M7/M8 Motorway – Proposed Roadworks / Lane Restrictions


In accordance with the provisions of Section 75 of the above Act and Article 12 of the Roads Regulations, 1994, Laois County Council hereby serves notice that it proposes to place lane restrictions on the M7 motorway to through traffic between Junction 18 and Junction 19 of the M7, during the period 24th July 2017 to 31st October 2017 to facilitate mainline pavement repair works. A Traffic Management Plan will be in operation.
The works will be undertaken utilising a phased approach and diversions for wide loads, with diverted wide load traffic directed to follow signage along an alternative route. Single lane running will be provided and the motorway will remain open at all time to all vehicles except for wide loads.
Laois County Council hereby serves notice that it proposes to provide a single lane running on the M7 motorway to through traffic between Junction 18 and Junction 19 on the M7 eastbound carriageway and the M7 westbound carriageway during this period.

Under Section 10 of the Road Works Speed Limit Road Traffic Act 2004, it is the intention of Laois County Council to impose a temporary road works speed limit from 24th July 2017 – 31st October 2017 reducing speed from 120kph to 60kph at the above location. The road works speed limit is required to facilitate the above works.
Maps of the diversion routes are available for inspection at www.laois.ie and Áras an Chontae, Portlaoise.

Eastbound Diversion

Westbound Diversion

Any person wishing to object to the proposed roadworks / lane restrictions should do so in writing to the Senior Engineer, Roads Section, Laois County Council, Áras an Chontae, James Fintan Lalor Avenue, Portlaoise not later than 4.00 pm on Monday 10th July, 2017.