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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 21st April 2017

Ongoing Works

  • Grenville Place: Full closure outbound from the junction of Henry Street to the junction of Grattan Street to facilitate the restoration of Boole House (Cumnor), local access for neighbouring business will be maintained
  • Bowling Green Street: Lane restrictions currently in operation to facilitate repair to Dunnes Stores (Sisk), traffic will be maintained
  • Mahon Busgate: Project involving realignment of kerb-lines, new street lighting and busgate into Mahon Point Shopping Centre ongoing until July 2017
  • Deanrock Avenue: Full closure currently in place from the junction of Ilen Court to the junction of Clashduv Road to facilitate the installation of services for Togher Housing Scheme (Martin O’Callaghan Construction), local diversion in place

          ** Please note that this closure will remain in place until May 2017**

  • Curraheen Road: Stop/Go currently in place from 0930hrs – 1530hrs & again from 1930hrs – 2200hrs between the junction of Curraheen Drive and the junction of Bridgefield Grove to facilitate enabling works for Curraheen Road Bridge Replacement Contract (Cumnor), expect delays – until May 2017

Upcoming Works:

Saturday 22nd April 2017

 

Sunday 23rd April 2017

  • George’s Quay: Lane restriction in operation (right-hand lane only) opposite Velo from 0930hrs to 1800hrs to facilitate urgent road chamber repairs (Eircom)

 

Monday 24th April 2017

  • Terence McSwiney Quay: Lane restriction in operation from 1930hrs – 0600hrs to facilitate site investigation works for the Lower Lee Flood Relief Scheme (Priority Geotech)
  • Briarscourt (WL02 & WL03): Stop/Go in operation from 0800hrs – 2000hrs to facilitate the Cork City Pressure Management & District Metering Contract (Cully Automation Ltd.)
  • Upper Fairhill (WL14): Lane restriction in place from 0800hrs - 2000hrs to facilitate the Cork City Pressure Management & District Metering Contract (Cully Automation Ltd.)
  • Rosnalee, Convent Lane, Model Farm Road: Lane restriction (Give/Take) in operation from 0930hrs – 1630hrs to facilitate domestic connection (Gas Networks Ireland)
  • No. 47 Bandon Road, Gillabbey: Lane restriction (Give/Take) in operation from 0930hrs – 1500hrs to facilitate domestic connection (Gas Networks Ireland)
  • No 3 Briars Hill Sundays Well: Lane restriction in operation from 0930hrs – 1530hrs to facilitate domestic connection (Gas Networks Ireland)
  • 45 Patricks Street: Footpath restriction only from 0930hrs – 1530hrs to facilitate disconnection (Gas Networks Ireland)
  • Cedar Avenue: Closure in place from junction with Woodbroke Drive to junction with Woodbrook Road from 0930hrs – 1630hrs to facilitate sewer works (CCC Drainage)
  • Oliver Plunkett Street : Footpath restriction near corner with Cook Street from 0830hrs Monday April 24th to 1700hrs Tuesday April 25th to facilitate valve installation (CCC Water Services)
  • Rathmore Lawn South Douglas Road: Lane restriction in operation from 0930hrs - 1630hrs to facilitate chamber to pillar works (Eircom)
  • Side of Hollyville Curragh Road Douglas: Lane restriction in operation from 0930hrs - 1630hrs to facilitate chamber to pillar works (Eircom)
  • Emmet Place: Footpath restriction near Luigi Malones (maintain pedestrian access) from 0930hrs – 1630hrs to facilitate ESB connection (UG Services)

 

 

Tuesday 25th April 2017

  • Jack Lynch Tunnel: Full closure in place from 2100hrs – 0400hrs to facilitate routine maintenance works (Egis Lagan)
  • Lavitts Quay: Full closure eastbound in place from 1930hrs – 0600hrs from the junction of Christy Ring Bridge to the junction of St. Patricks Bridge to facilitate site investigation works on Merchant Quay for the Lower Lee Flood Relief Scheme (Priority Geotech).

