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National Summary Report

Last Updated: 06/02/2016 11:15

*CITY TRAFFIC*

BELFAST: The A12 Westlink has fully reopened following three separate collisions which have now been cleared and delays have eased.

CORK: No further reports of large potholes causing problems on the Bishopstown Rd near the Bandon Rd R/A.

In the city centre, traffic is moving well at this stage. 

Works are taking place on Mulgrave Rd until approx Fri 26th Feb. The road is closed to inbound traffic and diversions are in place.

A stop/go system will be in place on the Carrigrohane Rd from 9am until 5pm today (6th) for works.

GALWAY: No major delays in Galway City.

Works will take place on Coolough Rd until approx. 31st July. Rolling lane closures and temporary traffic lights will be in place. Expect delays.

Works will take place on Bothar na dTreabh until approx. 31st May. Rolling lane closures will be in place and delays can be expected.

LIMERICK: No major delays to report for traffic in Limerick City.

Works take place on SCR between Lifford Ave and New St from 9:30am to 4:30pm daily until Fri 12th Feb. Delays are likely on SCR and New St.

WATERFORD: Traffic is moving well now in Waterford City. 

*ROAD CONDITIONS*

A status yellow wind warning has been issued from counties Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo valid from 2pm today until 9pm this evening. HIgh sided vehicles are especially vulnerable on open or exposed roads. Be particularly mindful of pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists. Keep both hands on the wheel at 10 o'clock and 2 o'clock.
Allow a large gap between you and other cars and give a wide berth to vulnerable road users; cyclists; motorcyclists and pedestrians.  Wind blown debris is likely to be a problem on secondary roads in particular.

It's a damp start to the day in most parts of the country so if you're driving on wet roads be sure to slow down and increase your braking distance.

Flooding remains an issue on a number of routes following heavy rainfall throughout December and January.

GALWAY: 
There is a minor diversion in place on the N18 Limerick/ Galway Rd at Labane due to flooding on the route.

SLIGO: Temporary traffic lights are in place on the Tubbercurry/ Boyle Rd (R294) outside Tubbercurry at Oghambaun and Quarryfield due to flooding.

ROSCOMMON: The Tulsk/ Ballintober Rd (R367) is closed on the Tulsk side of Castleplunket due to flooding.
*TRAVEL*

The Western Corridor line remains flooded between Ennis and Limerick. Bus transfers are in operation with a restricted service into and out of Sixmilebridge.

*EVENTS*

ANTRIM: Motorists should expect delays in Ballymena town centre today (6th) between approx 11am and 2pm due to a demonstration. Road closures may also be in operation and police will be on point duty.

ARMAGH: Armagh take on Laois in Division 2 of the FL at the Athletic Grounds today (6th). Throw-in is at 7pm. The 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.

MAYO: Mayo take on Dublin in Division 1 of the FL at McHale Park today (6th). Throw-in is at 7pm. The main entrance to McHale Park is located on Factory Rd/MacHale Rd, just off the N5/Dublin Rd in Castlebar.

CAVAN: Cavan take on Derry in Division 2 of the FL at Breffni Park today (6th). Throw-in 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.

CORK: The Clonakilty Waterfront Marathon takes place today (6th). The race begins at 9am from the Quality Hotel and will take in Inchydoney Island, Galley Head, Red Strand, Ardfield and Rathbarry. Clonakilty is located south of Cork City via the N71 Cork/ Skibbereen Rd. Delays can be expected around the town as a result.

GALWAY: The Galway International Rally takes place today (6th) and tomorrow (7th) on a number of local routes around East Galway. Until 6:30pm today, expect extra volumes on the N65 Portumna/ Loughrea Rd between Liscoyle and Killimor, the Eyrecourt/ Banagher Rd (R356) at Cappalune and the Portumna/ Laurencetown Rd (R355) at Knavagh as the rally passes through. From 7:45am until 5:30pm tomorrow, road closures will also be in place on the N66 Gort/ Loughrea Rd at Kilchreest and the Gort/ Portumna Rd (R353) at Bunnaglass to facilitate the event. Service areas be in operation in Portumna and Gort on Sun 7th Feb so expect delays through these towns as a result. Local road closures will also be in operation throughout the weekend and Gardai will be on point duty.

