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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 14th July 2017

 

Ongoing Works

Henry Street: Footpath & parking restrictions in place from 0800hrs – 1800hrs to facilitate kerb re-alignment as part of the City Centre Public Transport Improvement Scheme (MGOS), no impact on local traffic 

****Castle Street: Please be advised that reversal of traffic flow occurred on Friday 9th June 2017 and will remain in place permanently i.e. traffic can access Castle Street from North Main Street only as part of the of the Cork City Transport Improvement Scheme – see  

www.transportforcorkcity.ie for more information. 

****St. Patrick Street: Full closure northbound currently in place to facilitate construction work as part of the City Centre Public Transport Improvement Scheme (MGOS), diversions in place - please see www.transportforcorkcity.ie – **this will remain in place until Sept 2017** 

Mahon Busgate: Project involving realignment of kerb-lines, new street lighting and busgate into Mahon Point Shopping Centre ongoing until July 2017 

Glenthorn Drive:  Give/Take in operation from 0800hrs – 1800hrs to facilitate installation of ESB ducting (ESB Networks) 

Curraheen Road: Road closure currently in place from the junction of Curraheen Lawn to facilitate replacement of Curraheen Bridge. Diversions in place – this closure will remain in place until Sunday 27th August 2017. 

Horgan’s Quay: Bus Lane closure currently in place to facilitate the construction of a new entrance for Kent Station (Murphy International) 

Upcoming Works:  

Saturday 15th July 2017 

Eglinton Street: Lane closure in place from 0500hrs – 0700hrs to facilitate window cleaning of Webworks Building (Emerald Facility Services) 

Mardyke Walk: Full closure in place from 0800hrs this morning to facilitate Laya Healthcare’s City Spectacular in Fitzgerald’s Park (Emergent Events Ltd. 

Convent Road: Full closure in place from 0930hrs – 1700hrs from the junction of Rope Walk to the junction of Pier Head to facilitate watermain repair (Water Dept, CCC), local diversion in place 

Sunday 16th July 2017 

Mardyke Walk: Full closure in place today until 2100hrs this evening to facilitate Laya Healthcare’s City Spectacular in Fitzgerald’s Park (Emergent Events Ltd.)

Monday 17th July 2017

Drawbridge Street/Perry Street: Full closure in place this morning from 0930hrs to facilitate construction work as part of the City Centre Public Transport Improvement Scheme (MGOS), local diversion in place – this closure will remain in place until Friday 11th August 2017.

Devonshire Street West: Full closure in place this morning from 0930hrs from the junction of Henry Street to the junction of Bachelors Quay to facilitate construction work as part of the City Centre Public Transport Improvement Scheme (MGOS)

Lavitts Quay: Lane restriction in operation eastbound from 1100hrs – 1500hrs to facilitate loop cutting (Traffic Dept, CCC)

North Monastery Road: Give/Take in place from 0930hrs – 1700hrs to facilitate drainage repair (Drainage Dept, CCC)

Old Youghal Road: Stop/Go in place from 0930hrs – 1600hrs between the jct of Mayfield Business Park and Tinkers Cross to facilitate chamber construction (Virgin Media Ireland)

Boherboy Road: Westbound closure in place from 0930hrs – 2000hrs from the junction of Lotabeg Estate to facilitate road resurfacing (Lagan Asphalt), local diversion in place. 

Briars Court: Give/Take in operation from 1100hrs – 1900hrs to facilitate permanent road reinstatement as part of the Cork City Pressure Management & District Metering Contract (Cully Automation Ltd.) 

Blarney Street: Lane restriction in operation from 1100hrs – 1900hrs to facilitate permanent road reinstatement as part of the Cork City Pressure Management & District Metering Contract (Cully Automation Ltd.) 

Blairs Hill: Give/Take in operation from 0930hrs – 1800hrs to facilitate permanent road reinstatement as part of the Cork City Pressure Management & District Metering Contract (Cully Automation Ltd.) 