            **Please note that there will be a lane restriction on both Merchants Quay & St. Patricks Street northbound for the duration to facilitate this work**

  • Briarscourt (WL02 & WL03): Stop/Go in operation from 0800hrs – 2000hrs to facilitate the Cork City Pressure Management & District Metering Contract (Cully Automation Ltd.)
  • Strawberry Hill (WL06): Lane restriction in place from 0800hrs -2000hrs to facilitate the Cork City Pressure Management & District Metering Contract (Cully Automation Ltd.)
  • Rosnalee, Convent Lane, Model Farm Road: Lane restriction (Give/Take) in operation from 0930hrs –1630hrs to facilitate domestic connection (Gas Networks Ireland)
  • No. 47 Bandon Road, Gillabbey: Lane restriction (Give/Take) in operation from 0930hrs –1500hrs to facilitate domestic connection (Gas Networks Ireland)
  • 83-85 Patricks Street (Carey’s Lane): Lane restriction in operation (maintain pedestrian access only up Carey’s Lane) from 0900hrs – 1700hrs to facilitate concrete pour to works (Hegarty)
  • No 3 Briars Hill Sundays Well: Lane restriction in operation from 0930hrs – 1530hrs to facilitate domestic connection (Gas Networks Ireland)
  • 45 Patricks Street: Footpath restriction only from 0930hrs – 1530hrs to facilitate disconnection (Gas Networks Ireland)
  • Cedar Avenue: Closure in place from junction with Woodbroke Drive to junction with Woodbrook Road from 0930hrs – 1630hrs to facilitate sewer works (CCC Drainage)
  • Oliver Plunkett Street : Footpath restriction near corner with Cook Street from 0830hrs Monday April 24th to 1700hrs Tuesday April 25th to facilitate valve installation (CCC Water Services)
  • Rathmore Lawn South Douglas Road: Lane restriction in operation from 0930hrs - 1630hrs to facilitate chamber to pillar works (Eircom)
  • Side of Hollyville Curragh Road Douglas: Lane restriction in operation from 0930hrs - 1630hrs to facilitate chamber to pillar works (Eircom)
  • Emmet Place: Footpath restriction near Luigi Malones (maintain pedestrian access) from 0930hrs – 1630hrs to facilitate ESB connection (UG Services)
  • Western Road corner with Gaol Cross: Lane restriction (outbound lane only) in operation from 1930hrs - 2330hrs to facilitate shore cover repairs (CCC Roads North)

 

 

Wednesday 26th April 2017

  • Jack Lynch Tunnel: Full closure in place from 2100hrs – 0400hrs to facilitate routine maintenance works (Egis Lagan)
  • Kilbarry Place: Full closure in place from 0930hrs – 1600hrs to facilitate gas installation (BBCLG on behalf of GNI)
  • Merchants Quay: Lane restriction in operation from 1930hrs – 0600hrs to facilitate site investigation works for the Lower Lee Flood Relief Scheme (Priority Geotech).
  • Briarscourt (WL02 & WL03): Stop/Go in operation from 0800hrs – 2000hrs to facilitate the Cork City Pressure Management & District Metering Contract (Cully Automation Ltd.)
  • Rosnalee, Convent Lane, Model Farm Road: Lane restriction (Give/Take) in operation from 0930hrs –1630hrs to facilitate domestic connection (Gas Networks Ireland)
  • No. 47 Bandon Road, Gillabbey: Lane restriction (Give/Take) in operation from 0930hrs –1500hrs to facilitate domestic connection (Gas Networks Ireland)
  • No 3 Briars Hill Sundays Well: Lane restriction in operation from 0930hrs – 1530hrs to facilitate domestic connection (Gas Networks Ireland)
  • 45 Patricks Street: Footpath restriction only from 0930hrs – 1530hrs to facilitate disconnection (Gas Networks Ireland)
  • Cedar Avenue: Closure in place from junction with Woodbroke Drive to junction with Woodbrook Road from 0930hrs – 1630hrs to facilitate sewer works (CCC Drainage)
  • Rathmore Lawn South Douglas Road: Lane restriction in operation from 0930hrs - 1630hrs to facilitate chamber to pillar works (Eircom)
  • Side of Hollyville Curragh Road Douglas: Lane restriction in operation from 0930hrs - 1630hrs to facilitate chamber to pillar works (Eircom)
  • Emmet Place: Footpath restriction near Luigi Malones (maintain pedestrian access) from 0930hrs – 1630hrs to facilitate ESB connection (UG Services)

