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      How do I request signing and lining on a road?

      The Council receives over 300 requests annually for statutory signing and lining measures.

      The Traffic Advisory Group (TAG) deals with all of these requests.

      This group was formally established in August 2006 and comprises representatives from An Garda Síochána and engineers of the Traffic Section.

      As well as discussing requests received from the public, the elected members, Dublin Bus and business groups, TAG examines issues identified directly by the Traffic Section and An Garda Síochána.

      The TAG meets monthly for discussion on an agenda of items, a copy of which is circulated to the elected members for their information. The recommendations of each meeting of the TAG, is brought to the Area Committees for noting under Council Business entitled “Consultation with Garda Commissioner”.

      As this is a statutory or legal procedure decided upon by the traffic engineers and An Garda Siochana a formal request for TAG items should be sent by email to traffic@dlrcoco.ie or in writing to the Transportation Department, Traffic Section, Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council, Marine Road, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin.

      It is important to outline the reasons for your request and include, if possible, supporting evidence as to why it should be warranted.

       

      A TAG requested can be any of the following:

      • Stop
      • yield
      • no entry
      • yellow box
      • hatching
      • mandatory signs
      • prohibitory signs
      • single yellow line
      • double yellow line
      • loading bay
      • school keep clear
      • disabled persons parking bay
      • continuous white line
      • clearway
      • weight restriction ban
      • no u-turn

      Once a lining or signing request has been provided you are legally required to abide by them or you will be subject to a punishment or penalty.

      How do I request renewal of faded road markings?

      Requests for renewals of road lining should be submitted via email to traffic@dlrcoco.ie or in writing to the Traffic Section, Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council, Marine Road, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin.

      Please give exact details of the locations in question.

      The Traffic Engineer will then re-examine the location and if a renewal of lining is warranted the item will be sent to the lining contractor for inclusion in his list of works. Please note that renewals of line markings are not included as part of the TAG process.

      What do I need a licence for?

      Tables and chairs outside commercial premises

      Temporary road closures

      Event signage on public roads

      Local Information or advisory directional road signposts

      How do I request a traffic light sequence report?

      Please submit your request in writing to the Transportation Department, Traffic Section, Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County County, Marine Road, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin or email traffic@dlrcoco.ie with the details.

      There is a standard charge of €100 for administration costs plus an additional charge of €50 if maps/drawings are required.

      The report includes any faults reported in the period required, a drawing showing the phase diagram and a copy of the timings.

      How do I request a pedestrian crossing in my area?

      A pedestrian crossing is a street location where pedestrians have right of way by means of a traffic signal.

      You can request a pedestrian crossing in your area by emailing mailto:traffic@dlrcoco.ieor in writing to the Transportation Department, Traffic Section, Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council, Marine Road Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin.

      Please include the following details:

      • Your name and address.
      • The name of the street or road where you wish a pedestrian crossing to be installed.
      • Why you feel a pedestrian crossing is needed at the location
      • A photograph of the location (if possible).

      Traffic Section will investigate your request, taking into consideration road width, proximity to other crossing points, pedestrian flow counts and traffic volume and accident history to decide if a pedestrian crossing is warranted in that location.

      In some circumstances when a traffic light is not warranted, Traffic Section will investigate the provision of a pedestrian refuge/island.

      How do I apply for a Temporary Road Closure?

      Before any application for a temporary road closure is made, the applicant MUST first contact the Traffic Section of the Transportation Department by emailing traffic@dlrcoco.ie, or phoning (01) 205 4700 to arrange a meeting with the relevant Traffic Area Engineer.

      Once you have spoken to a traffic engineer and if a closure is considered suitable you can complete our temporary road closure application form (PDF File - 96 KB) and submit it to Traffic Section, Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council, Marine Road, Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin for processing.

      How do I get traffic calming measures in my estate?

      As limited financial resources are available for the implementation of traffic calming measures, the Traffic Section engaged a Consulting Engineer to prioritise all requests for traffic calming in December 2007 as a means to allocate funds appropriately to the areas most in need.

      For more information take a look at the “Prioritisation of Traffic Calming Schemes in the Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council Area” Report ( 2008).

      However, due to subsequent funding restraints Traffic Section will be prioritising the implementation of the 16 schemes identified for Accident Investigation and Prevention (AIP), as identified in the report, once funding is available ahead of the Listing of Prioritised Traffic Calming Schemes. These areas warrant the attention of AIP assessment due to high accident rates on the street(s), junctions and/or areas that surround the evaluated locations.

