New Porterstown road is key link in local transport network – Varadkar

New Porterstown road is key link in local transport network – Varadkar


Local TD and Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport Leo Varadkar has described the Porterstown link road, which opened today, as a key element in the local transport network.


Speaking after attending the official opening of the €2 million project, Minister Varadkar said the new road is good news for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians. It was funded through grants from the Department of Transport and the National Transport Authority.


“In the short space of time that the road has been open, it has already made a difference to the local area. The new road is twice the width of the old one and includes new cycle paths and footpaths, so it’s much safer for all road users. It will reduce congestion in Clonsilla Village, provides a vital new road link not interrupted by a level crossing and will decrease journey times between residential areas of Dublin 15 and Porterstown and Lucan,” Minister Varadkar said.


The Minister said the project was a good example of joined-up planning, as essential works for the new Luttrellstown Community College were done at the same time. The new road is both cycle and pedestrian friendly.


“This is a project that Fingal County Council can be proud of, and I am very pleased that my Department and agencies were able to provide the necessary support,” Minister Varadkar said.


Date: 23. 4. 2012