Option B - The Green Route

Option B has similar parts to Option A (Red) but differs in the section between the R156 to the north of Clane.  

From Woodland, Option B is proposed to travel south along the L1012 (Mulhussey Road). 

To the south of the Southern Link Business Park, a potential corridor crossing agricultural land is shown. 

Option B connects with the R448 (Kilcullen Road) and then travels into the Dunstown substation.   

The route will pass the Mulhussey National School (St Josephs). 

The route travels west and passes the roadside Mulhussey Castle and Cemetery toward Kiltens Gap Crossroads. 

The route travels south towards Rodenstown and then south east to Bryanstown. 

Along this road a potential off-road corridor is shown where Option B will travel south to cross the Rye Water and crossing agricultural land. 

A potential off-road corridor is shown where the cable will cross:

  • the Royal Canal,
  • the River Lyreen,
  • the Dublin-Sligo railway line, and
  • the M4 Motorway, avoiding Laraghbryam Cemetery.

To the south of motorway, Option B connects with R408 where it will travel south west. Along this route, Option B will travel through the settlements of Rathcoffey and Moortown, then meeting with the R407 at the Boherhole Crossroads, where it is proposed to go west to avoid Clane. 

Option B will travel along the R408, the road to Prosperous. Close to the townland of The Cott, it is proposed to route the cable across agricultural land to the south east of the R408. This is required so that the route can continue to travel to the south towards the Dunstown substation. A potential off-road corridor is shown at this location on the route map.

Option B will meet the R403, travelling along it until the Firmount Crossroads, where it will continue south along the L2002. 

It will travel south to the new Sallins Bypass where a potential off-road corridor is shown for a crossing of agricultural land. 
Along the Sallins Bypass, Option B will cross:

  • the River Liffey
  • Dublin-Cork (and others) railway line, and
  • the Grand Canal.
  • the M7 (potential off-road corridor).

Under the M7 Motorway, Option B will then travel along the Millennium Link Road, travelling to the west around Naas. 

To the south of the Southern Link Business Park, a potential corridor over agricultural land is shown. 

Option B connects with the R448 (Kilcullen Road) and then travels into the Dunstown substation.

Map of Option B

Figure 5: Option B: The Green Option
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Interactive Map: Option B - The Green Option