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:
Temporary Road Closures – Various Locations – Watermains Maintenance
In accordance with the provisions of Section 75 of the Roads Act, 1993 and Article 12 of the Roads Regulations, 1994, Laois County Council having given the required notice has decided to temporarily close sections of public roads at various locations in Laois for durations of 1 to 4 days between Wednesday 17th June 2015 and Friday 17th June 2016, to facilitate essential maintenance of the water mains network.
List of affected roads: Road Closures – Watermains Maintenance
Local access will be maintained. Appropriate signage will be in place to divert traffic along alternative route(s).
Any inconvenience caused is regretted.
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 the following roads in the vicinity of The Heath and Derryguile between 08.00a.m and 18.00 p.m. on 11th June, 2017. 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:-
L-6136-1, L-2120-45, L-2115-0, L-6116-0, L-2117-0, L-6119-0, L-2120-0, L-21202-0, L-21332-0
L-3813-0, L-3813-0, L-78132-0, L-7820-0, L-7821-0, L-3818-0, L-38172-0, L-3817-25, L-7816-0, L-78151-0, L-7815-0
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 Wednesday 24th May, 2017.
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.
PORTLAOISE MUNICIPAL DISTRICT
Road Number Road Name and/or Townland Name
L-81010-0 Hawthorn Drive
GRAIGUECULLEN/PORTARLINGTON MUNICIPAL DISTRICT
Road Number Road Name / Location
R-430 Towlerton / Keeloge
L-3960 Rahin Cross – Fallaghmore
L-3817 Ballyduff Cross
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- 3818 Rathmore
L- 71502 Redline Cluarry to Heath
Borris in Ossory – Mountmellick Municipal District
Road Number Road Name and/or Townland Name
L-1514 Borris-In-Ossory link road to R435
L-5074 Newline Road
R-423 Borness Road
L-2013 Melick- Drummond
L-1598 Donaghmore to Castletown
R-433 Knackardagannon North to Erril
L-2009 Reary beg
IMPORTANT – Roadworks and Lane Closures – M7/M8 in August & September, 2017
For loads proposing to use the M7/M8 in August & September, 2017 please refer to above table for dates of works. NB – All vehicles over 3.25m in width will not be allowed through the works during these dates.