there will be disruption while the job is done. I understand that a traffic management plan will be put in place, and I would hope that disruption can be kept to a minimum. Nevertheless, it’s very important to have a strengthened road in place in case there is another cold winter.”
The contract has just been placed to repair the most severely damaged sections of the road, and the plan is to upgrade the remaining sections as funding becomes available in future years. The traffic management plan can be viewed online at www.phoenixpark.ie