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National Summary Report

Last Updated: 27/02/2015 14:58

ROAD CONDITIONS

Met Eireann  has issued a Status Orange wind warning for Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo from 2pm on Saturday (28th) to 6am on Sunday (1st March) with gusts of up to 130km/h for a time in the evening and early night.

A Status Yellow wind warning has also been issued for Dublin, Kildare, Longford, Louth, Wexford, Wicklow, Westmeath, Meath, Roscommon, Clare, Cork, Kerry, Limerick and Waterford from 2pm on Saturday to 2am on Sunday with wind gusts of over 90km/h possible.

TRAVEL

IRISH RAIL: To facilitate line improvement works on the Dublin to Cork line between Hazelhatch and Portlaoise, there will be revised schedules on selected Saturdays this year, beginning tomorrow,  Sat 28th Feb. For further information, see here.


MAIN TRAFFIC

TIPPERARY: The N24 Carrick-On-Suir/ Clonmel Rd is blocked in both directions due to an incident outside Carrick-On-Suir. Emergency services are at the scene.

GALWAY: Traffic is very slow in both directions on the N18 Galway/ Limerick Rd between Oranmore and Clarinbridge at Creganna due to works. The works are between Creganna and Hillpark and they will be in place until Fri 17th April. A traffic management system will be in place from 9:15am until 4:30pm Mon to Fri each week.

CORK: Expect delays on the N20 Cork/ Limerick Rd at Buttevant due to ongoing works in place until Sept.

GALWAY: A stop/ go system is in place for works on the N17 Galway/ Sligo Rd between Tuam and Milltown until Fri 6th March. Expect some delays along this route and motorists should allow additional time for your journey.

LIMERICK: Works take place on the N24 Limerick/ Tipperary Rd near Dromkeen until late April. Expect some delays.

TIPPERARY: Works are taking place on the N24 Waterford/ Limerick Rd, approx. 3km on the Clonmel side of Carrick on Suir until early May. Traffic is down to one lane for the duration of the works.

CITY TRAFFIC

CORK: No issues to report for traffic in Cork City Centre. 

Lane restrictions will operate on Blarney St at Hollyhill Lane until 6pm.  Expect delays.

Works will operate on the N28 Carrigaline Rd at the Bloomfield Interchange until Fri 6th March. Expect some delays.

Lane restrictions are in place on Patrick's Quay from 9:30am to 3:30pm daily until Sat  28th.

GALWAY: Traffic is moving well in Galway City Centre. 

LIMERICK:  No delays in Limerick City Centre. 

WATERFORD: Delays outbound on the Dunmore Rd approaching the Ardkeen R/A by the University Hospital Waterford. Other than that, there are no major delays in Waterford City Centre at this time.

Traffic on the Quay between Penrose Lane and Hanover St has been reduced to one lane in both directions because of works on going until mid March to facilitate installation of cycle and bus lanes. After these works are complete, traffic will permanently remain down to one lane both ways at that part of the Quay.

EVENTS

CORK: The UCC Spring Conferring ceremonies are taking place today until approx 4pm. Expect delays on College Rd and the Western Rd as a result.

ANTRIM: Ulster host Scarlets at Kingspan Stadium, Belfast in Round 16 of the Pro 12 later today. Kick off is at 7.35pm. Kingspan Stadium is located on Ravenhill Park Rd in Belfast.

LOUTH: Racing will take place at Dundalk Racecourse, Co Louth today. The first race takes off at 5:35pm and the last is at 9:05pm.. Dundalk racecourse is situated approx 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.

KERRY: The annual Labour Party Conference takes place at the I.N.E.C. Killarney, until 1st March. Delays expected in the area as a result.

An Anti Austerity Protest march is due to take place on Saturday 28th Feb. It will begin at Market Cross at midday and protesters will then make their way via the Muckross Road towards the I.N.E.C. where the conference is taking place. Diversions will be in place on Upper New St, Main St and High St and Muckross Rd from midday. Traffic entering Killarney from the Molls Gap side of Killarney should divert at the Loretto Rd Jct. Mill Rd will only be open to local residents all day Saturday. 

