Section of the Edmondstown road where damage was caused by illegal development and has caused much difficulty for the community
Section of the Edmondstown road where damage was caused by illegal development and has caused much difficulty for the community

Rathfarnham locals are holding a protest march this Saturday over the Edmondstown Road closure.

The road has been closed since November 2017 after illegal excavation works on lands bordering the road caused the partial collapse of the road.

Locals including residents, businesses, farmers, schools, sports clubs and hikers are calling on the immediate repair and re-opening of Edmondstown Road by South Dublin County Council.

A spokeperson for the ‘Reopen Edmonstown Road Now’ group told Dublin Gazette: “We are at 8 months now and there is still no sign of a start date for works to begin.

“Ambulances are still having issues getting to accidents above the barrier section (another cyclist last week). The cancellation of the bus route has left the elderly isolated.

“There is increased and intense traffic on the narrow and winding country roads and the haymaking season now has huge farm machinery blocking some roads, as they are just not wide enough.

“People are very frustrated and angry and more than anything it is just dangerous.”

The protest march is being held Saturday June 30th from Edmondstown Road/Scholarstown Road junction at 12noon.