Wednesday 27 September 2017

Good news for commuters: Luas restrictions lifted early

There has been ongoing Luas works at various points in the city. Photo: Gareth Chaney, Collins
There has been ongoing Luas works at various points in the city. Photo: Gareth Chaney, Collins

TRAFFIC restrictions in Dublin’s inner-city to accommodate the ongoing Luas Cross City works have been lifted five days ahead of schedule.

The works were expected to cause significant disruption and long delays for motorists in the city, with a full closure of the south city quays at O’Connell Bridge scheduled between Friday 4 August and Saturday 12 August.

However, the Luas Cross City project team said the south city quay works were completed ahead of schedule and the restrictions were lifted yesterday evening at 6pm allowing full road access.

Full depth road construction at Aston Quay and Burgh Quay led to full road closures, while there were smaller works on Bachelor’s Walk and Ormond Quay’s Walk.

The news comes in advance of the proposed launch of the new service in December.

Ongoing tram testing has continued over the summer and driver training is due to commence in September.

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