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National Summary Report

Last Updated: 03/08/2015 11:13

ROAD CONDITIONS

There is a Status Yellow Wind Warning in place for counties Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare, Cork, Kerry and Limerick; with gusts of up to 110kmph likely. This warning is valid until 9pm.

Motorists are advised to be particularly mindful of other road users such as pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists during high winds. High sided vehicles are especially vulnerable on open or exposed roads. 

MAIN TRAFFIC

LOUTH: The M1 Dublin/ Belfast Rd is closed northbound between J15 Castlebellingham and J16 Dundalk South following a fatal collision overnight. Diversions are in place.

WESTMEATH: The Mullingar/ Lanesborough Rd (R392) remains closed at Grange South following an earlier truck fire which has been extinguished. Gardai are at the scene directing traffic.

LIMERICK: Works continue on the N21 Limerick/ Tralee Rd, just west of Newcastle West, between Garryduff Cross and the Killarney Pole until December. These works have been causing delays, particularly during rush hour traffic so bear this in mind if on your route. 

CORK: Works are continuing on Main St, Buttevant on the N20 Cork/ Limerick Rd as part of ongoing works in place until approx. Sept. Delays can be expected, particularly during rush hour. To avoid long delays due to an increase in traffic over the Bank Holiday weekend, southbound traffic can divert at Lisballyhea while northbound traffic can divert at Newtwopothouse.

WEXFORD: A stop/ go system will be in place on the Wexford/ Rosslare Rd (R730) near Drinagh R/A until Fri 7th Aug for works. Expect delays.

MONAGHAN: Works are taking place on the N2 Dublin/ Monaghan Rd south of Castleblayney, between Derryilan and Tullyvin until approx. Sun 13th Sept.

KILKENNY: Works will take place on the N24 Tipperary/ Waterford Rd through Mooncoin Village until Fri 27th Nov. Temporary traffic lights will be in place. Delays can be expected.


CITY TRAFFIC

GALWAY: It's moving well around Galway City.

CORK: There are no major delays in Cork city centre.

Clontarf Bridge is closed until Sunday 30th Aug due to works. Traffic coming over Brian Boru Bridge can either turn left onto Anderson's Quay, right at Custom House St & over Eamon DeValera Bridge and then out the South City Link Rd. Alternatively, motorists can turn right onto Merchants Quay. Traffic will be restricted travelling straight through this junction onto Clontarf St except for buses and Clarion Hotel traffic.

WATERFORD: It's generally moving well around Waterford City.

LIMERICK: Traffic is light in Limerick City Centre at this time.

To facilitate works in place until Fri 21st Aug, Park Rd is closed between the Pa Healy Rd and the South Canal Bank, which itself will be closed. Park Bridge, North Canal Bank and part of the Lwr Park Rd is also closed during this period

EVENTS

CORK: The Bantry BBQ Festival takes place in Bantry until later today. Road closures will be in place from 4:30pm to 7:30pm. Alternative routes will be signposted.

MEATH: Le Chéile Arts and Music Festival takes place in Oldcastle until later today. Events takes place throughout the weekend and delays are likely on the Virginia/ Castlepollard Rd (R195) and on the Ballinagh/ Athboy Rd (R154) through Oldcastle as a result.

OFFALY: The Birr Vintage Week and Arts Festival takes place until Fri 7th Aug. Events will take place over the course of the week and delays are likely. 

MAYO: Siamsa Sráide takes place in Swinford until Wed 5th Aug. Events will take place throughout the town over the course of the Bank Holiday Weekend and the following road closure will be in place: Market St will close today (3rd) from 2pm to 5:30pm and then from 9:30pm today (3rd), Market St and Main St will close until 2am on Thurs 6th Aug. Delays are likely in Swinford and in the vicinity of the town throughout the festival.

CAVAN: Upr Bridge St, the Diamond and Butler St in Belturbet are close today from 7:30pm to 11pm for the Festival of Erne.

DONEGAL: The Clonmany Festival takes place until Sun 9th August. As a result, there will be a number of local road closures in place throughout the town at the following times: between 6pm and 12:45am until Thurs 6th, on Fri 7th between 10am and 12:45am, on Sat 8th between 6pm and 12:45am and finally on Sun 9th between 1pm and 12:45am. Alternative routes will be signposted and motorists are advised to expect some delays.

