Saturday 19 January 2019

1916 celebrations free of Luas works

Easter comes early for the centenary of 1916 and the major Luas Cross City works will be halted during the celebrations.

In just over 18 months, Easter falls on March 27 in 2016 and it is the same year that the "main infrastructure" phase of the Luas Cross City works occur.

But a spokeswoman for the project has promised that there will be no works on O'Connell Street during the commemorations.


"In relation to the Luas Cross City works during the 1916 celebrations, there will be no works on O'Connell Street during the celebrations," said the spokeswoman.

As the green line and red line are linked with new tram tracks going down across the city, two additional stops are being laid on O'Connell Street.

One will be at one of the 1916 sites, the GPO, and the other one will go in the upper O'Connell Street area.

But the Luas Cross City spokeswoman confirmed that the works will cause no disruptions during the 100-year anniversary of the Easter Rising.

"The main infrastructure contract will be ongoing during 2016, but there will be no presence of works on O'Connell Street in the weeks prior to the celebrations and during that time," she said.


However, the works will resume afterwards.

According to the project's time-line the bulk of the work takes place in 2016.

This is when tracks will be laid and surrounding roadways and footpaths reinstated.

Work began on the Luas Cross City project in March 2013.

The new Cross City tram will be open to passengers "near the end of 2017".


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