 

 

Thursday 27th April 2017

  • Jack Lynch Tunnel: Full closure in place from 2100hrs – 0400hrs to facilitate routine maintenance works (Egis Lagan)
  • Andersons  Quay: Full closure in place from 2100hrs – 0600hrs from the junction of Brian Boru Bridge to the junction of Custom House Street to facilitate site investigation works for the Lower Lee Flood Relief Scheme (Priority Geotech).

         **Please note that Anderson’s Street will be closed for the duration to facilitate the above works**

  • Briarscourt (WL02 & WL03): Stop/Go in operation from 0800hrs – 2000hrs to facilitate the Cork City Pressure Management & District Metering Contract (Cully Automation Ltd.)
  • Rosnalee, Convent Lane, Model Farm Road: Lane restriction (Give/Take) in operation from 0930hrs –1630hrs to facilitate domestic connection (Gas Networks Ireland)
  • No. 47 Bandon Road, Gillabbey: Lane restriction (Give/Take) in operation from 0930hrs –1500hrs to facilitate domestic connection (Gas Networks Ireland)
  • No 3 Briars Hill Sundays Well: Lane restriction in operation from 0930hrs – 1530hrs to facilitate domestic connection (Gas Networks Ireland)
  • 45 Patricks Street: Footpath restriction only from 0930hrs – 1530hrs to facilitate disconnection (Gas Networks Ireland)
  • Cedar Avenue: Closure in place from junction with Woodbroke Drive to junction with Woodbrook Road from 0930hrs – 1630hrs to facilitate sewer works (CCC Drainage)
  • Rathmore Lawn South Douglas Road: Lane restriction in operation from 0930hrs - 1630hrs to facilitate chamber to pillar works (Eircom)
  • Side of Hollyville Curragh Road Douglas: Lane restriction in operation from 0930hrs - 1630hrs to facilitate chamber to pillar works (Eircom)
  • Emmet Place: Footpath restriction near Luigi Malones (maintain pedestrian access) from 0930hrs – 1630hrs to facilitate ESB connection (UG Services)

 

 

Friday 28th April 2017

  • Briarscourt (WL02 & WL03): Stop/Go in operation from 0800hrs – 2000hrs to facilitate the Cork City Pressure Management & District Metering Contract (Cully Automation Ltd.)
  • Rosnalee, Convent Lane, Model Farm Road: Lane restriction (Give/Take) in operation from 0930hrs –1630hrs to facilitate domestic connection (Gas Networks Ireland)
  • No. 47 Bandon Road, Gillabbey: Lane restriction (Give/Take) in operation from 0930hrs –1500hrs to facilitate domestic connection (Gas Networks Ireland)
  • No 3 Briars Hill Sundays Well: Lane restriction in operation from 0930hrs – 1530hrs to facilitate domestic connection (Gas Networks Ireland)
  • 45 Patricks Street: Footpath restriction only from 0930hrs – 1530hrs to facilitate disconnection (Gas Networks Ireland)
  • Cedar Avenue: Closure in place from junction with Woodbroke Drive to junction with Woodbrook Road from 0930hrs – 1630hrs to facilitate sewer works (CCC Drainage)
  • Rathmore Lawn South Douglas Road: Lane restriction in operation from 0930hrs - 1630hrs to facilitate chamber to pillar works (Eircom)
  • Side of Hollyville Curragh Road Douglas: Lane restriction in operation from 0930hrs - 1630hrs to facilitate chamber to pillar works (Eircom)
  • Emmet Place: Footpath restriction near Luigi Malones (maintain pedestrian access) from 0930hrs – 1630hrs to facilitate ESB connection (UG Services)

 

 

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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 http://www.corkcity.ie/services/roadstransportation/transportationdivision/roadclosuresanddiversions/

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