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Saturday 23 September 2023 Dublin: 14°C
# laying down the law
That tarmac at the bottom of Grafton Street should be gone by the end of the summer
Some paving stones were put down and taken back up again rather quickly.

AREAS AT THE bottom of Grafton Street where the pavement has been covered in tarmac are set to be repaved by the end of the summer.

The works being carried out in the area are for the LUAS Cross City development and had seen new paving stones laid as part of the €4 million Grafton Street rejuvenation project lifted and replaced with tarmac.

This happened because utility mains are located in this part of the street and the work was required to accommodate this in the building of the new LUAS line.


The works

Speaking to, a spokesperson for the LUAS Cross City development explained that the paving stones and street furniture that had been lifted as part of the development would be reinstated once work had been completed.

Paving stones and street furniture are currently being stored in a depot outside of Dublin. It is expected that the footpath on Nassau Street will be repaired by the end of the summer.

Disturbance on the street will continue however as tracks will still have to be laid. This is expected to continue until mid-to-late 2017.

On new paving stones being lifted and repaved, the spokesperson said that work had been done “in a logical way” and that the area concerned was a very small part of the overall rejuvenation.  

It was also stated that co-ordination had been ongoing between Dublin City Council, the LUAS Cross City development and the utility companies.


Grafton Street project 

A project to overhaul Dublin’s Grafton Street area began in 2013 and is it’s officially being completed this weekend – with the new lighting being switched on green to mark the St Patrick’s Day festivities.

The project cost €4 million and has seen areas of Grafton Street and Wicklow Street have their old red brick surface replaced. Further work is set to take place on Johnson Court.

Read: Areas of central Dublin are going to be ripped up…

Also: US magazine says Dublin tourists shouldn’t bother with Grafton Street or Irish breakfasts

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