The works will be carried out as part of the Crumlin Village Environmental Improvement Scheme are long overdue in the area and are aimed at improving the streetscape and road safety for motorists, pedestrians and cyclists.
The Senator said, “Our urban community in Crumlin is home to almost 15,000 residents in the heart of Dublin.
“Its prime strategic location makes Crumlin a village that has huge potential to be developed into a suburb that people from across the city come to visit - whether it’s to grab a cup of tea with a friend for a catch-up, pick up groceries or run their errands.
“With all construction, a certain level of disturbance is to be expected but I call on those contracted by the Council to minimise disruption to local businesses and the general public.
“Local residents are understandably disappointed that a number of very beautiful cherry blossom trees which have been in the village for two decades were cut down yesterday evening while in full bloom.
“I have been informed by the Council that more appropriate trees will be re-planted at the junction with Windmill Road. It’s just a shame that after a long winter, these pretty Cherry Blossoms couldn’t have been left for another number of days for locals to enjoy.
“That said, I have no doubt that these works will improve the quality of life of older people living in the area particularly the upgrading of poor quality footpaths and the installation of recreational seating.
Senator Ardagh concluded, “I will be working with local business and residents to ensure that disruption is contained and that we can all look forward to these works improving Crumlin overall.”