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 2017

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 18th May and the 03rd November, 2017. Please note: Access for residents will be accommodated where possible. Diversions will be clearly signposted.

Road Number Road Name and/or Townland Name
R-430-198     Spink
L-81010-0      Hawthorn Drive
R-427               Pass
L-5678-0         Roskelton
L-16523-0      Shanahoe
L-21133-0      Pallas
L-77951-0      Aghnacross
L-81970          Maryborough
L-6135-0        Straboe
R-425-75        Cashel
L-6140-0        Ballydavis
L-2680-0        Raheen
L-6138-0        Ratheven

Road Number     Road Name / Location
R-430                Towlerton / Keeloge
L-3960              Rahin Cross – Fallaghmore
L-3817              Ballyduff Cross
L-39301            Bellgrove
L- 3870             Ballylehane Upper
L-39761            Dunbrin – Whitebog
L- 7680             Slatt Cross Road – Doonane
L- 3813             Ballycarroll
L- 7893            Strand Bridge – Towlerton
L- 38991          Garrendenny Lane
R-431               Mayo to Crettyard
L-3899             Kilgorey
L-7895/L-38962 Coornariska
L- 3818             Rathmore
R-419                Coolbanagher
L- 71502           Redline Cluarry to Heath
L-3976              Dunbrin
L-3976-21       Kilmoroney
L-7160              Emo
L-7911              Killeshin

Borris in Ossory – Mountmellick Municipal District
Road Number Road Name and/or Townland Name
L-1077             Redcastle
L-1514             Borris-In-Ossory link road to R435
L-5074             Newline Road
L-1059             Winsor
L-2120             Acragar
R-423               Borness Road
L-2095             Clonaheen
L-2013             Melick- Drummond
L-1632             Tooreagh
L-1598             Donaghmore to Castletown
R-433               Knackardagannon North to Erril
L-15363          Lismurragh
L-5595             Middlemount
L-5754             Tubberboe
L-2009             Reary beg





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 of its decision to temporarily close the N80 Mountmellick to N52 Tullamore. Works will be on the N80 Graigue to Forest Upper, Co. Laois for a distance of 3.4km.

The diversion route is via R423 & R420.

These works are scheduled to take place from Monday, 09/10/17 from 07:00 and Friday, 10/11/2017 until 18:00.

Access for residents will be accommodated where possible. Diversions will be clearly signposted. A map of the diversion route is available for inspection at and Áras an Chontae, Portlaoise.

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