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National Summary Report

Last Updated: 24/10/2014 23:07

MAIN TRAFFIC

KILDARE: The hard shoulder and left lane of the M7 Limerick/ Dublin Rd northbound will be closed each night between J12 Newbridge and J11 M9 from 6pm to 6am the following morning until Sunday morning (26th) Slow down and take extra care as traffic will be reduced to one lane.

LIMERICK: Southbound traffic on the N21 Limerick/ Tralee Rd is being diverted at Newcastle West at the Old Pike R/A onto the Buttevant Rd (R522) before returning to the N21 at St Ita's Terrace until Fri 19th Dec. Northbound traffic will remain unaffected for the duration of the works.

CORK: Works take place on the N20 Cork /Limerick Rd between Buttevant and Lisballyhay until Dec.  Motorists are advised to travel via Doneraile instead. Expect delays.

GALWAY: Motorists are advised to expect delays on the N18 Galway /Limerick Rd at Kilcolgan. They are in place until 6pm.  

CITY TRAFFIC

CORK:  Traffic is moving well in the city centre at this time.

LIMERICK: Moving well in Limerick City centre at this time. 

A march will depart Merchants Quay Sat (25th) at 2:30pm, cross Matthew Bridge, travel up in the right hand lane along Patrick Street, O’Connell Street, Shannon Street, Henry Street and then the march will move to the left hand lane around Arthurs Quay, Patrick Street, Bank Place, over Matthew Bridge and back to City Hall on Merchants Quay. It is expected to finish around 3:15pm.

GALWAY: It's generally moving well in Galway City with no major delays reported at this stage. 

WATERFORD: No problems to report for traffic in Waterford City Centre.


TRAVEL

IRISH RAIL: There will be no Irish Rail service between Pearse and Dun Laoghaire on Sat 25th or Sun 26th Oct because of major engineering works. Bus transfers will be in operation between Dublin Connolly and Gorey in both directions. 

EVENTS

ANTRIM: Ulster host Toulon at Kingspan Stadium, Belfast in the European Rugby Champions Cup on Saturday 25th October. Kick Off is at 1pm. Kingspan Stadium is located on Ravenhill Park Rd in Belfast, Co Antrim. Delays can be expected in the area around the stadium before and after the event.

SLIGO: Sligo Live takes place in Sligo Town until Mon 27th Oct. Events will take place at various locations in the town and delays are expected. On Friday, the heaviest traffic is expected at approx 5pm on all approach routes to Sligo Town. Delays can also be expected in the vicinity of Knocknarea Arena at IT Sligo between 7pm and 8pm each night. Delays are also expected along Teeling St over the course of the festival.

WEXFORD: The Wexford Opera Festival continues until Sat 2nd Nov in Wexford Town. Various events are taking place over the course of the festival and delays can be expected as a result.

WEXFORD: Wexford Spiegeltent Festival takes place in Wexford Town until Monday 27th Oct. There are a variety of events taking place as part of the festival and this will attract extra traffic to the area. Delays are likely as a result, particularly in the vicinity of the Quay in Wexford Town.

CAVAN: The Virginia Pumpkin Festival takes place in Co. Cavan until Tues 27th Oct. This event usually attracts large crowds over the course of the festival so delays can be expected around Virginia and on all approach routes to town, particularly in both directions on the N3 Cavan/ Dublin Rd , the Ballyjamesduff/ Mullagh Rd (R194) and on the Bailieborough Rd (R178). To accommodate the festival, New St in Virginia will be closed on Sun 26th Oct from 10am to 11pm.

CORK: The Cork Jazz Festival will take place in Cork City until Mon 27th Oct. Events will take place in venues across the city; including The Savoy Theatre, Cork Opera House, Everyman Theatre, Triskel Christchurch, Triskel Auditorium and Cyprus Avenue. Approx 40,000 people are expected to attend over the course of the weekend and traffic is likely to be heavy around the city centre as a result.

ROADWORKS

KILDARE: From 8am Sat 25th Oct, Carragh Bridge will be closed on the Naas /Carragh Rd (R409) until 10am Mon 27th Oct. Local diversions will be in place.

CORK: The Macroom/ Kilbarry Rd (R584) will be closed at Kilbarry Bridge from Sat 25th Oct until Mon 27th Oct from 8am until 6pm. This is to facilitate bridge works. Diversions will be in place.

WICKLOW: Diversions are in place on the N11 Wexford/ Dublin Rd at Jack Whites due to ongoing works until March 2015. 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. 

WESTMEATH: The hard shoulder and left lane of the M6 Galway/ Dublin Rd eastbound are closed between J8 Athlone East and J7 Moate East until 19th June for works. Take extra care in the area.

GALWAY: Temporary traffic lights will be in operation on the N17 Tuam/ Claremorris Rd at Milltown between 7am and 7pm Mon to Fri until mid Dec. Motorists should allow additional time for their journeys and expect delays. This is to facilitate works.

GALWAY: Temporary traffic lights will be in place on the N63 Galway/ Longford Rd at Newbridge between 7am and 7pm Mon to Fri until mid Dec. Motorists should allow additional time for their journeys and expect delays. 

GALWAY: Temporary traffic lights will be in place in Letterfrack between 7am and 7pm Mon to Fri until mid Dec. Motorists should allow additional time for their journeys and expect delays.

MONAGHAN: The N2 Castleblayney Bypass is closed southbound from the Ballybay Rd jct to the Tullyvin R/A until approx. Nov. Diversions are in place. Delays can be expected through Castleblayney as a result.

KILKENNY: Temporary traffic lights will be in place on the N78 Kilkenny /Castlecomer Rd for works at Clashduff Bridge until Fri 7th Nov. Expect delays.

DONEGAL: Traffic management is in place on the N15 Stranorlar/ Strabane Rd between Killygordon and Liscooley until Mon 15th Dec due to works taking place.

LONGFORD: Works are ongoing on the N4 Sligo /Dublin Rd around 1km outside Edgeworthstown on the Longford side. These works will take place Mon to Fri (excluding Oct Bank Hol) from 8am to 6pm until Thurs 20th Nov. Expect minor delays. The speed limit is reduced to 60kmph.


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