Celbridge to Hazelhatch Link Road - Final Preferred Route Corridor Option

Open15 Dec, 2022, 10:00am - 9 Feb, 2023, 5:00pm

Celbridge to Hazelhatch Link Road - Public Display of Preferred Route Corridor Option


Kildare County Council successfully secured funding from the Department of Housing Planning and Local Government (DoHPLG) under the Urban Regeneration Development Fund (URDF). Celbridge is an important regional town within Kildare and a significant commuter town for Dublin and other noteworthy employment centres in the region. Celbridge has seen its population more than double in the past 30 years with over 70% of the population living north of the River Liffey.

Traffic demands in Celbridge are likely to grow significantly in the coming decade with lands south of the town centre earmarked for development with the existing road network in and around Celbridge town centre, including the existing bridge over the River Liffey, already experiencing daily traffic congestion.

The new Celbridge to Hazelhatch Link Road (CHLR) Scheme will benefit all road users and deliver local improvements through:

  • Improving connectivity to Hazelhatch Train Station
  • Improved safety for pedestrians and cyclists
  • Facilitate development of zoned lands
  • Result in shorter, safer and more sustainable journeys to Hazelhatch Train Station

Progress to date

Phase 1 Concept and Feasibility: This phase is complete.

Phase 2 Options Selection: Phase 2 Options Selection has been completed and the Option Selection Report for the Celbridge to Hazelhatch Link Road scheme has now been published and all documentation is available on the CHLR project portal website.

Figures 1 & 2 below also show the Final Preferred Route Corridor and Proposed Typical Offline Cross Section for the CHLR Scheme respectively.

Figure 1: Final Preferred Route Corridor

Figure 2: Proposed Typical Offline Cross Section

The Project Team would again like to sincerely thank all those who submitted their feedback and engaged with them via email or in person during the scheme development and public consultation periods. Please note that the Project Team are still contactable by phone or email should you have any further queries.

Phase 3 Design and Environmental Evaluation: The preliminary design of the road alignment. An initial design is currently being progressed, which will allow the Project Team to start meaningful discussions with affected landowners in Q2 2023. 

In addition, Ground Investigation Works and various Environmental and other Surveys will be required as part of Phase 3 which will inform the Project Team in designing the alignment and proposing mitigation measures etc.

Project Timeline:

Contact the CHLR Project Team:
The CHLR Project Team is contactable by phone or email should you have any queries. Hard copies of documentation will be available to view at Kildare County Council, Áras Chill Dara, Devoy Park, Naas, Co. Kildare W91 X77F by appointment only from December 15th 2022 – February 9th 2023.
Email: chlr@kildarecoco.ie
Phone: 045 980421 (Weekdays 9am-5pm)