ROADWORKS

TIPPERARY: A stop/ go system will be in place on the N24 Limerick/ Waterford Rd between Kilshane House and Bansha for works from 7am to 7pm Mon to Fri until Mon 16th March.

KILDARE: Works take place at the M4 Sligo/ Dublin Rd westbound at the toll plaza between Kilcock and Enfield until Mon 9th Mar. The express lane of the toll plaza will be closed to facilitate these works.

GALWAY: Temporary traffic lights are in action on the N59 Galway/ Clifden Rd in Moycullen until Dec.These works have been causing long delays during rush hour traffic so allow additional time for your journey.

GALWAY: Works will take place on the N18 Galway/ Limerick Rd between Cregannamore and Hillpark from 9:15am until 4:30pm Mon to Fri until Fri 17th April. Delays can be expected.

LAOIS: The Johnstown/ Borris in Ossory Rd (R435) will be closed in Rathdowney between Pound St and Harp Rd until April for ongoing works. Diversions will be in place via Durrow. 

CORK: The N71 Cork/ Killarney Rd will be closed at Releagh, just north of Glengarriff, until Fri 6th March from 9:30am to 5pm each day, Mon to Fri.

CORK: Lane restrictions will be in place on the Glengarriff/ Castletown Rd (Bearhaven Rd/ R572) at Derreeny until Fri 6th March for works. Expect delays.

LIMERICK: Temporary traffic lights will be in place on the Lisnagry/ Birdhill Rd (Old N7/ R445) at Castleconnell, north of Daly's Cross until later today.

SLIGO: Works will take place on the N59 Sligo/ Ballina Rd in Ballysadare between Millview Park and Shanagolden until early May. Delays can be expected.

WESTMEATH: The hard shoulder and left lanes of the M6 Galway/ Dublin Rd are closed in both directions between J8 Athlone East and J7 Moate West until 19th June for works. Take extra care along this stretch of road.

CLARE: The N67 Kilkee/ Ennistymon Rd is closed between Doonbeg and Quilty until later today and diversions are in place via Cree.

CLARE: Strand Line in Kilkee will be closed between the O’Connell St and Minister’s Place jcts until Wed 6th May for works. Traffic will be one way southbound on Erin St from Market St to O’Connell St.

TIPPERARY: Temporary traffic lights and a rolling stop/go system will be in place on the Birdhill/ Nenagh Rd (R445) from 7:30am to 7:30pm until April. Bear in mind that there will also be a stop/go system in place at Yellow Bridge during this time. Allow plenty of time for your journey if on route.

TIPPERARY: Works take place on the Limerick Rd (R445) in Nenagh from Stereame R/A to Tullahedy R/A from 8am to 8pm each day until mid March. Temporary traffic lights will be in place. Expect some delays.

TIPPERARY: Temporary traffic lights will be in place on William St, Nenagh from 8am to 8pm today.

TIPPERARY: Works are in place on the Cahir/ Mitchelstown Rd (R639) at Glengarra Wood until Fri 17th April. A traffic management system and reduced speed limit will operate along this route.

TIPPERARY: Temporary traffic lights are in place on the N74 Cashel/ Tipperary Rd through Thomastown until Thurs 30th April.

KILKENNY: Works are taking place on the N77 Kilkenny/ Portlaoise Rd at Ballyragget Village until May and Ballynaslee until Sept. Traffic delays can be expected.

WICKLOW: Ferndale Rd is closed at the jct with Old Connaught Ave and Thornhill Rd until later today for works. A diversion route will be signposted.

WICKLOW: Works are in place on the N11 Dublin/ Wexford Rd at the Beehive until approx. April. Delays can be expected.

WICKLOW: Diversions are in place on the N11 Wexford/ Dublin Rd at Jack Whites due to ongoing works in place until March. 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.

DONEGAL: A stop/ go system will be in place on the Mill Rd and Pole Rd in Dungloe until 

CAVAN: Works take place on College St in Cavan Town between the James Connolly St jct and Ballinagh Rd jct until approx Fri 13th March. Long delays are expected and road users are advised to use alternative routes. mid March between 8am and 6pm daily for works. Expect delays.


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