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Transportation Division

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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 19th May 2017

 

Ongoing Works

 

Grenville Place: Full closure outbound from the junction of Henry Street to the junction of Grattan Street to facilitate the City Centre Public Transport Improvement Scheme, local access for neighbouring business will be maintained - ** Please note that this closure will remain in place until early 2018**

 

Castle Street/Cornmarket Street Jct: Footpath 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

 

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

 

Prospect Row: Road closure southbound currently in place to facilitate construction work as part of the City Centre Public Transport Improvement Scheme (MGOS), local diversion in place

 

Bachelors Quay: Lane restriction currently in operation to facilitate the construction of a new traffic island at the junction of Grattan Street/Grenville Place as part of the City Centre Public Transport Improvement Scheme (MGOS), expect delays

 

Lancaster Quay: Bus lane closure currently in place to facilitate footpath remediation works outside the new apartment development (BAM Contractors)

 

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

 

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

 

Upcoming Works:

 

Saturday 20th May 2017

 

Mardyke Walk: Full closure in place from 0700hrs – midnight from the junction of Dyke Parade to facilitate Pawsivitiy in Fitzgerald’s Park (Happenings), local access will be maintained throughout.

 

Model Farm Road: Stop/Go in operation from 0600hrs – 1100hrs at the junction of Kenley to facilitate loop cutting (Traffic Dept, CCC)

 

Centre Park Road: Full closure inbound from 0900hrs – 1700hrs from the junction of the Link Road to facilitate tree pruning (Parks Dept, CCC)

 

Dunkettle Interchange: Traffic Signals not operational from 2200hrs tonight to facilitate the replacement of critical components of the traffic light system (Cork Co Co), delays may be expected

 

Sunday 21st May 2017

 

Kinsale Road: Lane restriction in operation from 0600hrs – 1100hrs at the junction of Tramore Road to facilitate loop cutting (Traffic Dept, CCC)

 

Dunkettle Interchange: Traffic Signals not operational until 1300hrs this afternoon to facilitate the replacement of critical components of the traffic light system, (Cork Co Co) delays may be expected

 

Monday 22nd May 2017

 

Horgan’s Quay: Lane restrictions in operation from 2030hrs – 0600hrs to facilitate road resurfacing as part of Kent Station Phase 2 Contract (Arkil on behalf of MGOS)

 

Michael Collins Bridge: Full closure southbound in operation from 2030hrs – 0600hrs to facilitate road resurfacing as part of Kent Station Phase 2 Contract (Arkil on behalf of MGOS), diversion route in place

 

Ship Street: Full closure in operation from 2030hrs – 0600hrs to facilitate road resurfacing as part of Kent Station Phase 2 Contract (Arkil on behalf of MGOS), diversion route in place

 

Anglesea Street: Lane restriction & parking restrictions in operation from 1900hrs – 0600hrs to facilitate crane demobilisation from Anglesea Street Courthouse (BAM Contractors)

 

South Mall: Lane restriction in operation from 2000hrs – 0600hrs to facilitate line marking adjacent the island  at the junction of South Mall/Parliament Street as part of CCTPI (MGOS), expect delays

 

Grattan Street: Road closure northbound from 1930hrs -2330hrs from the junction of Sheares Street to the junction of Henry Street to facilitate water main repair (Water Dept, CCC), local diversion in place

 

Millerd Street: Full closure in place this morning from 0930hrs from the junction of Grenville Place to the junction of Francis Street to facilitate the construction of a storm manhole as part of CCTPI (MGOS), local access will be maintained

 

Tivoli Flyover (off ramp into Port of Cork): Stop/Go in operation from 1930hrs – 0600hrs to facilitate Tivoli Rail Parapet repair (Ward & Burke)

 

Glenthorn Drive:  Give/Take in operation from 0930hrs – 1800hrs to facilitate installation of ESB ducting (ESB Networks)

 

Blackrock Road: Stop/Go in place from 0930hrs – 1600hrs between the junction of Church Avenue and Glandore Avenue to facilitate new ESB connection (David Nodwell on behalf of ESB)

 

Tory Top Lane: Full closure in place from 0930hrs – 1600hrs from the junction of Friary Gardens to the junction of Connolly road to facilitate patch repair (Roads Maintenance South, CCC), local diversion in place

 

Lee Road: Stop/Go in place from 0930hrs – 1600hrs to facilitate site investigation works for the Lower Lee Flood Relief Scheme (Priority Geotech)

 

Tuesday 23rd May 2017

 

