Temporary Closing of Roads
Notice of Intention
Roads Act 1993
Kildare County Council, acting on behalf of Kilkenny County Council under a Section 85 Agreement (Local Government Act 2001), hereby gives notice, in accordance with Section 75 of the Roads Act 1993, that it proposes to close the road described as follows:
Road to be Closed: The N78 between Athy and Castlecomer at Castlecomer Bridge, Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny.
Date of Closure: For a period of three nights from Monday, 15 November 2021 to Wednesday, 17 November 2021.
Hours of Closure: 20:00 hrs to 06:00 hrs.
This closure is required to facilitate the installation of a pedestrian footbridge on the N78 at Castlecomer Bridge, Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny.
Diversion Routes: Athy to Castlecomer:
At N78, Newtown Cross divert from the N78 right onto the R430 towards The Swan, Co Laois. Travel for approximately 4.8km. Turn left onto the R426 in The Swan, Co Laois and travel towards Castlecomer for approximately 10.8km. Arrive at ‘Diversion End’ at The Square, Castlecomer, Co Kilkenny.
Castlecomer to Athy:
At The Square, Castlecomer divert left onto the R426 towards The Swan, Co Laois. Travel for approximately 10.8km to the junction of the R426/R430 in The Swan, Co Laois. Turn right onto the R430 and travel for approximately 4.8km to the junction of the R430/N78 at Newtown Cross. Diversion Ends.
There will be no through traffic across Castlecomer Bridge during this period, however local access will be maintained on public roads adjacent to the bridge at all times.
Pedestrian access across Castlecomer Bridge will not be maintained for the duration of the closure.
Any objections/submissions should be lodged in writing to
Senior Executive Officer
Roads, Transportation and Public Safety
Kildare County Council, Áras Chill Dara,
Devoy Park, Naas, Co. Kildare.
e-mailed to email@example.com
by or before 5:00 p.m. on Friday, 29 October 2021.