CONTRACTORS ARE expected to begin work on the long-awaited Lusk traffic management plan early next month, it has emerged.The news came at a meeting of the local area committee where Cllr Ken Farrell (Lab) asked for an update on the project. The council's transportation department explained what happens next, saying: ''Following evaluation of tenders and appointment of the successful contractor, the operations department expects the contractors to be on site by mid October 2012. 'The contract is for a 16-week period and is expected to span the Operations free-flow period. 'The scheme consists of the proposed upgrade to the existing priority controlled junction between Dublin Road/Station Road/Main Street in Lusk, Co Dublin, locally known as Murray's Corner. 'Works will include the installation of traffic signals at the junction as well as new sections of footways and ancillary works.' The council's operations department has also engaged consultants to assess options for the upgrade of the existing Dublin Road Roundabout. When the assessment is complete a preferred option will be presented for public consultation. Cllr Farrell welcomed the news and said it was 'one of the most satisfactory reports I have got from this council'. C llr Ciaran Byrne (Lab) also welcomed the progress of the scheme.