The National Transport Authority (NTA) received notification of planning approval by An Bord Pleanála in December 2023 for the Liffey Valley to City Centre Scheme.

The Liffey Valley to City Centre Scheme is part of the BusConnects Dublin programme, a key element of the Government’s policy to improve public transport and address climate change. The objectives of the Scheme include provision of necessary bus, cycle, and walking infrastructure enhancements that will facilitate modal shift from car dependency contributing to an efficient, low carbon and climate resilient City. A visualisation of the scheme is available below.

The Liffey Valley to City Centre scheme will commence at the Fonthill Road where it will tie into the new bus interchange facility on the northern boundary of the Liffey Valley Shopping Centre. The Scheme will continue along the Fonthill road to the west and south of Liffey Valley Shopping Centre in a southerly direction towards Coldcut Road. From here it will join the R833 Coldcut Road and continue to the bridge over the M50, subsequently turning onto the R833 Ballyfermot Road.

The Scheme will then travel through Ballyfermot Village and continues onto the Sarsfield Road, whilst city bound general traffic is diverted via Le Fanu Road and Kylemore Road back to Ballyfermot Road. The Scheme will continue along Ballyfermot Road and Sarsfield Road, turning right at the junction with Con Colbert Road before turning right again onto Grattan Crescent. At the intersection of Grattan Crescent and Emmet Road the Scheme will travel along Emmet Road, Old Kilmainham, Mount Brown and James’s Street. From here the Scheme will join Thomas Street, Cornmarket and High Street to the junction with Nicholas Street and Winetavern Street, where it will join the existing traffic management regime in the City Centre.

Construction Stage

Subject to completion of various processes, the NTA will now be developing a construction sequence taking account of any planning consents received, along with documentation to allow procurement to commence for the construction stage of the Scheme.

It is expected that all twelve corridors will be completed by 2030 with the first construction contracts to be awarded at the end of 2024 and on-site construction commencing early next year. The construction of the corridors will be delivered on a phased basis in order to reduce the traffic impacts that could arise should all twelve be constructed concurrently. In relation to the Liffey Valley to City Centre Scheme, it is likely that it will be implemented in the first half of the overall Core Bus Corridor construction programme. During 2024, detailed communication arrangements for the construction phase will be developed to ensure that residents, community groups, businesses and public representatives are kept fully informed and have access to relevant liaison personnel during the delivery of the Scheme.

The appropriate assessment screening and determination reports are available to download below, along with the latest update on the scheme..

More information on the Liffey Valley to City Centre Core Bus Corridor Scheme is available on the statutory planning application website at the following link Statutory Planning Application website for the Liffey Valley to City Centre Core Bus Corridor Scheme.

Liffey Valley Core Bus Corridor Scheme Visualisation