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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 15th September 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
  • 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
  • Glenthorn Drive:  Give/Take in operation from 0800hrs – 1800hrs to facilitate installation of ESB ducting (ESB Networks)
  • Half Moon Street: Lane restriction currently in operation to facilitate hoarding installation for repair works to Opera House (Cumnor Construction)

 

Upcoming Works:

Saturday 16th September 2017

  • The Marina: Full closure in place from 12 noon – 2000hrs from the junction of Blackrock Village to the junction of the Link Road to facilitate Blackrock Village Festival, diversion in place, please be advised that local access along Church Avenue will be maintained
  • Albert Quay West: Lane restriction in operation from 0800hrs – 1430hrs to facilitate glazing replacement of No.1 Albert Quay Development (BAM), expect delays

**Please note that there will be a lane restriction in operation on Clontarf Bridge and Eglinton Street to facilitate this work**

  • Shanakiel Road: Stop/Go in operation from 0700hrs – 1100hrs at the junction with St. Anne’s Pitch & Putt Cub to facilitate traffic loop repair (Traffic Dept, CCC), expect delays

Sunday 17th September 2017

 

Monday 18th September 2017

  • Horgans Quay & Penrose Quay: Lane restrictions in operation from 2000hrs – 0600hrs to facilitate repair of damaged manhole covers as part of Kent Station Phase 2 works (MGOS), expect delays
  • South Mall: Parking restrictions in operation from 0600hrs – 0830hrs outside “Electric” to facilitate painting works (Barry Sheahan Painting)
  • Woods Street: Full closure in place this morning from 0930hrs from the junction of Lynch’s Street to the junction of Sheares Street to facilitate junction upgrade at Sheares Street/Dyke Parade/Woods Street as part of the City Centre Public Transport Improvement Scheme (MGOS), local access for residents and businesses will be maintained
  • Upper Cattle Market Street: Full closure in place from 1930hrs – 2330hrs from the junction of Blarney Street to the junction of Boyce’s Street to facilitate manhole cover repair (Ryca), local diversion in place
  • Ballyhooly Road: Full closure in place from 1930hrs – 0600hrs from the junction of the North Ring Road (Ballyvolane Cross) to the junction of the Fox & Hounds junction to facilitate road resurfacing (Lagan Asphalt), diversion in place
  • Pouladuff Flyover (Southbound): Southbound road closure in place from 2000hrs – 0600hrs from the junction of the N40 on ramp at Casey’s Cross to facilitate road resurfacing (P& D Lydon), local diversion in place

 

Tuesday 19th September 2017

  • Horgans Quay & Penrose Quay: Lane restrictions in operation from 2000hrs – 0600hrs to facilitate repair of damaged manhole covers as part of Kent Station Phase 2 works (MGOS), expect delays
  • Eglinton Street: Lane restriction in operation from 1930hrs – midnight to facilitate public lighting pole replacement (Mitchelsfort on behalf of Airtricity)
  • South Mall: Parking restrictions in operation from 0600hrs – 0830hrs outside “Electric” to facilitate painting works (Barry Sheahan Painting)
  • Woods Street: Full closure currently in place from the junction of Lynch’s Street to the junction of Sheares Street to facilitate junction upgrade at Sheares Street/Dyke Parade/Woods Street as part of the City Centre Public Transport Improvement Scheme (MGOS), local access for residents and businesses will be maintained
  • Ballyhooly Road: Full closure in place from 1930hrs – 0600hrs from the junction of the North Ring Road (Ballyvolane Cross) to the junction of the Fox & Hounds junction to facilitate road resurfacing (Lagan Asphalt), diversion in place
  • Commons Road (N20): Lane restriction in operation from 0930hrs – 12 noon at the junction to Parklands/Commons Inn to facilitate lantern replacement (Traffic Dept, CCC)
  • Mardyke Walk: Stop/Go in place from 1930hrs – 2330hrs to facilitate manhole cover repair (Ryca)
  • Connolly Park: Stop/Go in operation from 0930hrs – 1600hrs to facilitate gas main installation (BBCLG on behalf of GNI)
  • Cross Douglas Road: Stop/Go in operation from 0930hrs – 1600hrs to facilitate sewer connection for domestic dwelling (Conhor Construction), expect delays
  • Pouladuff Flyover (N40 Eastbound) Off Ramp: Full closure in place from 2000hrs – 0600hrs to facilitate road resurfacing (P& D Lydon), local diversion in place

 