      In the meantime any request for traffic calming will be put on a list for consideration in the drawing up of future traffic calming programmes. Where an estate is not in charge of the Council, the Council is not empowered to provide traffic calming measures in the form of speed reducing ramps, etc. Concerns in relation to speeding, careless or dangerous driving in an area should be brought to the attention of the local Garda Station.

      Who do I contact regarding QBC's and cycle-tracks?

      Traffic section in conjunction with Transportation Planning and Road Projects Office and the Quality Bus Network Project Office is responsible for the delivery of the Quality Bus Network as outlined in the Dublin Transportation Office Strategy “Platform for Change” and Transport 21.

      We continue to implement cycle-tracks, which will continue to be extended in accordance with the our cycling policy document.

      We are also continuing our role-out of cycle parking facilities at key locations throughout the county.--

      What are the steps involved in building a road or carrying out major road improvements?

      The planning for a new road or major road improvement project involves a design and consultation process, which is approved either by the elected Members of the County Council under Part 8 of the Planning and Development Regulations 2001, or by An Bord Pleanála, depending on the size and scope of the project. An Bord Pleanála may hold an Oral Hearing chaired by an Inspector appointed by The Board to hear the evidence of the promoting authority and the submissions of interested parties.

      How do I see the details of the proposed project?

      Preliminary designs for the project are published by the Council before a public consultation process. Once approved, a detailed design is carried out.

      The public consultation period runs for 8 weeks and is advertised in the national press and by leaflet drop in the locality.

      The Council holds public information evenings during the consultation period at a venue in the area of the proposed works.

      Also, during the consultation period drawings are available for viewing at the Planning Department in County Hall, Dún Laoghaire and at the Council Offices in Dundrum. 

      Details and drawings for current and proposed projects are also available.  

      What do I do if my property is affected by a proposed project or road construction works on site?

      If you have an interest in or comments to make concerning a proposed road project, you should make a submission during the Public Consultation period, or make contact with the Project Engineer for the County Council whose contact details are given with the details of the scheme. In circumstances where the Council propose to acquire property for a road project, the Council will make direct contact with the owner / occupier.

      If any issue arises during the construction of a road, such as access problems, damage, or interruption of water or power, you should contact the Council’s Resident Engineer for the scheme who will assist you.

      His / her contact details are distributed by leaflet in the area of the scheme prior to commencement of the works, or are available by contacting the Council’s Road Projects Office on 00 353 (1) 2054839 or by email roadprojects@dlrcoco.ie

      How do I report road or footpath defects?

      Road or footpath defects such as potholes, cracks, subsidence, etc should be reported to the Road Maintenance Section, Transportation Department.

      Reports should include the nature of the defect and the exact location i.e. the address of the premises closest to the defect.

      To report defects in the road or footpath you can:

      Road Maintenance Section,
      Transportation Department,
      Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council,
      County Hall,
      Marine Road,
      Dún Laoghaire,
      Co. Dublin.
      How do I report street light faults?

      Public Lighting faults should be reported to the Public Lighting Section, Transportation Department.

      Fault reports should include the number of the lamp post, the address closest to the lamp and the nature of the fault i.e: light out / on 24-7 / going on and off, etc.

      Public lighting faults can be reported by:

      Public Lighting Section,
      Transportation Department,
      Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council,
      County Hall,
      Marine Road,
      Dún Laoghaire,
      Co. Dublin.
      What do I do if trees or hedges from private property are overgrowing the public footpath or road?

      If trees or bushes from private property are overgrowing onto the road or footpath and causing a hazard the location / address of the problem should be reported to the Road Maintenance Section, Transportation Department.

      You can contact the Road Maintenance Section by:

      Road Maintenance Section,
      Transportation Department,
      Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council,
      County Hall,
      Marine Road,
      Dún Laoghaire,
      Co. Dublin.
      How do I find out who is carrying out road or footpath works?

      If there are works in progress that you would like information about i.e. purpose or duration. you can contact the Road Maintenance Section, Transportation Department.

      You can contact us by:

      Road Maintenance Section,
      Transportation Department,
      Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council,
      County Hall,
      Marine Road,
      Dún Laoghaire,
      Co. Dublin.
      How do I report damaged, worn or missing nameplates or signage?

      If you notice any damaged, vandalised, rustes, etc, road nameplates or directional signage you can report the problem and location to the Road Maintenance Section, Transportation Department.

