Roadworks/Closures


ROAD CLOSURE INFORMATION.

SECTION 75, ROADS ACT 1993 (Road Regulations 1994) NOTICE OF INTENTION

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 M8 motorway to through traffic between Junction 4 on the M8 and Junction 19 of the M7, during the period 1st July 2018 to 30th September 2018 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 single lane running on the M8 motorway to through traffic between Junction 4 of the M8 and Junction 19 on the M7, on both the M8 northbound carriageway and the M8 southbound carriageway during this period.

In addition, during this period there will also be traffic restrictions, including intermittent ramp closures and stop-and-go systems, in place at Junction 3 of the M8 and Junction 18 of the M7 to facilitate roadworks at slip-roads, roundabouts and regional roads passing through these junctions.

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 1st July- 30th September from 120kph to 60kph at the above motorway location. The road works speed limit is required to facilitate the above works.

Maps of the diversion routes will be available for inspection at www.laois.ie and Áras an Chontae, Portlaoise.

M7 M8 Roads Works Maps 2018-1

Any person wishing to object to the proposed roadworks / lane restrictions should do so in writing to the Administrative Officer, Roads Section, Laois County Council, Áras an Chontae, James Fintan Lalor Avenue, Portlaoise not later than 4.00 pm on Monday 18th June, 2018.

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SECTION 75, ROADS ACT 1993 (Road Regulations 1994) NOTICE OF INTENTION – Amendment

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 is intended to temporarily close the following roads in the vicinity of Raheen and Deerpark between 09.00a.m and 19.00 p.m. on 10th June, 2018. The closure is necessary to facilitate the Heartlands Rally for Laois Rally Sports Club. The following is a list of roads which are to be closed:-

Stage 1 L-6695-21, L-6695-0, L-2694-0, L26801-22, L-26801-0, L-2680-0, L-5677-19, L5677-11, L-5678-0, L-6691-9, L-6693-0, L-5675-0, L-5674-0

Stage 2  L-6114-0, L2110-29, L-2110-0, R-423-129, L-21101-0, L-21008-0, L-60982-0, L-6020-0, L-6019-0, L-2018-68

 

Also Main Street, Portlaoise will be closed to vehicles from 18:00pm to 21:00pm on Saturday 9th June 2018 from the Courthouse to junction with Church Avenue. There will be no access onto Main Street from any vehicular lanes.

The Laois Rally Sports Club will be erecting the appropriate signage and arranging manned points to divert traffic to the alternative route. Local access will be provided in emergencies.  A map indicating the routes to be closed and the alternative routes will be available for inspection at  www.laois.ie and Áras an Chontae, Portlaoise.  Participants of the rally will not be permitted to view the maps.

Any person wishing to object to the proposed road closure should do so in writing to the Administrative Officer, Roads Section, Laois County Council, not later than 4.00 pm on Tuesday 6th June 2018.

Heartlands Rally Route 2018

 

SECTION 75, ROADS ACT 1993 (Road Regulations 1994)  NOTICE OF INTENTION

 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 is intended to temporarily close Main Street, Portlaoise on Friday 22nd June 2018 from 12 noon. The street will remain closed until 07.00 a.m. on Monday 25th June, 2018. A section of Church Avenue will also be closed Saturday 23rd June & Sunday 24th June from 10am until approx. 7pm each day. These closures are necessary to accommodate The Old Fort Festival. Road diversions and signage will be in place during this time.

Any person wishing to object to the proposed road closure should do so in writing to the Administrative Officer, Roads Section, Laois County Council, not later than 4.00 pm on Wednesday, 6th June, 2018.

 

ROADWORKS INFORMATION

Our overall objective is to construct, maintain and improve public roads and motorways to cater for the ever increasing volume of traffic and to provide the necessary infrastructure to support economic and social development.

The other principal activity is the implementation of traffic management schemes, cycle and pedestrian facilities, road safety measures including the promotion of road safety awareness and the operation of the school warden service.

“Public Road” as defined by Section 11 of the Roads Act, 1993 is any road over which a public right of way exists and the responsibility for its maintenance rests with the roads authority”.

Roads are classified as follows:-

  • National Primary – major roads linking cities, principal ports, airports and large towns and declared to be a national road by the Minister for Environment and Local Government under the Roads Act, 1993.
  • Regional Roads – are declared to be regional roads by the Minister for Environment and Local Government and are important feeder routes to the national roads
  • Local Roads – includes all urban and rural other than national or regional roads.

 

Any current Roadworks are listed here:

ROADS PROGRAMME 2018

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Laois County Council under Section 75 of the Roads Act, 1993, intends to close the following roads to public traffic to allow for strengthening and/or surface dressing.
It is intended to close these roads for a period of 1-3 days between the 1st June and the 31st October 2018.
PORTLAOISE MUNICIPAL DISTRICT
Road Number Road Name / Location
L-3777-3     Cappanashannagh
L-3811-0     Heath
L-16566-0   Blackhills
L-6691-9     Roskelton
L-27763-0   Raheenduff
L-21133-0   Pallas
L-16525-0   Boley Lane
R-425-75     Cashel
L-6135-0     Straboe
L-2117-0     Kyletalesha
R-445-221  Clonkeen
R-426-27    Glenfield
L-81010-0   Hawthorn Drive

GRAIGUECULLEN/PORTARLINGTON MUNICIPAL DISTRICT
Road Number Road Name / Location
R419              Coolbanagher
R419              Ballykillane
R-420            Kilmullen
L- 7911         Killeshin
L-3976-114 Knockbeg – Shrule
L-7981-42    Ballynagarr – Killabban
L-7853-0      Luggacurran- Coolrusk
L-7950-0      Inch
L-3777-82    Ballinclough Lower
L-3933          Courtwood-Dunrally
L-3157-0      Lough Cross – Deerpark
L-3870           Ballylehane upper
R-428-19      Blackford
R-426-147    Knocklead
L-3818-0       Rathmore
L-3896-0       Ardateggle
L-38963         Ardateggle
R-422-0        Emo
L-3155           Emo
L-3960           Rahin
L-38173         Bush Cross

 

BORRIS-IN-OSSORY/MOUNTMELLICK MUNICIPAL DISTRICT

Road Number Road Name / Location
L-5552    Templequin Errill
L-5599    Donaghmore village to Raheen
L-5555    Glasha towards Ballybuggy
R-433      Rathdowney
L-5753    The Ballagh, Durrow
R-434      Moyne, Durrow
L-5070    Derrynaserra, Coolrain
L-5056    Rock Road, Borris-in-Ossory
L-5673    Shannon Road, Mountrath
R-445      Portlaoise Rd. Mountrath
L-2095    Mullaghanard Cross to Ballyfin road
R-422      Clonaslee to Rosenallis
L-20012 Coolagh, Clonaslee
R-421     Coolagh Cross towards County Bounds
L-6020   Campcloon, Ballyfin
L-5611    Grange More
R-422     Rosenallis
L-2097   Cloonagh to Drinagh
L-1077   Red Castle, Mountrath
L-2013    Meelick Drummond
L-2120    Acragar, Mountmellick
L-5511    Garraun (Garranmaconly)
L-5637    Tintore Ballacolla
L-5072    Badgerhill, Castletown
L-15342  Mount Oliver, Rathdowney
L-57531  Capponellan Lane, Durrow
L-5055    Kyle to Caher

 

 

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