Road Layout at Church Road Swords

Question: Councillor J. Newman

“To ask the Chief Executitive to examine and assess the road layout between the Garda Station and the

Brackenstown Road to assess if a new road layout is required to improve the flow of traffic in this area, especially

taking into account the proposed future development of Swords and it environs?”


The traffic lights in the area are monitored by the Operations Department, with the lights optimised to allow traffic

to flow at the maximum capacity of the junctions.

A yellow box was placed on Dublin Street to allow turning movements to and from Church Road. The traffic lights

have a peak hour plan that links the Lord Mayors junction with the Malahide Road Junction at the Garda Station

and an off peak plan that uses two traffic loops, both plans are in place to optimise the traffic flows through the


The junction layouts in this area operate within the constraints of the existing building layout and topography of

the area which, decreases the possibilities for modifications to the road layout or increases in lane widths.

The area will continue to be monitored

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