*ROADWORKS*

WEXFORD: A stop/ go system will be in place for works on the local Ballybrazil/ Dunmain Rd from 7:30am to 7pm daily from today (6th) until Mon 29th Feb.

WEXFORD: Works will take place on the N25 Wexford/ New Ross Rd at the New Ross Rd R/A from today (6th) until Mon 29th Feb.

WEXFORD: A stop/ go system will be in place for works on the Newbawn/ Glenroe Rd (R736) from today (6th) until Mon 29th Feb.

KERRY: Traffic is down to one lane on the N70 Iveragh Rd in Killorglin for works until further notice. Diversions will be in place.

CARLOW: A stop/go system is in place on the N80 Carlow/ Enniscorthy Rd outside Carlow at the Wexford Rd Business Park until April. 

CAVAN: A stop/ go system will be in place on the N3 Cavan/ Dublin Rd in Virginia at the Bailieborough Rd Jct (R178) until approx. 31st March between 9am and 6pm. Expect delays.

GALWAY: A stop/go system will be in place north of Tuam on the N83 Ballyhaunis Rd intermittently at Forty Acres until Feb to facilitate ongoing works.

GALWAY: Works are ongoing on the N84 Headford Rd south of Headford and it will be reduced to one lane between Ballynew and Clooneen for works until approx. June 2016. Expect delays.

GALWAY: Rolling road closures will be in place on School Rd, Castlegar between the N17 Tuam Rd and just after Castlegar National School until Fri 8th April. 

CORK: Temporary traffic lights on the N20 Cork/ Limerick Rd through Buttevant are in operation for ongoing works until Tues 16th Feb. Expect delays.

CORK: The Buttevant/ Kanturk Rd (R580) is closed for works until mid-February at Abbey View in Buttevant between the jcts of Main St and New St. Diversions are in place. 

CORK: The Rosscarbery/ Leap Rd (R597) is closed until further notice between Goleen Bridge and Poulgorm Bridge to facilitate emergency works. Diversions will be in place.

WEXFORD: A stop/go system will be in place on the Cloughbawn/ Gusserane Rd (R735) between Gusserane and Newbawn from 7:30am to 7pm daily until mid-February.

WEXFORD: A stop/ go system will be in place for works on the Dunmain/ Newbawn Rd (R735) from 7:30am to 7pm each day until approx. Mon 29th Feb.

TIPPERARY: A one-way system will be in operation on Church Rd in Nenagh between 8am and 6pm daily until mid-February.

TIPPERARY: A stop/ go system will be in place on the N24 Tipperary/ Limerick Rd at Bohercrowe Monday to Friday, until Fri 19th Feb between 7.30am and 6.30pm.

WATERFORD: A stop/ go system will be in place at Glasha on the Dungarvan/ Clonmel Rd (R671) between Ballymacarbry and Clonmel until Wed 10th Feb for works. Expect some delays.

WATERFORD: A stop/ go system is in place on Vee Rd (R668) at Ballyrafter as a result of flood damage to the road.

WATERFORD: Connolly Rd in Portlaw is closed between local Carrick Rd and the R/A at Talbot Terrace. This closure will be in place until works are completed. Diversions are in place.

CLARE: Carmody St will be closed for works between Kilrush Rd and O’Connell St until Fri 12th Feb. Diversions will be in place.

CLARE: Strand Line, Kilkee is closed between O’Connell St and Minister’s Place until Fri 11th March to facilitate works. To facilitate the works, traffic is one–way southbound on Erin St from its junction with Market St to O’Connell St.

WICKLOW: A stop/go system remains in place on the Rathdrum/ Woodenbridge Rd (R752) between Avoca and The Meetings for repair works until approx the end of April. The route is not currently suitable for HGV traffic, with diversions in place.

SLIGO: Works are taking place on the N17 Galway/ Sligo Rd between Ballynacarrow North and Cloonacurra until approx. August. Delays are likely.

SLIGO: Works take place on the N17 Sligo/ Galway Rd between Tubbercurry and Collooney until May. Delays are expected.

DONEGAL: Works are taking place on the N15 Ballybofey/ Donegal Rd outside Ballybofey until approx. June. Stop/go systems will be in place along the route and delays can be expected.


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