R112 road (Ireland)

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R112 road

R112 road with cycle lanes (red)
Route information
Length: 15.2 km[1] (9.4 mi)
Road network

The R112 road is a regional road in south Dublin, Ireland. [2] It begins at the junction with the N4 road at Chapelizod and arcs southeastwards, then eastwards across the middle of south Dublin, ending at the Mount Merrion junction of the N11. The road is single carriageway, with cycle lanes on some stretches. Improvements to the road have been made over the last 10 years, the most significant being at Dundrum Cross where the road was widened to make room for the new Luas bridge and Dundrum bypass (R117 road).

The official description of the R112 from the Roads Act 1993 (Classification of Regional Roads) Order 2006 (Statutory Instrument 188 of 2006) [2] reads:

R112: Chapelizod - Churchtown - Mount Merrion, County Dublin
Between its junction with N4 at Chapelizod Bypass in the city of Dublin and its junction with N11 at Stillorgan Road in the county of Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown via Kylemore Road and Walkinstown Avenue in the city of Dublin: Saint Peter's Road, Greentrees Road, Templeville Road and Springfield Avenue, Dodder View Road and Dodder Park Road in the county of South Dublin: Dodder Park Road, Braemor Road, Churchtown Road Upper, Taney Road, Mount Anville Road and Fosters Avenue in the county of Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown.

The R112 is 15.2 kilometres (9.4 mi) long (map of the road).

R112 looking west to crossroads at Dundrum and the Luas Dargan Bridge.
Mount Anville Road section of R112 due south between Mount Merrion and Goatstown. Deer Park entrance at left.



54A bus stop on the R112

The following bus routes use the R112:

An on-street bike lane starts at the Walkinstown roundabout and continues to Templeoge, at the junction of the R137. There, it changes to an off-street bike lane until the junction with the R114 road, where it switches back to an on-street lane. Following the junction at Ely Arch, there in an off-street bike lane until the crossroads at Dundrum. After this, only short stretches of the route have on-street bike lanes, though there are plans to add to this route in the proposed Goatstown development plan. [3]

Points of interest


Future plans

A feasibility study has explored the idea of running the proposed Luas Line E along the Upper Churchtown Road from the existing Luas Green Line at Dundrum, before turning off to the R821 road, towards Nutgrove. However, this project is unlikely to proceed soon due to scarce revenue and doubts about the sustainability of the line. Currently, there are plans to upgrade the junction with the R821. [4] The proposed Goatstown development plan is likely to make small changes to the road layout at that section of the route.

See also


  1. Map of the route of R112, Google Maps. Retrieved: 2010-08-06.
  2. 1 2 Statutory Instrument 188 of 2006 — Roads Act 1993 (Classification of Regional Roads) Order 2006, Irish Statute Book (irishstatutebook.ie). Retrieved 2010-08-02.
  3. Goatstown Local Area Plan Drawing. Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, DLRCoCo.ie. Retrieved: 2010-08-07.
  4. Upper Churchtown Road / Nutgrove Avenue Quality Bus Corridor. Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, DLRCoCo.ie. Retrieved: 2010-08-07.

External sources

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