Question to Chief Executitive re traffic congestion at Church Road

Garda Station / Brackenstown Road – Road Layout Alterations

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 its 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 junctions.

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.

Agenda Item 37

Note: this answer does not fully consider the bigger issue of potential traffic issues that will occur as Swords grows and develops into the future.  Joe Newman


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