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Actavo Civils Division recently completed a Sustainable Transport Improvement project for Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council at Rock Road, part of a high quality continuous pedestrian and cycle route extending from Irishtown to Seapoint, helping achieve the long-held objective to provide a recreational promenade and cycleway from Sutton on the north side of Dublin to Sandycove on the south side.

The project included the upgrade of existing junctions at Booterstown Avenue and Trimleston Avenue and the construction of a two-way cycle lane at Rock Road, drainage, landscaping, re-surfacing, line marking and the application of high friction surfacing.

St. Helen's Junction Dutch Entry Kerb
St. Helen's Junction Dutch Entry Kerb
Two-way Cycle Lane, Rock Road
Two-way Cycle Lane, Rock Road

Carried out in an extremely busy urban location, with average daily traffic volume of over 20,000 vehicles, our Civils Team provided complex traffic safety and management systems and carried out some of the more obstructive work off peak.

The project featured a number of innovations including, along with Killeshal Concrete, the development of a new Dutch Entry Kerb system (the first of its kind in Ireland) at the St. Helens Junctions which provides a continuous crossing facility that gives priority to pedestrians in favour of vehicles, and the installation of several landscaped rain gardens, reducing water pollution and flooding by naturally absorbing stormwater runoff and conserving water by being self-irrigated.

“From the outset Actavo's expertise, commitment to excellence and professionalism stood out, making them an ideal choice for any construction project. One of the standout features of Actavo's involvement in the project was their dedication to minimising waste and adopting eco-conscious practices. Their ability to anticipate and address challenges saved valuable time and resources, ensuring the project remained on track.”

Niall Geraghty

Resident Engineer, Dún Laoghaire - Rathdown County Council

Our thanks to Mick Dunne & Shay Durnin, AECOM Infrastructure Consulting, Kileshall Concrete, Lyra Car Park Lining, Stanley Asphalt, Rennicks, CTS & CCL and our core team:  Ollie Raftery, Gary Stanley, Michael Kennedy & Igor Zakrzewski.