As part of the on-going delivery of Luas Cross City, the following permanent alterations to traffic on Dawson Street will come into effect from Monday 11th September;
DAWSON STREET: From St Stephen’s Green North to Molesworth Street
Existing traffic arrangement will remain in place. All traffic permitted in the northbound direction and a contra-flow tram lane in the southbound direction.
DAWSON STREET: From Molesworth Street to Duke Street
Two-way traffic flow to be introduced between Molesworth Street and Duke Street with the following restrictions;
Northbound direction: Only trams, buses and access permitted. All other traffic on Dawson Street must turn right onto Molesworth Street to exit the area.
Southbound direction: Only trams and access permitted. Vehicles egressing from Duke Street and Dawson Lane must travel southbound on Dawson Street and turn left onto Molesworth Street to exit the area.
DAWSON STREET: From Duke Street to Nassau Street
Only buses and trams will be permitted in the northbound direction with a contra-flow tram lane in the southbound direction. Vehicles on Duke Street and Dawson Lane looking to exit the area must travel southbound on Dawson Street and turn left onto Molesworth Street to exit the area.
ACCESS TO NASSAU STREET
From St Stephen’s Green North
General traffic accessing Nassau Street should not travel on Dawson Street and instead access Nassau Street by turning right on St Stephens Green North at the Shelbourne Hotel onto Kildare Street and take second left onto Molesworth Street and first right down South Frederick Street. Note: Only vehicles up to 3.5T can continue on South Frederick Street past the junction with Setanta Place and turn right onto Nassau Street. Vehicles over 3.5T must exit the area by turning right onto Setanta Place and right again onto Kildare Street and follow road around onto Merrion Row.
From Dawson Street
Traffic turning off Dawson Street onto Molesworth Street can access Nassau Street by taking the first left onto South Frederick Street and by adhering to the vehicle weight restrictions north of the junction with Setanta Place as above before turning right onto Nassau Street.
New traffic signage will be in place to assist road users.