Minister Varadkar confirms €410,000 for planning works on Swords Quality Bus Corridor
Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport and Dublin West TD Leo Varadkar has confirmed €410,000 in funding for vital planning and preparation for the removal of the traffic pinch point on the Swords QBC at the Cat & Cage in Drumcondra, and to prepare for the upgrading of other sections of the route.
The funding has been allocated to three phases of the project between the Cat & Cage and Drumcondra, and has been allocated by the National Transport Authority under its Sustainable Transport Measures scheme.
“I’m very happy that funding has been provided for vital planning and preparations for this important public transport project. Removing the pinch point at the Cat & Cage will be a real benefit to commuters, and other upgrades along the route will improve services further.
“This funding will be used for essential planning works on the route, and I look forward to construction work starting on the project later this year. The Swords Road QBC fits perfectly with the Government’s strategy of funding important transport projects in line with our limited resources.”
The funding has been allocated to three phases of the project:
• Phase 1 – planning application, site investigation, land negotiation and tendering for construction to remove the QBC pinch point at the Cat & Cage on the Drumcondra Road;
• Phase 2 – Route analysis, transport modelling, preliminary design and planning application to enhance the Swords Road QBC and extend it to the south east business area of Dublin;
• Phase 3 – Design works, planning application, site investigations, and detailed design of QBC enhancements from the Cat & Cage to the Fingal county boundary.