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National Summary Report

Last Updated: 06/03/2015 22:58

ROAD CONDITIONS

A Status Orange wind warning has been issued for Donegal, Galway and Mayo. Strong and gusty South to southwest winds are forecast at times. Mean speeds of 55 to 75 km/hr with gusts of 85 to 100 km/hr, strongest on exposed coasts and hills.

A Status Yellow wind warning is in place for Dublin, Wexford, Wicklow, Leitrim, Sligo, Clare, Cork, Kerry and Waterford. Mean speeds of 45 to 55 km/hr and gusts 65 to 85 km/hr, strongest in coastal areas are forecast. Both warnings are in place until 9pm Sat 7th March.

High sided vehicles are especially vulnerable on open or exposed roads. Be mindful of pedestrians, cyclists and motorists. Wind-blown debris is likely to be a problem on secondary roads in particular.

DERRY: Foyle Bridge is closed to high sided vehicles until after midnight due to strong winds in the area. 

MAIN TRAFFIC

WICKLOW: A traffic management plan will be in place Newcastle Rd in Kilcoole between Colaiste Chraobh Abhann and Woodstock Business Park on Mon 9th and Tues 10th March from 8am until 6pm each day.

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

LAOIS: The Johnstown/ Borris in Ossory Rd (R435) will be closed in Rathdowney between Pound St jct and Harp Rd jct until Wed 1st April for works. Diversions will be in place via Durrow. Pedestrian access will be maintained.


CITY TRAFFIC

CORK:  No delays to report for Cork City traffic.

Lane restrictions will be in place on Albert Quay West on Sat 7th March from 7:30am to 4pm for works.

Centre Park Rd will close inbound on Sat 7th March from 9am to 5pm for works.

GALWAY: Traffic is moving well around Galway city centre.

WATERFORD: No delays or incidents for traffic around Waterford city centre.

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.

LIMERICK: Limerick City traffic is moving well with no major delays to report.

EVENTS

ARMAGH: Armagh take on Fermanagh in Division 3 of the NFL at the Athletic Grounds on Sat 7th March. Throw in is at 7pm. The Gaelic Athletic Grounds are located on Dalton Rd in Armagh, not far from the main A3 and A28. Expect extra traffic in the area before and after the match.

CAVAN: Cavan take on Kildare in Division 2 of the NFL at Breffni Park on Sat 7th March. Kick off is at 7pm. Kingspan Breffni Park is located just off the Old Dublin Rd, not far from the N3 Dublin Rd in Cavan. Delays can be expected in the area before and after the event.

MEATH: Meath take on Westmeath in the NFL Division 2 in Pairc Tailteann, Navan on Sat 7th March. Throw in is at 7pm. Pairc Tailteann is located off the N51 on Brews Hill (R161). Delays can be expected on Commons Rd and along Brews Hill as a result.

KILKENNY: Racing takes place at Gowran Park on Sat 7th March. The first race is at 2.05pm and the last is at 5.30pm. Gowran Park is situated 1km outside the village of Gowran on Racecourse Rd off the Carlow/ Thomastown Rd (R448) on Mill Rd. Expect delays in the area before and after the races.

OFFALY: Offaly take on Waterford in Division 1B of the NHL on Sat 7th March at O'Connor Park. Kick off is at 3pm. Delays can be expected on Arden Rd and Davitt St as a result.

GALWAY:The Kinvara Rock and Road Race will take place on Sat 7th March. Road closures will be in place from 10.30am to 3pm on all access roads to the pier, including the Courthouse Road and the Pier Road from the N67 jct to Nun’s Orchard jct.

TIPPERARY: Tipperary take on Clare in Division 3 of the NFL at Semple Stadium on Sat 7th March. Throw in is at 3pm. Delays can be expected in the surrounding area before and after the match.

ROADWORKS

KILDARE/ WESTMEATH: Works take place at the M4 Dublin/ Sligo Rd westbound at the toll plaza between J8 Kilcock and J9 Enfield until Mon 9th March. The express lane of the toll plaza will be closed to facilitate these works.

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

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.

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 Mar.

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

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

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. Expect delays.


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