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National Summary Report

Last Updated: 23/09/2014 11:09

ROAD CONDITIONS

Fog has now lifted in Kilkenny City and surrounding areas.

MAIN TRAFFIC

LAOIS: Traffic remains slow on all approaches to the National Ploughing Championships at Ratheniska. Keep in mind that Gardai will be on point duty at all relevant junctions.

M7 Limerick/ Dublin Rd is slow northbound at J18 Portlaoise West and J17 Portlaoise Centre while southbound is busy at J16 Portlaoise East.

The N80  Tullamore/ Carlow Rd is very slow approaching Mountmellick and then further along it's slow again from Bloomfield in Portlaoise through to Ratheniska. Traffic from Carlow travelling to Stradbally is now moving well.

Traffic remains very busy on the N77 Kilkenny/ Portlaoise Rd through Abbeyleix.

LOUTH: Emergency services are dealing with a crash on the M1 Belfast/ Dublin Rd southbound between J15 Castlebellingham and J14 Ardee with the middle lane blocked. Take extra care on approach.

MEATH: The N3 Dublin /Cavan Rd is closed 24/7 at the Kells Bypass between the N52 Mullingar /Ardee Rd R/A and the Derver R/A for works until 11pm Fri 3rd Oct. Diversions will be in place.

LONGFORD: A stop/ go system is in place on the N4 Edgeworthstown/ Longford Rd from approx 1km outside Edgeworthstown to the Ballynagoshen Crossroads for works until late Oct.

KILKENNY: The N77 Kilkenny/ Durrow Rd is closed between Hennebry’s Cross and the turn-off for Ardaloo until 5pm Fri 17th Oct. Southbound traffic will divert via Ballyragget, Castlecomer and the N78 Kilkenny /Castlecomer Rd. Northbound traffic will divert via the N78 at Hennebry’s Cross, Castlecomer and back onto the N77 via Ballyragget.

LIMERICK: Works will operate on the M20 Cork / Limerick Rd both ways between J3 Raheen and J4 Patrickswell until Fri (26th). No lanes will be closed but delays can be expected.

MONAGHAN: The N2 Castleblayney Bypass is closed southbound from the Ballybay Rd jct to the Tullyvin R/A until approx. November. Diversions will be in place. This closure will be temporarily lifted on Sat 27th Sept to facilitate Castleblayney Fair Day.


EVENTS

LAOIS: The National Ploughing Championships take place at Ratheniska, Stradbally in Co Laois until Thurs (25th). The Championships will attract large crowds to the area and delays can be expected. There are six main access routes for Ploughing traffic and they will all be clearly signposted with “PLOUGHING”. Gardai will be on point duty at all relevant junctions. We have a full details of these routes on our Event Guide here.

MAYO: Racing takes place at the Ballinrobe Racecourse, Co Mayo today. The first race is at 2.35pm and the last race is at 6.10pm. Ballinrobe Racecourse is situated 2km from the town of Ballinrobe in Co. Mayo. It’s off the N84 Galway/Castlebar Rd. Expect extra traffic in the area.

CITY TRAFFIC

CORK: Traffic is busy outbound from Patricks St through to Washington St outbound. Other than that, traffic is moving well in Cork City Centre.

Keep in mind, Michael Collins Bridge is closed to southbound traffic overnight this evening from 7:30pm to 6am tomorrow (24th) for works.

GALWAY: Traffic is moving well around Galway City Centre at this stage.

The bus lane is closed inbound on the Dublin Rd (R338) near GMIT from the Skerrit R/A until approx. Mon 6th Oct. Expect some delays particularly during the morning and evening rush hours.

WATERFORD: Traffic continues to move well in Waterford City.

Keep in mind, a new roundabout is in operation on the Quay at the Gladstone St jct. Delays can be expected. Works are ongoing in the area.

LIMERICK: Limerick City Centre traffic is moving well.

Bus Éireann route 306 can only travel as far as the community centre in Ballynanty because of ongoing works.

ROADWORKS

SLIGO: Works take place on the N16 Sligo/ Enniskillen between Glencar and Manorhamilton until later today. Expect delays. 

MAYO: Partial road closures will take place at certain times on Sean Garvey Way in Castlebar until Thurs (25th). This is due to works taking place.

KILDARE: Works take place on both the Monread Rd and Sallins Rd in Naas until Wed (24th) Expect delays.

LOUTH: The N52 Dundalk /Ardee Rd is closed westbound from the IDA R/A to the M1 interchange at J16 Dundalk South until 6.30am this morning. Diversions are in place.

DONEGAL: Works will take place in Stanorlar on Meeting House St (N13) from McClays Corner to Admiran Park until 3rd October. Expect delays.

TIPPERARY: A mobile stop/ go system will be in place on the N62 Birr/ Horse & Jockey Rd between Templemore & the M8 from 8am to 8pm each day for works until Sun 28th Sept.

TIPPERARY: A stop/ go system will be in place on the N75 Thurles/ Twomileborris Rd between Thurles & the M8 from 8am to 8pm each day for works until Sun 28th Sept.

TIPPERARY: Lane restrictions will be in place on the N24 Waterford/ Limerick Rd between Cahir and Bansha until Fri 26th Sept between 7am and 7pm each day for works. Expect delays.

KILKENNY CITY: A stop /go system will be in place on the Circular Rd from Wetlands to Roberts Hill from 7am to 7pm. Take extra care on approach.

KILKENNY: Works will take place on the N24 Clonmel/ Waterford Rd between Ballygriffin and New Aglish until Fri 26th Sept. Expect delays.

WICKLOW: A single lane traffic system will be in place on the N81 Conlans Hill until Wed 24th Sept from 8am to 6pm for works. Works will also be in place on the N81 Dublin/ Blessington Rd until approx. 6th Oct for works. Delays can be expected.

WICKLOW: On the N11 Dublin/ Wexford Rd, temporary lanes are in place in both directions at Scratenagh until March 2015 for ongoing works. Motorists are advised to allow extra time for their journeys. Full details can be found here.

WICKLOW: Works take place on the Greystones/ Kilcoole Rd (R761) at the Killincarrig R/A until Tues 6th Oct from 8am until 6pm each day.

KILDARE: A stop/go system will be in place on New Abbey Rd (R413) in Kilcullen until further notice. Works will be in place east of the Naas Rd jct to just beyond the Athy Rd jct.

LEITRIM: Works will operate on the N4 Sligo/ Dublin Rd between Mohill Cross and the Dromod R/A until mid-Sept between 8am and 5pm, Monday to Friday. Expect delays.


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