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National Summary Report

Last Updated: 26/11/2014 14:55

ROAD CONDITIONS

Met Eireann has issued a Status Orange fog warning for counties Cavan, Monaghan, Donegal, Dublin, Kildare, Longford, Louth, Westmeath, Meath, Leitrim and Roscommon which is valid until 9am on Thurs (27th). Slow down and take extra care. Use your fog lights in the affected areas but be sure to switch them off afterwards.

Widespread fog is affecting visibility this afternoon; with particular care needed in Tullamore in Co. Offaly, Mullingar in Co. Westmeath, Carrick On Shannon in Co. Leitrim and around Roscommon Town. Fog is lingering in Monaghan town also.

MAIN TRAFFIC

LIMERICK: Southbound traffic on the N21 Limerick/ Tralee Rd is being diverted at Newcastle West at the Old Pike R/A onto the Buttevant Rd (R522) before returning to the N21 at St It's Terrace until Fri 19th Dec. Northbound traffic will remain unaffected for the duration of the works.

KILDARE:  Southbound traffic on the M9 Dublin/ Waterford Rd is down to one lane between J1 M7 and J2 Kilcullen until this Fri (28th) to facilitate works.

TIPPERARY:The left lane of the M8 Cork/ Dublin Rd northbound is closed for works between J7 Cashel North and J6 Thurles until later today.

TIPPERARY/ CORK: The M8 Dublin/ Cork Rd is closed southbound between J10 Cahir North and J12 Mitchelstown North until midnight on Sun 7th Dec. Traffic will be diverted off at J10, follow the Old N8 (R639) and rejoin the M8 at J12.

GALWAY: Works are taking place on the N17 Galway/ Sligo Rd between Knockdoe and Claregalway until Fri 28th Nov. A stop/ go system will be in operation and delays can be expected.

SLIGO: Mobile works will take place on the N16 Sligo/ Blacklion Rd until Fri 28th Nov. Expect delays.


CITY TRAFFIC

GALWAY: Galway City Centre traffic is moving well at the moment.

CORK No major delays to report for Cork City at this stage.

WATERFORD: There are no traffic delays in Waterford City at this time. 

Waterford Winterval Christmas Festival is taking place until Tues 23rd Dec. Most events are taking place along the Quay and The Mall and will attract extra traffic to the area. Be mindful of the increased number of pedestrians in the city centre attending the event.

A stop/ go system will be in place on The Quay at The Quay/ Gladstone St jct from 7pm until 6am the following morning until Thurs 27th Nov. On Fri 28th, the stop/ go will be in place from 9pm until 6am on Sat 29th Nov. Keep in mind that Gladstone St will be closed during these periods; access to The Quays will be via Penrose Lane.

LIMERICK: Nothing out of the ordinary to report for traffic in Limerick City Centre. 

Keep in mind that are works in place on the Raheen Rd inbound at Crescent S.C between 9.30am and 4.30pm until Thurs 27th Nov.

EVENTS

LOUTH: Racing will take place at Dundalk Racecourse today. The first race is at 6pm and the last race is at 9pm. Dundalk racecourse is situated approximately 1km north of Dundalk town centre, just off the M1 on the N52/Racecourse Rd. Extra traffic can be expected in the area before and after the races.

ROADWORKS

MONAGHAN: Mobile works will take place on the N53 Castleblaney/ Dundalk Rd between Castleblaney and the border today. The works will continue on Thurs 27th and Fri 28th between the same locations expect delays.

KILKENNY: A stop/go system will be in place on the Johnstown/ Kilkenny Rd (R693) on the Kilkenny side of Freshford village (opposite Freshford Health Centre) until 5.30pm on Fri 28th Nov.

KILKENNY: A stop/go system will be in place from 9am until 5.30pm each day until approx Thurs (27th) on the Kells/ Kilkenny Rd (R697) for works.

CORK: Works are ongoing on the N20 Cork/ Limerick Rd between Buttevant and Lisballyhay until Dec. Expect delays.

WICKLOW: Ferndale Rd will be closed at the jct with Old Connaught Ave and Thornhill Rd until Fri 27th March 2015 for works. A diversion route will be signposted.