Glasheen Road: Stop/Go in operation from 0930hrs – 1600hrs between the junction of Coolgarten Park and the junction Glasheen Park to facilitate duct installation (Virgin Media Ireland) 

Magazine Road: Stop/Go in operation from 0930hrs – 1600hrs between the junction of Highfield West and the junction of Coolgarten Park to facilitate duct installation (Virgin Media Ireland) 

Deanwood Place: Give/Take in operation from 0800hrs – 1800hrs to facilitate duct installation & chamber construction (Virgin Media Ireland) 

Tuesday 18th July 2017

Drawbridge Street/Perry Street: Full closure currently in place to facilitate construction work as part of the City Centre Public Transport Improvement Scheme (MGOS), local diversion in place – this closure will remain in place until Friday 11th August 2017.

Devonshire Street West: Full closure currently in place from the junction of Henry Street to the junction of Bachelors Quay to facilitate construction work as part of the City Centre Public Transport Improvement Scheme (MGOS)

St. Patrick’s Quay: Lane restriction in operation from 0500hrs – 0900hrs from the junction of Harley Street to the junction of Bridge Street to facilitate bedding & planting (Parks Dept, CCC) 

North Monastery Road: Give/Take in place from 0930hrs – 1700hrs to facilitate drainage repair (Drainage Dept, CCC) 

Old Youghal Road: Stop/Go in place from 0930hrs – 1600hrs between the jct of Mayfield Business Park and Tinkers Cross to facilitate chamber construction (Virgin Media Ireland)

Boherboy Road: Westbound closure in place from 0930hrs – 2000hrs from the junction of Lotabeg Estate to facilitate road resurfacing (Lagan Asphalt), local diversion in place

Strawberry Hill: Road closure in place from 0930hrs – 2000hrs from the junction of Convent Road to the junction of Blarney Road to facilitate permanent road reinstatement as part of the Cork City Pressure Management & District Metering Contract (Cully Automation Ltd.)

Shanakiel Road: Stop/Go in operation from 1930hrs – 2300hrs to facilitate permanent road reinstatement as part of the Cork City Pressure Management & District Metering Contract (Cully Automation Ltd.)

Glasheen Road: Stop/Go in operation from 0930hrs – 1600hrs between the junction of Coolgarten Park and the junction Glasheen Park to facilitate duct installation (Virgin Media Ireland)

Magazine Road: Stop/Go in operation from 0930hrs – 1600hrs between the junction of Highfield West and the junction of Coolgarten Park to facilitate duct installation (Virgin Media Ireland)

Deanwood Place: Give/Take in operation from 0800hrs – 1800hrs to facilitate duct installation & chamber construction (Virgin Media Ireland)

Croaghta Park: Stop/Go in place from 0930hrs – 1600hrs to facilitate gas main installation work (BBCLG on behalf of GNI)

Douglas Road/Ballinlough Road Jct: Lights out of operation from 0930hrs – 1530hrs to facilitate traffic signal replacement, marshalls in place (Traffic Dept, CCC)

Centre Park Road: Give/Take in operation from 0930hrs – 1600hrs from the junction of the Marina to the jct of the Link Road to facilitate tree pruning (Treepro on behalf of Parks Dept, CCC)

Wednesday 19th July 2017

Drawbridge Street/Perry Street: Full closure currently in place to facilitate construction work as part of the City Centre Public Transport Improvement Scheme (MGOS), local diversion in place – this closure will remain in place until Friday 11th August 2017. 

Devonshire Street West: Full closure currently in place from the junction of Henry Street to the junction of Bachelors Quay to facilitate construction work as part of the City Centre Public Transport Improvement Scheme (MGOS)

Camden Quay: Lane restriction in operation from 1930hrs – 0600hrs to facilitate site investigation works for the Lower Lee Flood Relief Scheme (Priority Geotech)

North Monastery Road: Give/Take in place from 0930hrs – 1700hrs to facilitate drainage repair (Drainage Dept, CCC)

Old Youghal Road: Stop/Go in place from 0930hrs – 1600hrs between the jct of Mayfield Business Park and Tinkers Cross to facilitate chamber construction (Virgin Media Ireland)

Boherboy Road: Westbound closure in place from 0930hrs – 2000hrs from the junction of Lotabeg Estate to facilitate road resurfacing (Lagan Asphalt), local diversion in place

North Ring Road: Stop/Go in operation from 1930hrs – 0600hrs from the junction of Lagan Grove to the junction of Glencree Crescent to facilitate tree pruning (Parks Dept, CCC)

St. Lukes Cross: Stop/Go in operation from 1930hrs – 2300hrs to facilitate permanent road reinstatement as part of the Cork City Pressure Management & District Metering Contract (Cully Automation Ltd.)

