Castleknock Quality Bus Corridor
OCSC were appointed by Fingal County Council and the Quality Bus Network Office to design the Castleknock Quality Bus Corridor (QBC) scheme. The scheme was approximately 5 kilometres long from Carpenterstown Road to the Ashtown Gate junction at the Phoenix Park, passing through the Laurel Lodge signalised junction, Castleknock Village and the Auburn Avenue signalised Junction.
The scheme included the upgrade of signalised junctions along with the redesign of road markings and local road widening to provide bus lanes, new cycle facilities, upgrade of existing junction controls to provide bus priority, enhanced public lighting, service diversions and minor civil engineering works. The scheme also comprised an enabling ducting contract to facilitate the linking of all upgraded signalised junctions to the Dublin City Council traffic management system (SCATS).
The design required significant liaison with the Quality Bus Network Office and the Transportation Section of Fingal County Council. Contract documentation was completed in October 2009 and the scheme was tendered in November of that year. A contractor was appointed in January 2010. Work started on site in January 2010 with substantial completion of the contract in April of 2011.
OCSC provided alignment and junction control design, contract documentation and contract administration services for the project.