      You can contact us by:

      Road Maintenance Section,
      Transportation Department,
      Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council,
      County Hall,
      Marine Road,
      Dún Laoghaire,
      Co. Dublin.
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Travel & Transport

How do I request signing and lining on a road?

The Council receives over 300 requests annually for statutory signing and lining measures.

The Traffic Advisory Group (TAG) deals with all of these requests.

This group was formally established in August 2006 and comprises representatives from An Garda Síochána and engineers of the Traffic Section.

As well as discussing requests received from the public, the elected members, Dublin Bus and business groups, TAG examines issues identified directly by the Traffic Section and An Garda Síochána.

The TAG meets monthly for discussion on an agenda of items, a copy of which is circulated to the elected members for their information. The recommendations of each meeting of the TAG, is brought to the Area Committees for noting under Council Business entitled “Consultation with Garda Commissioner”.

As this is a statutory or legal procedure decided upon by the traffic engineers and An Garda Siochana a formal request for TAG items should be sent by email to traffic@dlrcoco.ie or in writing to the Transportation Department, Traffic Section, Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council, Marine Road, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin.

It is important to outline the reasons for your request and include, if possible, supporting evidence as to why it should be warranted.

 

A TAG requested can be any of the following:

  • Stop
  • yield
  • no entry
  • yellow box
  • hatching
  • mandatory signs
  • prohibitory signs
  • single yellow line
  • double yellow line
  • loading bay
  • school keep clear
  • disabled persons parking bay
  • continuous white line
  • clearway
  • weight restriction ban
  • no u-turn

Once a lining or signing request has been provided you are legally required to abide by them or you will be subject to a punishment or penalty.

How do I request renewal of faded road markings?

Requests for renewals of road lining should be submitted via email to traffic@dlrcoco.ie or in writing to the Traffic Section, Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council, Marine Road, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin.

Please give exact details of the locations in question.

The Traffic Engineer will then re-examine the location and if a renewal of lining is warranted the item will be sent to the lining contractor for inclusion in his list of works. Please note that renewals of line markings are not included as part of the TAG process.

What do I need a licence for?

Tables and chairs outside commercial premises

Temporary road closures

Event signage on public roads

Local Information or advisory directional road signposts

How do I request a traffic light sequence report?

Please submit your request in writing to the Transportation Department, Traffic Section, Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County County, Marine Road, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin or email traffic@dlrcoco.ie with the details.

There is a standard charge of €100 for administration costs plus an additional charge of €50 if maps/drawings are required.

The report includes any faults reported in the period required, a drawing showing the phase diagram and a copy of the timings.

How do I request a pedestrian crossing in my area?

A pedestrian crossing is a street location where pedestrians have right of way by means of a traffic signal.

You can request a pedestrian crossing in your area by emailing mailto:traffic@dlrcoco.ieor in writing to the Transportation Department, Traffic Section, Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council, Marine Road Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin.

Please include the following details:

  • Your name and address.
  • The name of the street or road where you wish a pedestrian crossing to be installed.
  • Why you feel a pedestrian crossing is needed at the location
  • A photograph of the location (if possible).

Traffic Section will investigate your request, taking into consideration road width, proximity to other crossing points, pedestrian flow counts and traffic volume and accident history to decide if a pedestrian crossing is warranted in that location.

In some circumstances when a traffic light is not warranted, Traffic Section will investigate the provision of a pedestrian refuge/island.

How do I apply for a Temporary Road Closure?

Before any application for a temporary road closure is made, the applicant MUST first contact the Traffic Section of the Transportation Department by emailing traffic@dlrcoco.ie, or phoning (01) 205 4700 to arrange a meeting with the relevant Traffic Area Engineer.

Once you have spoken to a traffic engineer and if a closure is considered suitable you can complete our temporary road closure application form (PDF File - 96 KB) and submit it to Traffic Section, Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council, Marine Road, Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin for processing.

How do I get traffic calming measures in my estate?

As limited financial resources are available for the implementation of traffic calming measures, the Traffic Section engaged a Consulting Engineer to prioritise all requests for traffic calming in December 2007 as a means to allocate funds appropriately to the areas most in need.

For more information take a look at the “Prioritisation of Traffic Calming Schemes in the Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council Area” Report ( 2008).

However, due to subsequent funding restraints Traffic Section will be prioritising the implementation of the 16 schemes identified for Accident Investigation and Prevention (AIP), as identified in the report, once funding is available ahead of the Listing of Prioritised Traffic Calming Schemes. These areas warrant the attention of AIP assessment due to high accident rates on the street(s), junctions and/or areas that surround the evaluated locations.

