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Luas works to allow for right turn from St Stephen's Green onto Merrion Row

The new turn will be operational from tomorrow, Dublin City Council has said.

You'll be able to turn right here from tomorrow evening (File photo)
You'll be able to turn right here from tomorrow evening (File photo)
Image: Screengrab via Google Street View

MOTORISTS COMMUTING TO and from Dublin city centre will be able to take a new turn that may aid their journey from tomorrow evening.

Works being carried out as part of the Luas Cross City project to extend the tram line will see two right turning lanes from St Stephen’s Green East onto Merrion Row operational from tomorrow.

The two rights turns will be operational for tomorrow evening’s rush hour, Dublin City Council said this evening.

The right turning lanes will provide access to the northside of the city via Merrion Street Upper as well as access to the N11 via Baggot Street.

The works are part of the St Stephen’s Green Area Traffic Management Scheme which is facilitating work on the Luas Cross City project.

The scheme will see disruption caused to motorists in the area in the coming months with traffic capacity on Dawson Street to be reduced as well as other changes including:

  • The provision of a double bus lane outbound to allow a dedicated left turn onto Leeson Street and a straight ahead lane onto Earlsfort Terrace.
  • The provision of a signalised junction at St. Stephen’s Green East and Hume Street
  • The relocation of the pedestrian crossing across St. Stephen’s Green East.

More: Major changes due for St Stephen’s Green traffic

Infographic: What is the Luas Cross City?

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