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Wednesday, 13 June 2018
Merrion Gates closure plan shelved
The National Transport Authority (NTA) has shelved plans to close Dublin’s Merrion Gates level crossing to traffic and build a flyover between Strand Road and Merrion Road in Dublin 4, following huge local opposition. However, the authority has warned that traffic congestion at Merrion Gates is likely to worsen and a solution will have to be found in the future. It is also developing a new off-road cycle route, likely to involve property acquisition at Seapoint.In October 2016, the NTA published plans to tackle lengthy tailbacks on the Merrion Road and Rock Road caused by the funnelling of traffic through Merrion Gates into the narrow Strand Road towards Ringsend.