Road Safety Improvements at Assumption Road, Blackpool

opendate_range17 Jul, 2020, 9:00am - 1 Sep, 2020, 4:00pm

COMHAIRLE CATHRACH CHORCAÍ

PUBLIC NOTICE

NOTICE UNDER SECTION 38 OF THE ROAD TRAFFIC ACT 1994

Proposed Road Safety Improvement Works at Assumption Road, Blackpool

Pursuant to the provisions of Section 38 of the Road Traffic Act 1994, Cork City Council hereby gives notice of its intention to carry out the following traffic management measures in the interest of the safety and convenience of road users at Assumption Road, Blackpool.

It is proposed to construct a signalised pedestrian crossing just south of the former Sisters of Assumption convent, and to improve the footpaths in the vicinity of the crossing. Specifically, the works will include:

  • Construction of approx 6m of masonry boundary wall
  • Reconstruction of existing footpaths on the approaches to the proposed crossing and construction of approx 30m of additional footpath,
  • Installation of pedestrian crossing signal poles and heads,
  • Installation of road markings and warning signage,
  • Improvement of the existing public lighting, where necessary,
  • Other necessary associated ancillary works.

In accordance with the Habitats Directive, an Appropriate Assessment (AA) Screening has been carried out on the proposed scheme, in relation to any potential impacts upon the Cork Harbour Special Protection Area [Site No. 004030] and the Great Island Channel Special Area of Conservation [Site No. 001058]. The findings of the AA screening noted that no significant effects on any Natura 2000 sites are likely and it was not necessary to undertake any further stage of the Appropriate Assessment process. In addition, the proposed scheme has been screened to determine whether an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is required and it has been concluded that there will be no real likelihood of significant effects on the environment arising from the proposed scheme and that an EIA is not required.

Plans and particulars of the proposed scheme, including an Appropriate Assessment Screening Report and an Environmental Impact Assessment Screening Report, will be available for inspection from Friday 17th July 2020 until Monday 17th August 2020:

  • electronically via Cork City Council’s Online Consultation Portal at https://consult.corkcity.ie
  • at the offices of the Traffic Operations Division, City Hall, Anglesea Street, Cork between 9:00am – 4:00pm, Monday to Friday excluding bank holidays, BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please call 021-4924767 or email  john_lonergan@corkcity.ie to arrange an appointment.

A copy of the documents may be purchased, on payment of a specified fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy.  Requests for a copy of the documents may be made by calling 021-4924767 or emailing john_lonergan@corkcity.ie

Submissions and observations with respect to the proposed scheme may be made;

  • electronically via Cork City Council’s Online Consultation Portal at https://consult.corkcity.ie. The documents are available to download at the right hand side of this web page under the "Materials" heading.
  • in writing to the Traffic Operations Division, Room 338, City Hall, Anglesea Street, Cork, T12 T997.

The deadline for receipt of submissions and observations is 4:00 pm on Tuesday 1st September 2020.

All comments, including names and addresses of those making submissions and observations, submitted to Cork City Council regarding this scheme, will form part of the statutorily required report to be presented at the monthly meeting of Cork City Council. Accordingly, they will be included in the minutes of that meeting and may appear in the public domain. Cork City Council will retain data for no longer than is necessary and in accordance with the Council’s Data Protection Policy and Privacy Statement (available to view on www.corkcity.ie) and relevant Data Protection legislation.

Ann Doherty

Chief Executive, Cork City Council                                                                                                                  

Dated: 17th July 2020