Dodder Greenway Project Gets Underway
Work has begun on the €4m Dodder Greenway project that will link Dublin City Centre through Ballsbridge, Milltown, Rathfarnham, Firhouse and Tallaght to the Bohernabreena reservoirs in the Dublin Mountains.
Costing approx. €4m and funded by South Dublin County Council in partnership with the National Transport Authority and the European Regional Development Fund’s S&E Regional Programme, the project will build three new pedestrian and cycle bridges, 750m of new path and 2.6km of upgraded paths along the Dodder Greenway.
The Dodder Greenway will connect communities in Dublin and represent a major new transport and recreational facility for the entire region, catering for both commuter and social cyclists. The route takes specific account of the rich ecology of the area and is a combination of off-road and on-road cycleways that will utilise existing facilities within the Dodder Valley and connect with the linear parkland along the route.
Derville Brennan from the Southern Regional Assembly, managers of the S&E Regional Programme said, “We are delighted to see the start of the Dodder Valley Greenway project through this partnership between South Dublin County Council and the Southern Regional Assembly, co-financed under the S&E Regional Programme 14-20. Projects such as this are a clear example of how important European funding is to Ireland and how it can directly benefit sustainable regions and local communities”.
As part of this phase, 3 bridges will be constructed in the following locations:
- Bridge 1 in Firhouse at the rear of the Bolbrook Centre off the N81 at Avonmore Road, Glenview, scheduled to be placed by end September 2020
- Bridge 2 in Rathfarnham/ Templeogue traversing the Dodder River from Kilvere Park at the rear of Rathfarnham Shopping Center to Riverside Cottages in Templeogue Village, to be placed this year in August 2020
- Bridge 3 in Rathfarnham and traverses the Dodder from Springfield Avenue (the rear of Rathfarnham Village) into Bushy Park with a scheduled placement of October 2020.
Following the landscaping and the construction of tie-in footpaths, it is planned to have the bridge phase of works substantially completed by the end of 2020.