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Temp. Road Closure – Notice of Intention – N78 Athy

Temporary Closing of Roads

Notice of Intention

Roads Act, 1993

Roads Regulations, 1994

Kildare County Council gives notice in accordance with Section 75 of the Roads Act, 1993 and the Roads Regulations, 1994 that it intends to close the following road periodically during the period commencing Thursday, 1 October 2020 to Saturday, 31 October 2020 to facilitate maintenance of the road network.


Road to be Closed


(Junction with)


(Junction with)


Duration of Closure (at any one time)





Laois County Bounds

5 days

Alternative Routes:       VIA;   1. – N80; R428

                                                2. – R428; N80

Northbound traffic travelling to Athy on the N78 will be diverted along the N80 Simmon’s Cross Road northwards to Stradbally to its junctions with the R428, turn right and travel east to Athy.

Southbound traffic travelling through Athy on the N78 will be diverted at Woodstock Street, Athy turning right on to the R428 to Stradbally, turn left in Stradbally onto the N80 to Simmon’s Cross Road and re-join the N78. 

Diversionary routes will be clearly signposted, as agreed with the Council and An Garda Síochána. Emergency access and restricted local access will be maintained.

Any objections/observations should be lodged in writing to the Senior Executive Officer, Roads, Transportation & Public Safety, Kildare County Council, Áras Chill Dara, Devoy Park, Naas, Co. Kildare or by e-mail to on or before 5:00 p.m. on Monday, 14 September 2020.

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