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National Summary Report

Last Updated: 27/02/2015 22:59

ROAD CONDITIONS

Met Eireann 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.

CITY TRAFFIC

CORK: City traffic is moving well.

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 the city.

LIMERICK: No delays in the city centre.

WATERFORD: No delays in Waterford City at this stage of the evening.

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.


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. Check with Irish Rail's timetable before heading to the train station. For further information, see here.

EVENTS

CAVAN: Cavan take on Down in Division 2 of the NFL at Breffni Park on Sat 28th Feb. 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.

TYRONE: Tyrone host Derry in Division 1 of the NFL at Healy Park on Sat 28th Feb. Kick off is at 7pm. Healy Park is located on the Mount Joy Rd in Omagh. It is within walking distance of the town centre. Omagh is on the A32 Enniskillen/ Cookstown Rd. Delays can be expected in the surrounding area before and after the event.

LOUTH: The Cycle Against Suicide SpinOff event takes place on Sat 28th Feb from 10am to 4.30pm. The cycle starts in Carlingford, Co Louth and finishes in Crossmaglen, Co Armagh. Delays are likely on the Carlingford/ Dundalk Rd (R173), through Dundalk town and on the N53 Dundalk/ Monaghan Rd.

CORK: Munster host Glasgow  at the Irish Independent Park on Saturday 28th February in Round 16 of the Pro 12. Kick-off is at 5.15pm. Irish Independent Park (formerly Musgrave Park) is located on Pearse Rd in Ballyphehane in Cork.  Delays can be expected in the vicinity of the grounds before and after the match.

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

LIMERICK: Georges Quay will be closed on Sat 28th Feb from 7am to 9am between its junction with Greagh Lane and Mary St. Local Diversions will be signposted.

CORK: Old Youghal Road will close at the North Ring Rd jct from 6am – 11am on Sat 28th Feb to facilitate works.

CORK: Centre Park Rd will be closed on Sat 28th Feb from 9am until 5pm between the Link Rd and the Mill Rd jct to facilitate works.

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.

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.

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 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: 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.

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 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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