CORK: Racing takes place at Cork Racecourse until Tues 4th Aug. Today, the first race is at 2:05pm and the last race is at 5:05pm.  On Tues, the first race is at 5:30pm and the last race is at 8:30pm. Cork Racecourse is situated 2km from Mallow on the N72/ Killarney Rd. Extra traffic can be expected in the area before and after the races.

DONEGAL: Lwr Main St in Letterkenny will close from Oliver Plunkett Rd to Larkins Lane today from midday to 6pm to facilitate an event.

KILDARE: There will be racing at Naas Racecourse today. The first race is at 2:25pm, with the last race at 5:25pm. Naas Racecourse is situated just outside of Naas Town. Delays can be expected on the N7/M7 and through the town before and after the event. A special return Bus Éireann service is available each race-day from Dublin (Busáras). Irish rail provide a service from Heuston station in Dublin to Sallins, located just outside Naas.  It’s possible to get a taxi from Sallins station.

CORK: Local Rd closures will be in place in Cobh between 1:30pm and 5pm today to facilitate the Barrack Hill Charity Ball Roll. Diversions will be in place.

WICKLOW: As part of the Bray Summerfest, a fireworks display will take place to mark the end of the festival at Bray Seafront on Strand Rd today.

ROADWORKS

SLIGO: Works will take place on the Sligo/Leitrim Rd (R284) at Sooey until Fri 7th Aug. A traffic control system will be in place.

CLARE: Harmony Row in Ennis will be closed between the Bindon St jct and the Abbey St/ Newbridge Rd jct until Tues 1st Sept due to works.

CORK/ WATERFORD: A stop/ go system will be in place for works on the N25 Cork/ Waterford Rd between Youghal and Dungarvan until Fri 7th Aug from 8am to 8pm each day.

CORK: Lane restrictions will be in place for outbound traffic on the Bishopstown Rd just west of the High St Centre until Fri 14th August to facilitate works.

WICKLOW: Traffic will be reduced to one lane and a stop/ go system will be in place on the Dublin Rd in Arklow between the Sea Rd jct and J20 Arklow North on the M11 until approx. Fri 14th Aug. The works are in place Monday to Friday from 8am to 8pm each day. Expect some delays.

MAYO: Traffic will be reduced to one lane and traffic lights will also be in place on the Castlebar/ Newport Rd (R311) until approx. Fri 14th Aug daily from 8am to 6pm.

ROSCOMMON: The Boyle/ Castlerea Rd (R361) will be closed between Killerdoo and Breedoge Bridge near Carrowcrin until Fri 7th Aug. Diversions are in place.

LIMERICK: A rolling stop/ go system will be in place on the Old N7 (R445) between Limerick and Castleconnell from 8am to 7pm each day until Fri 7th Aug for works. Expect delays.

CORK: Abbey View in Buttevant will close for works between its jcts with Main St and New St until 7:30pm on Fri 11th Sept. Diversions will be signposted. Expect delays.

CORK: The Fivemilebridge/ Ballinhassig Rd (R613) onto the N71 Cork/ Clonakilty Rd will be closed at Ballinhassig until 8pm on Mon 3rd Aug. Diversions will be in place via Halfway.

LAOIS: Traffic will be reduced to one lane for works on the N80 Stradbally Rd, Portlaoise between the SCR and Block Rd jcts until Sept. A stop/ go system will be in place so expect some delays.

MEATH: The local Lougher Rd in Gilltown will be closed until Fri 14th Aug to facilitate works on Gilltown Bridge.

MEATH: Newbridge on the Kentstown Rd in Navan is closed until Fri 21st Aug to facilitate works. Use an alternative route.

KILDARE: A one way system will be in place southbound on the Kilcullen Rd (R448) in Naas at Piper's Hill, as part of ongoing works until December. Traffic wishing to access Naas from the Kilcullen direction will need to divert at Mylerstown Cross, drive towards Punchestown and then towards Naas on the Ballymore Eustace Rd (R411).


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