Wednesday 20th September 2017

  • Penrose Quay & Patricks Quay: Lane restrictions in operation from 2000hrs – 0600hrs to facilitate repair of damaged manhole covers as part of Kent Station Phase 2 works (MGOS), expect delays
  • South Mall: Parking restrictions in operation from 0600hrs – 0830hrs outside “Electric” to facilitate painting works (Barry Sheahan Painting)
  • Woods Street: Full closure currently in place from the junction of Lynch’s Street to the junction of Sheares Street to facilitate junction upgrade at Sheares Street/Dyke Parade/Woods Street as part of the City Centre Public Transport Improvement Scheme (MGOS), local access for residents and businesses will be maintained
  • Parliament Street: Lane restriction in place from 1930hrs – 2330hrs to facilitate manhole cover repair (Ryca)
  • Ballyhooly Road: Stop/Go in operation from 1930hrs – 0600hrs from the junction of the North Ring Road (Ballyvolane Cross) to the junction of Meadow Park to facilitate road resurfacing (Lagan Asphalt), expect delays
  • Cross Douglas Road: Stop/Go in operation from 0930hrs – 1600hrs to facilitate sewer connection for domestic dwelling (Conhor Construction), expect delays
  • Pouladuff Flyover (N40 Eastbound) Off Ramp: Full closure in place from 2000hrs – 0600hrs to facilitate road resurfacing (P& D Lydon), local diversion in place
  • Magazine Road: Full closure in place from 1900hrs – 2300hrs from the junction of Highfield Avenue to Highfield Avenue West to facilitate water repair (Water Dept, CCC), diversion in place

 

Thursday 21st September 2017

  • Alfred Street: Stop/Go in operation from 2000hrs – 0600hrs to facilitate repair of damaged manhole covers as part of Kent Station Phase 2 works (MGOS), expect delays
  • South Mall: Parking restrictions in operation from 0600hrs – 0830hrs outside “Electric” to facilitate painting works (Barry Sheahan Painting)
  • Lancaster Quay: Bus lane closure in place from 0700hrs – 1600hrs to facilitate concrete pour at
  • Ziggurat Apartments Development (BAM)
  • Woods Street: Full closure currently in place from the junction of Lynch’s Street to the junction of Sheares Street to facilitate junction upgrade at Sheares Street/Dyke Parade/Woods Street as part of the City Centre Public Transport Improvement Scheme (MGOS), local access for residents and businesses will be maintained
  • St. Patricks Place: Full road closure in place from 1900hrs – 2300hrs from the junction of St. Patrick’s Hill to the junction of York Hill to facilitate watermain repair (Water Dept, CCC), diversions in place
  • Ballyhooly Road: Stop/Go in operation from 1930hrs – 0600hrs from the junction of the North Ring Road (Ballyvolane Cross) to the junction of Meadow Park to facilitate road resurfacing (Lagan Asphalt), expect delays
  • Old Youghal Road (Cahergal Terrace): Stop/Go in operation from 0930hrs – 1600hrs near the junction with Dillon’s Cross to facilitate gas works (BBCLG on behalf of GNI), expect delays
  • Cross Douglas Road: Stop/Go in operation from 0930hrs – 1600hrs to facilitate sewer connection for domestic dwelling (Conhor Construction), expect delays
  • Pouladuff Flyover (N40 Eastbound) On Ramp: Full closure in place from 2000hrs – 0600hrs to facilitate road resurfacing (P& D Lydon), local diversion in place

 

Friday 22nd September 2017

  • Railway Street: Stop/Go in operation from 2200hrs – 0600hrs to facilitate repair of damaged manholes as part of Kent station Phase 2 works (MGOS), expect delays
  • South Mall: Parking restrictions in operation from 0600hrs – 0830hrs outside “Electric” to facilitate painting works (Barry Sheahan Painting)
  • Lancaster Quay: Bus lane closure in place from 0700hrs – 1600hrs to facilitate concrete pour at Ziggurat Apartments Development (BAM)
  • Woods Street: Full closure in place until 1800hrs from the junction of Lynch’s Street to the junction of Sheares Street to facilitate junction upgrade at Sheares Street/Dyke Parade/Woods Street as part of the City Centre Public Transport Improvement Scheme (MGOS), local access for residents and businesses will be maintained
  • Ballyhooly Road: Stop/Go in operation from 1930hrs – 0600hrs from the junction of the North Ring Road (Ballyvolane Cross) to the junction of Meadow Park to facilitate road resurfacing (Lagan Asphalt), expect delays
  • Castle Road: Full closure inbound in place from 1900hrs – 2230hrs from the junction of Ferney Road to the junction of Pier head to facilitate Culture Buses for Culture Night, local access and outbound traffic will be maintained, diversion in place

 

Upcoming Events:

  • Rebel Pedal: Sunday 17th September 2017 at Fitzgerald's Park - cycle leaves at 12pm. It's a lovely cycle thought the streets of Cork with a music and fun filled afternoon. Bring a picnic!

  • 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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