Ashtown · Cabra · Drumcondra · Glasnevin · Phibsborough

Royal Canal Greenway July 2023 update

Royal Canal Greenway Phase 3 will provide 2.1 km of walking and cycling facilities between Newcomen Bridge (North Strand Road) and Cross Guns Bridge (Phibsborough Road). Construction started in February 2023 and is scheduled for completion in sections between Q1 2024 and Q2 2025.

Below is a timeline of when the works are scheduled to be completed:

Towpath SectionClosure DateReopening Date
Phibsborough Road to Dorset Street Lower
(Binns Bridge to Cross Guns Bridge)
17th April 2023Q1 2024
Dorset Street Lower to Russell Street
(Binns Bridge to Russell Street Bridge)
7th June 2023Q2 2025
Russell Street to Summerhill Parade
(Russell Street Bridge to Clarke’s Bridge)
19th April 2023Q3 2024
Charleville Mall road closure
(outside the school)
Another closure is planned Summer 2024
20th June 20231st September 2023
Summerhill Parade to North Strand Road
(Clarke’s Bridge to Newcomen Bridge)
20th June 2023Q4 2023

The contractor is currently installing ESB high voltage ducting on the northern canal towpath between Cross Guns Bridge and Lock 3. The pedestrian and cycle bridge abutments are under construction near Lock 3. The bridge itself is being built off site and is scheduled to be delivered to site in two sections, assembled on site and lifted in to place in July.

The contractor took temporary possession of Portland Place Park in May in order to use it as a secondary site compound and to access the section of canal towpath between Binns Bridge and Russell Street Bridge. The park will be refurbished and reopened upon completion of the project in 2025.

Phase 4 will deliver 4.3km of walking and cycling facilities between Phibsborough Road (Cross Guns Bridge) and Ashtown. It’s currently scheduled to begin construction in 2024.