A traffic-free trial for Dublin’s Capel Street and Parliament Street is to take place this evening as part of a six-week trial by Dublin City Council. Both streets will be closed to traffic during the weekend at evening time along with sections of surrounding streets.
The traffic restrictions will come into effect from 6:30pm until 11:30pm starting this evening. Parking on Capel Street will be permitted until 6pm on the trial days while vehicles will be advised to leave at that point.
In regards to bus services that pass through Parliament Street, local diversions will be put in place. Bus routes 69, 79, and the 79a heading towards Poolbeg Street/Aston Quay will be diverted through Bachelors Walk and the Rosie Hackett Bridge and then rejoin to their normal route.
Buses travelling in the other direction will remain the same. Dublin City Council has stated that LUAS services will not be disrupted and that access for local residents will be maintained.
The five disabled bays on Capel Street will be relocated during the trial to Swift’s Row, Ormond Quay and Capel Street. Two disabled bays on East Essex Street will be relocated to Fishamble Street. Dublin City Council will be reviewing the results of the trial it’s finished.