Michael Collins Bridge: Full closure northbound in operation from 2030hrs – 0600hrs to facilitate road resurfacing as part of Kent Station Phase 2 Contract (Arkil on behalf of MGOS), diversion route in place

 

South Mall: Lane restriction in operation from 2000hrs – 0600hrs to facilitate line marking adjacent the island  at the junction of South Mall/Parliament Street as part of CCTPI (MGOS), expect delays

 

Millerd Street: Full closure in place until 1800hrs this evening from the junction of Grenville Place to the junction of Francis Street to facilitate the construction of a storm manhole as part of CCTPI (MGOS), local access will be maintained

 

Tivoli Flyover (off ramp into Port of Cork): Stop/Go in operation from 1930hrs – 0600hrs to facilitate Tivoli Rail Parapet repair (Ward & Burke)

 

Glenthorn Drive:  Give/Take in operation from 0930hrs – 1800hrs to facilitate installation of ESB ducting (ESB Networks)

 

Bakers Road: Full closure in place from 0930hrs -1600hrs from the junction of Blarney Street to the junction of Mount Nebo to facilitate relocation of existing gas services (BBCLG on behalf of GNI)

 

Blackrock Road: Stop/Go in place from 0930hrs – 1600hrs between the junction of Church Avenue and Glandore Avenue to facilitate new ESB connection (David Nodwell on behalf of ESB)

 

Tory Top Lane: Full closure in place from 0930hrs – 1600hrs from the junction of Friary Gardens to the junction of Connolly road to facilitate patch repair (Roads Maintenance South, CCC), local diversion in place

 

Wednesday 24th May 2017

 

Ship Street: Full closure in operation from 2030hrs – 0600hrs to facilitate road resurfacing as part of Kent Station Phase 2 Contract (Arkil on behalf of MGOS), diversion route in place

 

Tivoli Flyover (off ramp into Port of Cork): Stop/Go in operation from 1930hrs – 0600hrs to facilitate Tivoli Rail Parapet repair (Ward & Burke)

 

Glenthorn Drive:  Give/Take in operation from 0930hrs – 1800hrs to facilitate installation of ESB ducting (ESB Networks)

 

Blarney Street: Full closure from 1930hrs – midnight from the jct of Sundays Well Avenue to the junction of Bakers Road to facilitate repair of broken watermain (Water Dept, CCC), diversion in place

 

Strawberry Hill: Full closure in place from 0930hrs – 1600hrs from the junction of Convent Avenue to the junction of Soho Terrace to facilitate repair of blocked duct (KN Networks on behalf of BT Ireland)

 

Shanakiel Road: Stop/Go in place from 1000hrs – 1500hrs to facilitate duct repair works  (KN Networks on behalf of BT Ireland)

 

Sundays Well Road: Stop/Go in place from 1000hrs – 1500hrs to facilitate duct repair works  (KN Networks on behalf of BT Ireland)

 

Tory Top Lane: Full closure in place from 0930hrs – 1600hrs from the junction of Friary Gardens to the junction of Connolly road to facilitate patch repair (Roads Maintenance South, CCC), local diversion in place

 

Thursday 25th May 2017

 

Horgans Quay/Michael Collins Bridge/Ship Street – Please be advised that there will be lane restrictions in place from 2200hrs – 0600hrs to facilitate line marking and raising service covers as part of Kent Station Phase 2 Contract (Arkil on behalf of MGOS), delays expected

 

Tivoli Flyover (off ramp into Port of Cork): Stop/Go in operation from 1930hrs – 0600hrs to facilitate Tivoli Rail Parapet repair (Ward & Burke)

 

Glenthorn Drive:  Give/Take in operation from 0930hrs – 1800hrs to facilitate installation of ESB ducting (ESB Networks)

 

Rope Walk: Full closure in place from 0930hrs – 1600hrs from the junction of Rope Walk to the junction of Convent Road to facilitate gas works (BBCLG on behalf of GNI)

 

Friday 26th May 2017

 

Tivoli Flyover (off ramp into Port of Cork): Stop/Go in operation from 1930hrs – 0600hrs to facilitate Tivoli Rail Parapet repair (Ward & Burke)

 

Horgans Quay/Michael Collins Bridge/Ship Street – Please be advised that there will be lane restrictions in place from 2200hrs – 0600hrs to facilitate line marking and raising service covers as part of Kent Station Phase 2 Contract (Arkil on behalf of MGOS), delays expected

 

Glenthorn Drive:  Give/Take in operation from 0930hrs – 1800hrs to facilitate installation of ESB ducting (ESB Networks)

 

Upcoming Events:

 

 

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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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