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Transportation Division

Office Hours

Monday to Friday 9.30 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.

The aim of the Transportation Division is to provide safe and efficient traffic movement within the city. This is achieved by traffic management plans, parking enforcement and provision of parking, public lighting and managing statutory procedures such as road closures, traffic diversions etc. The maintenance of the Public Lighting Programme is contracted to the ESB. The pay parking services section is responsible for management of the City Council’s off-street car parks and enforcement of parking bye-laws on the city’s streets. A system of disc parking is in place in the city centre streets. A new system for parking on-street utilising a mobile phone will be available to the public in from 18th May 2015. For further information on parking, please click here.

The Transportation Division co-ordinates the control and management of traffic, parking and street lighting within the city. This work includes the design, installation and maintenance of traffic signals, traffic signs and road markings. Traffic diversions and road closures are carried out to facilitate road works, the upgrading of underground utility services or the holding of special events such as races, carnivals, parades, etc.

A Cork Traffic Model (CTM) has been constructed to simulate the traffic patterns in the city. It was used to forecast the effect of the Jack Lynch Tunnel and to highlight traffic pattern changes as a result of this major road infrastructure. It is also being used to test new road schemes including the Blackpool By-Pass and the Ballincollig By-Pass. A major element of the modelling work will be the carrying out of feasibility studies on the various City Council transportation policies. Major studies being done include the analysis of the effect of reverting some of the city centre one-way systems to two-way, and a comprehensive review of the traffic situation in Bishopstown and the effect of the new green routes on the street network.

Parking is a major function of the Transportation Division and it is responsible for the control of on-street parking and off-street parking, the management of the two multi-storey car parks and Park & Ride. Disc Parking is the system of control on the streets and it is widely regarded as an efficient and flexible system with the added advantage of being 'environmental friendly' in that the amount of street furniture required is minimal. Cork City Council employs its own traffic wardens to enforce the parking regulations. Enforcement of the Disc Parking Bye-Laws and the Traffic Regulations is carried out by Traffic Wardens.

Parking in Cork City

Cork City Council operates a Disc Parking system of Payment for parking in Cork City Centre. Cars parked in a Disc Parking area (as indicated by on street parking signs and information plates) must display a valid parking disc. The Parking limit in each area will be identified by the normal parking sign – the letter ‘P’ in a circle and an information plate showing the time allocated in the area. The leaflet below contains information about parking in Cork City. If you have any further queries please contact the Administrative Officer, Traffic Division, City Hall, Cork.

Road Closures and Diversions

Cork City Council Transportation Division

Road Closures and Diversions

Issue date Friday 17th November 2017

Ongoing Works

  • Henry Street: Road closure eastbound currently in place to facilitate footpath works as part of the City Centre Public Transport Improvement Scheme (MGOS), diversion in place
  • Henry Street: Footpath & parking restrictions in place to facilitate kerb re-alignment as part of the City Centre Public Transport Improvement Scheme (MGOS), no impact on local traffic
  • Sheare's Street: Parking restrictions currently in place to facilitate footpath replacement as part of the City Centre Public Transport Improvement Scheme (MGOS).
  • Grattan Street: Full closure northbound currently in place from the junction of Sheare’s Street to the junction of Peters Street to facilitate re-construction work as part of the City Centre Public Transport Improvement Scheme (MGOS), diversions in place - please see www.transportforcorkcity.ie
  • Smith Street: Full closure currently in place from the junction of Phoenix Street to the junction of South Mall  to facilitate the redevelopment of No.85 South Mall (PJ Hegarty Construction)  – ** this closure will remain in place until October 2018 **
  • Ballyhooly Road: Stop/Go in operation from 0930hrs – 1800hrs from the junction of Gordon’s Hill to the junction of the North Ring Road to facilitate the Ballyvolane to City Centre Cycle Route Scheme (MGOS), delays expected - ** this will remain in place until December 2017 **
  • North Monastery Road: Lane restriction currently in operation to facilitate works as part of the Gerald Griffin Street Housing Enabling Works Scheme (BAM)

Upcoming Works:

Friday 17th November 2017

  • The Marina: Full closure in place from 0930hrs – 1600hrs from the junction of Link Road to the junction of Church Avenue to facilitate tree pruning (Parks Dept, CCC)
  • Albert Quay East: Lane restriction in operation from 1900hrs – 0800hrs to facilitate concrete pour for Navigation Square Development (BAM)

Saturday 18th November 2017

  • The Marina: Full closure in place from 0930hrs – 1600hrs from the junction of Link Road to the junction of Church Avenue to facilitate tree pruning (Parks Dept, CCC)
  • Penrose Quay: Lane restriction in operation from 0700hrs – 1100hrs to facilitate traffic pole replacement (Traffic Dept, CCC)

 

Sunday 19th November 2017

  • South City Link: Lane restriction outbound in place from 0900hrs – 12 noon from the junction of Elysian to the junction of Boreenmanna Road to facilitate tree pruning (Parks Dept, CCC)

Turning on of Christmas Lights:

The following road closures will be put in place to facilitate the event:

