Proposed Works at Hazelhatch Bridge to facilitate bus movements as part of the Bus Connects Dublin Network Redesign

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Proposed works at Hazelhatch Bridge to facilitate bus movements as part of the NTA BusConnects Dublin Network Redesign


Under Section 38 of the 1994 Road Traffic Act, a Road Authority may in the interest of the safety and convenience of road users provide such traffic calming measures as it considers desirable in respect of a public road in its charge. The National Transport Authority (NTA) as supported by South Dublin County Council (SDCC) is proposing the following improvement works to facilitate the running of the W6 Orbital Bus Service from Maynooth to Tallaght, as part of the BusConnects Dublin Network Redesign.

The current carriageway cross section does not facilitate two-way movements for buses to pass in a safe manner at the existing signalised shuttle.

Description of works:

  • Extension of the existing signalised shuttle which includes relocating stop lines to new alternative location to facilitate two-way movements with adequate safe clearance. The stop lines will be relocated by approximately 88m on the southern approach and approximately 46m on the northern approach.
  • New traffic signal installation.
  • Line-marking to support extension of shuttle; new stop lines and edge of carriageway markings.
  • Extending the existing footpath on the northern approach
  • Traffic calming measures within the shuttle length to support and enforce the shuttle movement.
  • Signage
  • Vegetation clearance
  • Other safety measures may be carried out during these works


The plans and particulars of the proposed measures are available for inspection online on the Council’s Public Consultation Portal website ( during the period from 20th July to 18th August 2023.



Submissions can be made using the Consultation tab in South Dublin Council Council’s consultation portal.  Only one submission per householdOnce works commence they cannot be reversed. Your submissions on the proposed works can be made as follows;

  • On South Dublin County Council’s Public Consultation Portal website under Consultation by midnight on 19th August 2023.
  • In writing to the Senior Executive Officer, Roads Department, Land Use, Planning and Transportation, County Hall, Tallaght, Dublin 24, to be received on or before 5.00pm on 18th August 2023, submissions should be labelled “Hazelhatch Bridge BusConnects Works”.

Please make your submission by one of the above methods only.  Only submissions received as set out above will be considered.  Submissions cannot be accepted in any other format or to any other postal address.

All submissions received will be considered and will form part of the Chief Executive’s report on the public consultation process.

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