It is Fingal County Council’s first project constructed under the Rebuilding Ireland’s Local Infrastructure Housing Activation Fund (LIHAF) to be completed.
The Donabate Distributor road runs an easterly direction from the R126 Hearse Road on the south-west of Donabate village, across the Dublin-Belfast railway line, before heading in a northerly direction to reconnect with the R126 on the Portrane road.
The project involved the construction of 4km of new high-quality road that will service significant amounts of new residential development around Donabate and provide a second bridge crossing over the mainline Dublin-Belfast railway line. As well as alleviating traffic at Donabate village, it will provide an alternative access to Portrane and the eastern parts of Donabate. It will also improve access to the strategically important National Forensic Mental Hospital on Portrane when this national facility becomes operational.
Footpaths and off-road cycle facilities are included along the length of the road. There are also plans for the development of commercial and recreational facilities including the Donabate Education and Recreational Hub, the Broadmeadow Greenway and the Corballis Nature Park.