  • St. Patricks Street – Full closure in place northbound from Washington Street from 1200 noon – 2200hrs

  • St. Patricks Street southbound will be closed from the junction of Merchants Quay to the jct of Academy Street from 1200 noon – 2200hrs

  • Academy Street (incl St. Patrick's Southbound from this jct) will be closed from 1800hrs -2030hrs

The following lane restrictions will be in place during the day: Merchants Quay, Grand Parade, Washington Street

**Please note that parking restrictions will be implemented on St. Patricks Street from 1800hrs on Saturday 18th November to facilitate the event**

Monday 20th November 2017

  • Sheare's Street: Lane restriction in operation from 0930hrs this morning to facilitate road resurfacing as part of the City Centre Public Transport Improvement Scheme (MGOS), traffic will be maintained
  • Sheare's Street: Full closure in operation from 1900hrs - 0600hrs from the junction of Prospect Row to the junction of Grattan Street to facilitate road resurfacing as part of the City Centre Public Transport Improvement Scheme (MGOS), local diversion in place

**Please note that Woods Street, Moore Street & Anne Street will be closed from 1900hrs – 0600hrs to facilitate the above works**

  • Anne Street: Full closure in place from 0930hrs this morning to facilitate footpath construction as part of the City Centre Public Transport Improvement Scheme (MGOS)
  • Abbey Street: Full closure in place from 0930hrs – 1900hrs from the junction of Evergreen Street to the junction of Dunbar Street to facilitate footpath renewal works (Lagan Asphalt), diversion in place
  • Parnell Place: Lane restriction in operation from 1900hrs – 0600hrs to facilitate the installation of the tower crane into the redevelopment of Beasly Street Hotel (JJ Rhatigan)

**Please note that there will be a lane restriction in operation on South Mall and also Parnell Bridge to facilitate this work**

  • Beasly Street: Full closure in place from 1100hrs – 1700hrs to facilitate survey of Beasly Street Hotel facade (Rhatigan)
  • Grand Parade: Stop/Go in place from 1930hrs – 0600hrs to facilitate replacement of pedestrian crossings (Lagan Asphalt), expect delays

**Please note that Grand Parade northbound from the junction of Parliament Street will be closed from 2330hrs – 0600hrs to facilitate the above work, diversion in place and lane restriction in operation on Washington Street inbound**

**Lights will be out of operation from 2330hrs – 0600hrs at the Singers Corner (Washington Street junction) to facilitate this work**

  • Commons Road (N20): Lane restriction outbound in place from 2000hrs – 0600hrs to facilitate road resurfacing (Lagan Asphalt), expect delays
  • Lower Glanmire Road: Stop/Go in operation from 0930hrs – 1530hrs near the junction of Water Street to facilitate drainage repair (Drainage Dept, CCC), expect delays
  • Old Blackrock Road: Full closure in place from 1930hrs – 2330hrs from the junction of Rockboro Road to the junction of Victoria Avenue to facilitate sluice valve replacement outside Sorrenta Villas (Ryca)

Tuesday 21st November 2017

  • Sheare's Street: Lane restriction currently in operation to facilitate road resurfacing as part of the City Centre Public Transport Improvement Scheme (MGOS), traffic will be maintained
  • Sheare's Street: Full closure in operation from 1900hrs - 0600hrs from the junction of Prospect Row to the junction of Grattan Street to facilitate road resurfacing as part of the City Centre Public Transport Improvement Scheme (MGOS), local diversion in place

**Please note that Woods Street, Moore Street & Anne Street will be closed from 1900hrs – 0600hrs to facilitate the above works**

  • Anne Street: Full closure currently in place to facilitate footpath construction as part of the City Centre Public Transport Improvement Scheme (MGOS)
  • Abbey Street: Full closure in place from 0930hrs – 1900hrs from the junction of Evergreen Street to the junction of Dunbar Street to facilitate footpath renewal works (Lagan Asphalt), diversion in place
  • Parnell Place: Lane restriction in operation from 1900hrs – 0600hrs to facilitate the installation of the tower crane into the redevelopment of Beasly Street Hotel (JJ Rhatigan)

**Please note that there will be a lane restriction in operation on South Mall and also Parnell Bridge to facilitate this work**

  • Beasly Street: Full closure in place from 1100hrs – 1700hrs to facilitate survey of Beasly Street Hotel facade (Rhatigan)
  • Grand Parade: Stop/Go in place from 1930hrs – 0600hrs to facilitate replacement of pedestrian crossings (Lagan Asphalt), expect delays

**Please note that Grand Parade northbound from the junction of Parliament Street will be closed from 2330hrs – 0600hrs to facilitate the above work, diversion in place and lane restriction in operation on Washington Street inbound**

**Lights will be out of operation from 2330hrs – 0600hrs at the Singers Corner (Washington Street junction) to facilitate this work**

