The Stillorgan Road (UCD Access) Cycle Improvement Scheme was officially opened by Councillor Lettie McCarthy, An Cathaoirleach of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, Professor Mark Rogers, Acting President of UCD, and Liam Ryan, Head of Network Operations, Actavo, at Nova UCD Entrance, Stillorgan Road on Friday, 1st April 2022. Actavo Civils Division was the main contractor for the project that commenced in March 2020.
Actavo Civils Division, headed up by Ollie Raftery, Mick Kennedy (Senior Site Construction Manager) and Gary Stanley (Quantity Surveyor), has successfully delivered a high-quality and safe installation of a new cycle and pedestrian route, while also improving safe foot and cycle path usage. As part of the project, the team constructed cycle lanes from the junction with The Rise across Foster’s Avenue to a new cycle and pedestrian entrance to the UCD campus, including the installation of new and Improved Signalised Junctions at both the Rise and Foster’s Avenue.
Works undertaken as part of this project included: realignment and upgrade of the junctions, installation of new street lighting columns and ducts, traffic ducting, relocation and construction of new bus stops and cold milling and reinstatement of sections of existing Asphalt carriageway, including the application of High Friction Surfacing and road markings.
The Project was also delivered during the onset of the Covid-19 Pandemic with new Standard Operating Procedures developed, training undertaken and Covid PPE distributed, to ensure the works could proceed in a safe fashion, in accordance with Government and HSA Guidelines.
“This was a significant and challenging project undertaken by the Actavo Civils Division, due to the locus being a major arterial route into Dublin City Centre. Health & Safety was a key consideration, as the project was near transmission gas mains and high voltage electricity cables. Actavo set up on-site meeting with utilities personnel to monitor works and ensure the safe delivery of the project.”
Liam RyanHead of Network Operations, Actavo Ireland
The project was delivered with minimum impact to traffic and pedestrians and there was no impact to nearby existing high-pressure gas mains and high voltage underground ESB cables.
To find out more or enquire, please contact Ollie at [email protected]