CORK: Reports of an abandoned vehicle in the hard shoulder on the N20 Limerick/ Cork Rd southbound on approach to the Mallow Rd jct. A collision on the N40 South Ring Rd eastbound on approach to the Kinsale Rd R/A has been cleared. An incident on the Douglas Rd at Well Rd jct has also been cleared. Very heavy in Cork City Centre on Merchants Quay through Lavitts Quay over Christy Ring Bridge and out to Blackpool. Busy both ways between the Tivoli Flyover and the Dunkettle R/A on the Lwr Glanmire Rd. Also very busy on Patricks St, Grand Parade and Washington St. Busy out Western Rd to Victoria Cross and through to the Sarsfield Rd R/A. Very busy too on all approaches to Douglas Village.
The Christmas Park n’ Ride from County Hall will operate each Saturday and Sunday until Christmas. It will operate from County Hall to Liberty St with the first bus departing County Hall on Saturday at 9:30am and on Sunday at 10:30am. The last bus from Liberty St is at 6:15pm. The service will operate until Sun 22nd Dec. The Park&Ride; from Black Ash will also operate on Sundays leading up to Christmas. Liberty St will close from North Main St on Saturday and Sunday from 9:30am to 6:30pm to facilitate the operation of the Park n' Ride.
GALWAY: Busy but moving outbound on Lough Atalia Rd and College Rd approaching the Dublin Rd also both ways on the Tuam Rd approaching the Jct of Bothar na dTreabh. In the city centre, busy but moving inbound from Forster St via Eyre Sq through to the Dock Rd.
The Galway City Christmas Park n' Ride is in place until Christmas Eve. Buses depart Galway Racecourse and the city centre every 15 mins.
LIMERICK: Busy but moving in Limerick City both ways on the Childers Rd by the Parkway S.C and the Dublin Rd R/A, it’s also busy outbound from Clare St onto the Dublin Rd. Traffic on William St is busy outbound to Mulgrave St then further out approaching the Ballysimon Rd and from Patrick St through to Lower Mallow St.
WATERFORD: No major issues with traffic in Waterford City at this time.
CAVAN: The new N3 Belturbert/ Butlersbridge Bypass has officially opened to the public.
KILDARE: There are delays on Newbridge Rd in Naas due to roadworks which are taking place.
WICKLOW: Expect delays on Castle St and Main St in Bray due to works taking place.
LIMERICK: A stop/ go system is in place on the N24 Limerick/ Tipperary Rd in Oola (Main St) at the Jct of Cullen Rd until Saturday 14th December at approx. 5pm. This is to facilitate water main works.
DUBLIN: The Newlands Cross Upgrade Project is underway and there have been some changes to the N7 Dublin/ Limerick Rd. Drivers are advised to follow signs to reduce congestion. A 60kmph speed limit will be in place which Gardaí will be enforcing.
Dublin-bound on the N7, the road layout has changed between Green Isle Hotel and Newlands Cross. There are still three lanes of traffic but merging traffic from Boot Rd has been affected.
From tonight (Fri 13th) new temporary lanes will be put in place for outbound traffic on the N7. Three lanes, including bus lane and filter lanes onto Fonthill Rd and Belgard Rd will remain available but they will be narrower.
Cyclists are not allowed in the temporary lanes. There are no dedicated cyclist or pedestrian facilities south of Newlands Cross so there will be a diversion from Newlands Cross towards Citywest via Fonthill Rd and Boot Rd.
WICKLOW: A number of sets of works operate on the N11 Dublin/ Wexford Rd. The hard shoulder will be closed both ways on the N11 Wexford/ Dublin Rd at Lil Doyles, Barndarrig until February or March 2014. Works are also taking place in the hard shoulder northbound on the N11 at Jack Whites.
CORK: The local road at Coolgrena House will close at Whartons Corner /High Rd (R624) to the end of the cul de sac. Traffic can divert through joining estate Ringacoltig on to the local Pebble Beach Rd, turn right and on to High Rd (R624).