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National Summary Report

Last Updated: 31/01/2015 23:00

ROAD CONDITIONS

Met Eireann has issued a status yellow snow and ice warning for Donegal, Leitrim and Sligo until 9am Sunday 1st February. It will be cold and icy with some snow showers in places and accumulations of 1 to 3 cm. Allow yourself extra time to complete your journey and remember stopping distances are ten times longer in ice and snow.

ROSCOMMON: Gardai say there are very icy road conditions around Roscommon town. Black ice is also a problem in north Roscommon.

MAIN TRAFFIC

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/ GALWAY: A stop/go system is in place on the N65 Lehinch/ Portumna Rd approaching Portumna Bridge to facilitate on going works. Expect delays.

SLIGO: Works will take place on the N59 Sligo/ Westport Rd in Ballysadare from early Feb until late May.


CITY TRAFFIC

CORK: There are no major delays to report in the city centre.

Donovan's Rd will be closed on Sun 1st Feb between 9am and 3pm for tree pruning. Access to Connaught Ave will be restricted. Diversions will be in place.

GALWAY: Traffic is moving well in the city centre.

LIMERICK: There are no major problems for traffic in the city centre.

WATERFORD: Traffic is moving well in Waterford City Centre.

Keep in mind, works are taking place on Merchant's Quay until mid March.Traffic is down to one lane eastbound for the duration of the works. After completion, traffic will remain down to one lane eastbound due to the installation of cycle and bus lanes.

EVENTS

GALWAY: Galway take on Meath at Pearse Stadium, Galway in Division 2 of the NFL on Sun 1st Feb. Throw in is at 2pm. Pearse Stadium is located on Market St in Galway City. Extra traffic can be expected in the city before and after the event.

KERRY: Kerry play Mayo at Fitzgerald Stadium, Killarney in Division 1 of the NFL on Sun 1st Feb. Throw in is at 2pm. Fitzgerald Stadium is located just outside Killarney, at the top of Lewis Rd. Expect extra traffic in Killarney before and after the event.

WESTMEATH:
Westmeath play Laois at Cusack Park in Division 2 of the NFL on Sun 1st Feb. Throw in is at 2pm. The main entrance to Cusack Park is on Francis St in the centre of Ennis town. The stadium is not far from the N85/Lahinch Rd and the M18/N18 Gort/Limerick Rd. Extra traffic can be expected in the town before and after the match.

ROSCOMMON: Roscommon play Cavan in Kiltoom in Division 2 of the NFL on Sun 1st Feb. Throw in is at 2pm. Kiltoom is located off the N61 Boyle Athlone Rd between Ballybay and Moyvannan. Expect extra traffic in the area before and after the match.

CORK: Cork take on Dublin in the football league Division 1 at Pairc Ui Rinn on Sunday 1st February at 2pm. Delays can be expected in the surrounding area as a result. Páirc Uí Rinn is located on the Boreenmanna Rd, just off the South Link Rd.

KILDARE: Racing takes place at Punchestown Racecourse in Co Kildare on Sunday 1st February. The first race is at 1.40pm and the last is at 4.40pm. Punchestown Racecourse is located off the Naas/Ballymore Eustace Rd (R411). Expect extra traffic in the area surrounding the racecourse.

ROADWORKS

CORK: The Bailick Rd in Midleton is closed between the Riverside Park jct to the jct with Dark Rd until 8pm on Sun 1st Feb for works. Diversions will be in place.

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

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.

CAVAN: Works will take place at the Ballinagh Rd/ Dublin Rd jct in Cavan Town until Sun 1st Feb. Long delays are expected and motorists are advised to use alternative routes.

CORK: Curraghgrane Beg Bridge in Ring is closed until 6pm Fri 20th Feb for works. Diversions are in place.

CLARE: The N67 Kilkee/ Ennistymon Rd is closed between Doonbeg and Quilty until Fri 27th Feb and diversions are in place via Cree.

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.

LAOIS: Church St in Rathdowney is closed until Fri 13th March due to works.

LAOIS: The N77 Kilkenny Rd in Durrow is closed at Carrigan St until midnight on Fri 13th March. Diversions are in place.

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.

KILKENNY:Works are in place on the Waterford Rd (R910) in Kilkenny from Nuncio Rd to the Kells Rd Jct from 8am to 4:30pm each day until Fri 13th Feb. Expect delays.

WICKLOW: Ferndale Rd is closed at the jct with Old Connaught Ave and Thornhill Rd until Fri 27th March for works. A diversion route will be signposted.

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.


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