A WALK ALONG CLONTARF ROAD [IN ORDER TO EXAMINE THE NEW CYCLE PATH AND SEA WALL]-139394
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A 8.5km off-road cycle path from Clontarf to Sutton along Dublin bay has been completed twenty five years after work first began.
Dublin City Council has agreed to spend €500,000 to lower and reface part of the recently built flood defence sea wall in Clontarf.
The wall was built as part of the €5 million Clontarf cycle path which opened in may 2017 following two years of construction.
After a bitter dispute with local residents, the council agreed to reduce the height of the wall by up to 30cm along almost half a kilometre opposite St Anne’s Park.
The reduction in height will provide protection against a 100-year tidal event rather than the national standard of a 200-year tidal event, and for only half the allowance for sea-level rise expected by the end of the century.
The cost of the work is estimated at €230,000 to reduce the height of the sea wall and €300,000 for stone cladding.