WICKLOW: Diversions are in place on the N11 Wexford/ Dublin Rd at Jack Whites due to ongoing works until March 2015. Motorists are being diverted along a new alignment through to the new R/A before rejoining the existing N11. These works have caused delays particularly during rush hours so bear that in mind.

GALWAY: Temporary traffic lights are in place on the N63 Galway/ Roscommon Rd approx. 2km on the Galway side of Moylough (at the townland of Laughill) from Mon to Fri between 8am and 5pm until Fri 19th Dec.

GALWAY: The Athlone/ Newgrove Rd (R363) will be closed at Ballyforan Bridge until Fri 12th Dec to facilitate works. Use an alternative route.

GALWAY: Temporary traffic lights will be in place on the N63 Galway/ Longford Rd at Newbridge between 7am and 7pm Mon to Fri until mid Dec. Motorists should allow additional time for their journeys and expect delays.

GALWAY: Temporary traffic lights will be in place in Letterfrack between 7am and 7pm Mon to Fri until mid Dec. Motorists should allow additional time for their journeys and expect delays.

LAOIS: A stop/ go system will be in place on the Templemore/ Abbeyleix Rd (R433) at Ballacolla Village until Fri 28th Nov between 7.30am and 7.30pm each day.

LAOIS: The M7 Dublin/ Limerick Rd will be closed overnight southbound between J17 Portlaoise Centre and J18 Portlaoise West, Mon to Fri between 8pm and 6am until Sat 29th Nov for works. Diversions will be in place.

MEATH: Toberstown Lane Bridge is closed outside Stamullen for works from 8am to 6pm each day until Tuesday (25th).

MEATH: Trimgate St, Watergate St, Ludlow St, Market Sq, Railway St and Kennedy Rd in Navan Town will close temporarily each night until Fri 28th Nov from 8pm and 5am to facilitate the installation of Christmas lights. Diversions will be in place.

WESTMEATH: The hard shoulder and left lane of the M6 Galway/ Dublin Rd eastbound are closed between J8 Athlone East and J7 Moate East until 19th June 2015 for works. Take extra care in the area.

TIPPERARY: Works will take place on the N52 Birr /Nenagh Rd at Gaulross, south of Borrisokane, until Fri 5th Dec. Expect delays.

KERRY: Traffic at McSweeney's Corner in Killarney (the jct of Lewis Rd and College St) has been reduced to one way until Fri 5th Dec. As a result there is no access to Lewis Rd from Fair Hill and College St. This is to facilitate works.

KERRY: A stop/ go system is in operation on the N70 Tralee/ Killorglin Rd at Milltown until the end of Nov due to works. There will be significant traffic delays as a result and motorists are advised to use alternative routes.
 
LONGFORD: Temporary traffic lights will be in operation on the N5 Longford/ Westport Rd between Kilmore Crossroads and Longford Town Soccer Stadium until Fri 5th Dec. Expect delays.

LONGFORD: Works continue on the N4 Sligo /Dublin Rd around 1km outside Edgeworthstown on the Longford side. These works will take place Mon to Fri (excluding Oct Bank Hol) from 8am to 6pm until Fri 28th Nov. Expect minor delays. Temporary traffic lights will be in place until Fri 5th Dec.

OFFALY: The N62 Thurles/ Athlone Rd will be closed between Cloghan and Ferbane until Fri 12th Dec to facilitate works. Diversions will be in place.

DONEGAL: Traffic management is in place on the N15 Stranorlar/ Strabane Rd between Killygordon and Liscooley until Mon 15th Dec due to works taking place.

LOUTH: The N51 Drogheda/ Slane Rd will be closed from the M1 Interchange at J10 Drogheda North to the  Louth/ Meath boundary at Mattock Bridge until Friday (28th) to facilitate works. Diversions will be in place. 

WEXFORD: The Gorey/ Wexford Rd (R742) will be closed at Coolroe (north of Kilmuckridge) from 10am to 4pm. Diversions will be signposted. Expect Delays.


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