Military Hill: Lane restriction in operation from 0930hrs – 2000hrs to facilitate permanent road reinstatement as part of the Cork City Pressure Management & District Metering Contract (Cully Automation Ltd.)

Lovers Walk: Stop/Go in operation from 0930hrs – 2000hrs to facilitate permanent road reinstatement as part of the Cork City Pressure Management & District Metering Contract (Cully Automation Ltd.) 

Deanwood Place: Give/Take in operation from 0800hrs – 1800hrs to facilitate duct installation & chamber construction (Virgin Media Ireland) 

Centre Park Road: Give/Take in operation from 0930hrs – 1600hrs from the junction of the Marina to the jct of the Link Road to facilitate tree pruning (Treepro on behalf of Parks Dept, CCC) 

Thursday 20th July 2017

Drawbridge Street/Perry Street: Full closure currently in place to facilitate construction work as part of the City Centre Public Transport Improvement Scheme (MGOS), local diversion in place – this closure will remain in place until Friday 11th August 2017.

Devonshire Street West: Full closure currently in place from the junction of Henry Street to the junction of Bachelors Quay to facilitate construction work as part of the City Centre Public Transport Improvement Scheme (MGOS)

North Monastery Road: Give/Take in place from 0930hrs – 1700hrs to facilitate drainage repair (Drainage Dept, CCC)

Murmount Crescent: Give/Take in place from 0800hrs – 2000hrs from the junction of Murmont Park to the junction of Colmcille Avenue/Iona Park to facilitate road resurfacing (Lagan Asphalt)

Deanwood Place: Give/Take in operation from 0800hrs – 1800hrs to facilitate duct installation & chamber construction (Virgin Media Ireland) 

Centre Park Road: Give/Take in operation from 0930hrs – 1600hrs from the junction of the Marina to the jct of the Link Road to facilitate tree pruning (Treepro on behalf of Parks Dept, CCC) 

Friday 21st July 2017 

Drawbridge Street/Perry Street: Full closure currently in place to facilitate construction work as part of the City Centre Public Transport Improvement Scheme (MGOS), local diversion in place – this closure will remain in place until Friday 11th August 2017. 

Devonshire Street West: Full closure currently in place until 1800hrs this evening from the junction of Henry Street to the junction of Bachelors Quay to facilitate construction work as part of the City Centre Public Transport Improvement Scheme (MGOS) 

North Monastery Road: Give/Take in place from 0930hrs – 1700hrs to facilitate drainage repair (Drainage Dept, CCC)

Murmount Crescent: Give/Take in place from 0800hrs – 2000hrs from the junction of Murmont Park to the junction of Colmcille Avenue/Iona Park to facilitate road resurfacing (Lagan Asphalt)

Deanwood Place: Give/Take in operation from 0800hrs – 1800hrs to facilitate duct installation & chamber construction (Virgin Media Ireland)

Centre Park Road: Give/Take in operation from 0930hrs – 1600hrs from the junction of the Marina to the jct of the Link Road to facilitate tree pruning (Treepro on behalf of Parks Dept, CCC) 

Upcoming Events: 

  • City Spectacular: Saturday 15th July 2017 & Sunday 16th July 2017 - http://www.cityspectacular.com/

  • Munster Fleadh: Tuesday 18th July 2017 – Sunday 23rd July 2017 - http://www.munsterfleadh.ie/

  • GAA Hurling All Senior Championship Quarter Final- Clare v Tipperary @ 3pm Pairc Ui Chaoimh : Saturday 22nd July 2017

  • GAA Hurling All Senior Championship Quarter Final- Waterford v Wexford @ 4pm Pairc Ui Chaoimh: Sunday 23rd July 2017

  • Lee Swim 2017: Saturday 22nd July 2017

  • Culture Night: Friday 22nd September 2017 - https://www.culturenight.ie/

  • Evening Echo Women’s Mini Marathon:  Sunday 24th September 2017 - http://minimarathon.eveningecho.ie/

 

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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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