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National Summary Report

Last Updated: 31/03/2015 16:23

ROAD CONDITIONS

Met Eireann has issued a Status Yellow Wind Warning for Ireland. This is valid until 6pm today (31st). West to north-west winds will at times reach mean wind speeds of 50-60 kmph with gusts of 90-110 kmph.

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

DONEGAL: Harry Blaney Bridge over Mulroy Bay remains closed until further notice due to high winds.

ANTRIM:  A fallen tree has been cleared on the Crankill Rd, Ballymena near Ashgrove Conservatories. 

ARMAGH: Coolkill Rd, Middletown closed until further notice due to a fallen tree. Use an alternative route.

MEATH: The Dunboyne/ Summerhill Rd (R156) is blocked near Laurel Lodge due to a fallen tree. The council have been notified.

WATERFORD: There is a tree down on the Kilmeaden/ Portlaw Rd near Coolfin. Take care along the route. The council have been notified.

MAIN TRAFFIC


DOWN: The Moyad Rd in Kilkeel is closed due to an incident. Motorists are advised to take an alternative route. 

GALWAY: There's a fuel spill on the M6 Galway/ Dublin Rd eastbound about half a kilometre before J17 Athenry in the hard shoulder. Extreme caution is advised.

CORK: The N71 Inishannon/ Bandon Rd will remain closed until further notice at Ballylangley following a serious collision. Gardai are asking motorists travelling from Cork towards Bandon to divert at the Halfway R/A onto the Crossbarry Rd (R589) and then onto Bandon. Motorists travelling from West Cork towards Cork will also be diverted along this route in Bandon.

CORK: The Newcastle West Rd (R522) in Buttevant is closed between the N20 Cork/ Limerick Rd and New St until 4pm on Fri 24th April to facilitate works. Diversions will be in place.

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

GALWAY/ ROSCOMMON: A stop/ go system will operate on the N63 Turloughmore/ Roscommon Rd between Abbeyknockmoy and Horseleap Cross until Fri 3rd April. Expect delays.  

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.

MEATH: Works will operate on the N51 Delvin/ Drogheda Rd between Athboy and Navan until 5pm today.


CITY TRAFFIC

GALWAY: Slow inbound on Forster St, around Eyre Square and out Prospect Hill and Williamgate St.  

Major works are underway on Lough Atalia Rd. From Tues 7th April until Fri 29th May, Lough Atalia Rd will be closed from the Fairgreen Rd jct to the rear entrance of Ceannt Station. During this time, a one-way system will operate on Lough Atalia Rd, Fairgreen Rd and College Rd. Expect major delays as a result of these works.

CORK: Traffic is busy on Patrick St onto Merchants Quay which is busy itself.

Lane restrictions will be in place on Albert Quay West until Sun 12th April for works.

Lane restrictions will be in place at the MacCurtain St/ Summerhill/ Brian Boru St /Brian Boru Bridge jct from 8pm until 6am each night until Wed 1st April.

LIMERICK: Traffic is moving well in Limerick city.

A stop/ go system is in place on Upper Mallow St today (31st) until 7pm for works.

Temporary traffic lights are in place on Superquinn Rd until 8pm today (31st).

WATERFORD: Traffic is busy inbound on Parnell St and again from Reginalds Tower to Rice Bridge.

Motorists are advised to expect delays on Upr Grange Rd between the Inner Ring Rd R/A and St Otteran's until Thurs 2nd Apr for works.

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 approx Fri 10th Apr 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.

ROADWORKS

SLIGO: From 7:30pm, the Sligo Inner Relief Rd will close for works from Lord Edward St and Markievicz Rd until 7am Wed 1st April. Diversions will be in place.

CAVAN: A stop/go system will be in place on Cathedral Rd in Cavan Town at the Keadue Lane jct until Sun 5th April. Long delays are expected and road users are advised to use alternative routes.

CORK: Works are in place on the N22 Cork/ Killarney Rd at Dunisky between Crookstown and Macroom until Fri 10th Apr. The works will then be in place in Macroom Town itself until approx Fri 8th May. The final stage of the works will take place just north of Macroom until Fri 15th May. Delays are likely so allow additional time for your journey.

CORK: The N73 Mallow/ Mitchelstown Rd is closed for works until Fri 8th May, from Oliver’s Cross outside Mallow to the Kildorrery Rd R/A on the N73 Mitchelstown Relief Rd. Diversions are in place.

CORK: A stop/ go system will operate for works on the N72 Dungarvan/ Mallow Rd just outside Fermoy until approx. Wed 29th Apr. Motorists should expect 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.

KILDARE: The eastbound express lane on approach to the Toll Plaza on the M4 Dublin/ Sligo Rd will be closed until approx. Wed 8th Apr for works.

WICKLOW: Glencree Rd is closed at Glencree until approx. Fri 3rd Apr due to a partial bridge collapse. Diversions are in place.

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

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

LIMERICK: Temporary traffic lights will be in place on the Birdhill/ Nenagh Rd (R445) at Lisnagry towards Castleconnell until later today (31st).

LAOIS: The Templemore/ Abbeyleix Rd (R433) will be closed in Rathdowney at Mooreville until Tues 14th April for works. Diversions will be in place. Pedestrian access will be maintained.

ROSCOMMON: The Strokestown/ Elphin Rd (R368) will be closed until the end of April for works. Diversions will be in place via Ballygarden. HGVs will be diverted via Tulsk. Expect some delays as a result.

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

SLIGO: Works are ongoing on the N4 Dublin/ Sligo Rd at Hughes Bridge until July to widen the bridge. These works have been causing delays, particularly during rush hours so bear that in mind when planning your journey.

DONEGAL: Ashlawn Link Rd, opposite Letterkenny Institute of Technology, will be closed until Wed 1st Apr, from 8.30am to 5pm each day due to works.

DONEGAL: The N15 Lifford/ Sligo Rd will be closed between Lifford R/A and Scoil Náisiúnta Muire Gan Smál from Mon 30th March until Sat 4th of April. A traffic control system will be in place on the N15 between Lifford Roundabout and Coneyburrow from Sun 5th Apr until Fri 1st May due to works.

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.

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: The N65 Loughrea/ Borrisokane Rd will be closed just south of Portumna between the Birr Rd jct (R489) and the Cloghan Rd jct (R438) until Wed 1st Apr. Diversions will be signposted and local access will be maintained.

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: Temporary traffic lights will be in place on the Limerick/ Nenagh Rd (R445) at Gortnaskeghy, Ballywilliam from 7.30am until 7.30pm daily until Wed 1st April.

TIPPERARY: Works are in place on the Cahir/ Mitchelstown Rd (R639) at Glengarra Wood until Fri 17th Apr. 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 Apr.


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