  • Washington Street: Lane restriction outbound in operation from 2330hrs – 0600hrs to facilitate manhole cover repair (Ryca)
  • Commons Road (N20): Lane restriction outbound in place from 2000hrs – 0600hrs to facilitate road resurfacing (Lagan Asphalt), expect delays
  • Lower Glanmire Road: Stop/Go in operation from 0930hrs – 1530hrs near the junction of Water Street to facilitate drainage repair (Drainage Dept, CCC), expect delays
  • Model Farm Road: Stop/Go in place from 1930hrs – 2330hrs at the junction with Farranlea Road (Rendezvous Bar) to facilitate gas works (BBCLG on behalf of GNI), expect delays

Wednesday 22nd November 2017

  • Sheare's Street: Lane restriction currently in operation to facilitate road resurfacing as part of the City Centre Public Transport Improvement Scheme (MGOS), traffic will be maintained
  • Sheare's Street: Full closure in operation from 1900hrs - 0600hrs from the junction of Prospect Row to the junction of Grattan Street to facilitate road resurfacing as part of the City Centre Public Transport Improvement Scheme (MGOS), local diversion in place

**Please note that Woods Street, Moore Street & Anne Street will be closed from 1900hrs – 0600hrs to facilitate the above works**

  • Anne Street: Full closure currently in place to facilitate footpath construction as part of the City Centre Public Transport Improvement Scheme (MGOS)
  • Beasly Street: Full closure in place from 1100hrs – 1700hrs to facilitate survey of Beasly Street Hotel facade (Rhatigan)
  • Grand Parade: Stop/Go in place from 1930hrs – 0600hrs to facilitate replacement of pedestrian crossings (Lagan Asphalt), expect delays
  • Lower Glanmire Road: Stop/Go in operation from 0930hrs – 1530hrs near the junction of Water Street to facilitate drainage repair (Drainage Dept, CCC), expect delays
  • Summerhill South: Lane restriction in operation from 0930hrs – 1900hrs to facilitate footpath renewal works (Lagan Asphalt), expect delays

Thursday 23rd November 2017

  • Sheare's Street: Lane restriction currently in operation to facilitate road resurfacing as part of the City Centre Public Transport Improvement Scheme (MGOS), traffic will be maintained
  • Sheare's Street: Full closure in operation from 2100hrs - 0600hrs from the junction of Prospect Row to the junction of Grattan Street to facilitate road resurfacing as part of the City Centre Public Transport Improvement Scheme (MGOS), local diversion in place

**Please note that Woods Street, Moore Street & Anne Street will be closed from 1900hrs – 0600hrs to facilitate the above works**

  • Anne Street: Full closure currently in place to facilitate footpath construction as part of the City Centre Public Transport Improvement Scheme (MGOS)
  • Beasly Street: Full closure in place from 1100hrs – 1700hrs to facilitate survey of Beasly Street Hotel facade (Rhatigan)
  • Tuckey Street: Full closure in place from 0500hrs – 0700hrs to facailaitet the installation of Christmas lights (Sean Ahern Electrical)
  • Lower Glanmire Road: Stop/Go in operation from 0930hrs – 1530hrs near the junction of Water Street to facilitate drainage repair (Drainage Dept, CCC), expect delays
  • Summerhill South: Lane restriction in operation from 0930hrs – 1900hrs to facilitate footpath renewal works (Lagan Asphalt), expect delays

Friday 24th November 2017

  • Sheare's Street: Lane restriction currently in operation to facilitate road resurfacing as part of the City Centre Public Transport Improvement Scheme (MGOS), traffic will be maintained
  • Sheare's Street: Full closure in operation from 2100hrs - 0600hrs from the junction of Prospect Row to the junction of Grattan Street to facilitate road resurfacing as part of the City Centre Public Transport Improvement Scheme (MGOS), local diversion in place

**Please note that Woods Street, Moore Street & Anne Street will be closed from 1900hrs – 0600hrs to facilitate the above works**

  • Anne Street: Full closure currently in place until 1800hrs this evening to facilitate footpath construction as part of the City Centre Public Transport Improvement Scheme (MGOS)
  • Beasly Street: Full closure in place from 1100hrs – 1700hrs to facilitate survey of Beasly Street Hotel facade (Rhatigan)
  • Lancaster Quay: Bus lane closure in place from 0700hrs – 1600hrs to facilitate concrete pour at
  • Ziggurat Apartments Development (BAM)
  • Lower Glanmire Road: Stop/Go in operation from 0930hrs – 1530hrs near the junction of Water Street to facilitate drainage repair (Drainage Dept, CCC), expect delays
  • Summerhill South: Lane restriction in operation from 0930hrs – 1900hrs to facilitate footpath renewal works (Lagan Asphalt), expect delays

 

Upcoming Events:

  • Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd December 2017

  • Friday 8th  to Sunday 10th December 2017

  • Friday 15th  to Sunday 17th December 2017

  • Wednesday 20th to Friday 22nd December 2017

http://corkchristmascelebration.ie/whats-on/christmas-on-the-grand-parade/

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Cork City Council thanks you for your co-operation and apologises for the disruption that may be caused by these works. Please find all these closures and other information on Cork City Councils Website www.corkcity.ie/roadclosures

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