In the meantime any request for traffic calming will be put on a list for consideration in the drawing up of future traffic calming programmes. Where an estate is not in charge of the Council, the Council is not empowered to provide traffic calming measures in the form of speed reducing ramps, etc. Concerns in relation to speeding, careless or dangerous driving in an area should be brought to the attention of the local Garda Station.

Who do I contact regarding QBC's and cycle-tracks?

Traffic section in conjunction with Transportation Planning and Road Projects Office and the Quality Bus Network Project Office is responsible for the delivery of the Quality Bus Network as outlined in the Dublin Transportation Office Strategy “Platform for Change” and Transport 21.

We continue to implement cycle-tracks, which will continue to be extended in accordance with the our cycling policy document.

We are also continuing our role-out of cycle parking facilities at key locations throughout the county.--

What are the steps involved in building a road or carrying out major road improvements?

The planning for a new road or major road improvement project involves a design and consultation process, which is approved either by the elected Members of the County Council under Part 8 of the Planning and Development Regulations 2001, or by An Bord Pleanála, depending on the size and scope of the project. An Bord Pleanála may hold an Oral Hearing chaired by an Inspector appointed by The Board to hear the evidence of the promoting authority and the submissions of interested parties.

How do I see the details of the proposed project?

Preliminary designs for the project are published by the Council before a public consultation process. Once approved, a detailed design is carried out.

The public consultation period runs for 8 weeks and is advertised in the national press and by leaflet drop in the locality.

The Council holds public information evenings during the consultation period at a venue in the area of the proposed works.

Also, during the consultation period drawings are available for viewing at the Planning Department in County Hall, Dún Laoghaire and at the Council Offices in Dundrum. 

Details and drawings for current and proposed projects are also available.  

What do I do if my property is affected by a proposed project or road construction works on site?

If you have an interest in or comments to make concerning a proposed road project, you should make a submission during the Public Consultation period, or make contact with the Project Engineer for the County Council whose contact details are given with the details of the scheme. In circumstances where the Council propose to acquire property for a road project, the Council will make direct contact with the owner / occupier.

If any issue arises during the construction of a road, such as access problems, damage, or interruption of water or power, you should contact the Council’s Resident Engineer for the scheme who will assist you.

His / her contact details are distributed by leaflet in the area of the scheme prior to commencement of the works, or are available by contacting the Council’s Road Projects Office on 00 353 (1) 2054839 or by email roadprojects@dlrcoco.ie

How do I report road or footpath defects?

Road or footpath defects such as potholes, cracks, subsidence, etc should be reported to the Road Maintenance Section, Transportation Department.

Reports should include the nature of the defect and the exact location i.e. the address of the premises closest to the defect.

To report defects in the road or footpath you can:

Road Maintenance Section,
Transportation Department,
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council,
County Hall,
Marine Road,
Dún Laoghaire,
Co. Dublin.
How do I report street light faults?

Public Lighting faults should be reported to the Public Lighting Section, Transportation Department.

Fault reports should include the number of the lamp post, the address closest to the lamp and the nature of the fault i.e: light out / on 24-7 / going on and off, etc.

Public lighting faults can be reported by:

Public Lighting Section,
Transportation Department,
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council,
County Hall,
Marine Road,
Dún Laoghaire,
Co. Dublin.
What do I do if trees or hedges from private property are overgrowing the public footpath or road?

If trees or bushes from private property are overgrowing onto the road or footpath and causing a hazard the location / address of the problem should be reported to the Road Maintenance Section, Transportation Department.

You can contact the Road Maintenance Section by:

Road Maintenance Section,
Transportation Department,
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council,
County Hall,
Marine Road,
Dún Laoghaire,
Co. Dublin.
How do I find out who is carrying out road or footpath works?

If there are works in progress that you would like information about i.e. purpose or duration. you can contact the Road Maintenance Section, Transportation Department.

You can contact us by:

Road Maintenance Section,
Transportation Department,
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council,
County Hall,
Marine Road,
Dún Laoghaire,
Co. Dublin.
How do I report damaged, worn or missing nameplates or signage?

If you notice any damaged, vandalised, rustes, etc, road nameplates or directional signage you can report the problem and location to the Road Maintenance Section, Transportation Department.

You can contact us by:

Road Maintenance Section,
Transportation Department,
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council,
County Hall,
Marine Road,
Dún Laoghaire,
Co. Dublin.
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