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1 LUAS CROSS CITY UTILITY WORKS Jim Kilfeather, Project Manager Gráinne Mackin, Director of Communications

2 What is Luas Cross City? Extension of the Green Line creating interchange with the Red Line on O’Connell St Continuing on to Broadstone and out to Broombridge, Cabra 13 new stops – 8 of which are city centre locations 5.6km with a journey time of 24mins from Broombridge to St. Stephen’s Green 10million additional journeys per year and interchange between bus, rail, Luas and taxi Up to 800 jobs during construction

3 Luas Cross City Route

4 City Centre Route

5 Phases of Works and Timelines

6 Commenced June 2013 Programme completion April 2014 South city completed November 2013 Works undertaken on 327 cellars All works complete January 2014 Review of Cellars Works

7 Construction of 40 deep drainage manholes 1,220m sewer rehabilitation 4,000m gas services 5,430m water services 10,000m telecom services 1,930m ESB transmission services 5,360m ESB distribution services 44,000m 2 carriageway reinstatement Overview of Utility Works

8 GMC Utility Group appointed contractor Works programme scheduled to commence 6 January workfronts to commence simultaneously Utility Works br Parnell Sq. 8 7b 7a 6 5c 5b 5a 3 1a 2 1b br c Dawson St. College Green Westmoreland St. O’Connell St. St. Stephen’s Green Marlborough St. Hawkins St. Dominick St. 8

9 St. Stephen’s Green North 9

10 Grafton Street (lower) 10

11 Westmoreland Street and Hawkins Street 11

12 Marlborough Street and Parnell Street 12

13 O’Connell Street 13

14 Progression of workfronts Utility Works br Parnell Sq. 14 7b 7a 6 5c 5b 5a 3 1a 2 1b br c Dawson St. College Green Westmoreland St. O’Connell St. St. Stephen’s Green Marlborough St. Hawkins St. Dominick St. 14

15 Keep city traffic moving effectively Provide for public transport services Maintain access to businesses Enable deliveries of goods and products Ensure access to multi-storey car parks Support retail and commercial activity Traffic Management

16 Supporting Measures

17 Dawson Stop 17

18 Utility Works Communications Strategy

19 Traffic and Communication Guiding Principles Keep city traffic moving effectively Provide for public transport services Maintain access to businesses Enable deliveries of goods and products Ensure access to multi-storey car parks Support retail and commercial activity

20 Public information & Communications office – Royal Hibernian Way 2 Liaison officers – North and South Twitter, Facebook, Freephone number contact – Newsletters, local area maps, Information leaflets Weekly stakeholder meetings Communications for all

21 Communication Next Steps Utility Works Leaflet – Wk. beg. 2 nd December 20,000 leaflets and s issued Introductory letter – Wk. beg. 2 nd Dec. to all work-front locations for January / February start dates Follow Up visit – Wk. beg. 9 th /16 th Dec. each business/retailer will be visited by members of the LCC project/contractor Weekly Stakeholder meetings – Dublin Bus, DCC, NTA, RPA, Contractor to prepare communication materials, bus route notices and information

22 Transport Assistance Programme – complimentary service provided to Disability Associations funded by NTA through Dublin Bus Media Communications – AA Roadwatch, online and print mediums Weekly “drop in” contractor forums – North and Southside locations Business as usual signage / contact details – Wk. beg. 6 th January Communication Next Steps – January 2014

23 Communication Next Steps Questions?


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