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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 23rd June 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)  

                                                        Upcoming Works: 

Saturday 24th June 2017  

Shandon Street Festival: The following streets will be closed today from 0900hrs – 1900hrs to facilitate this event: Church Street, Eason’s Hill, Chapel Street, Exchange Street, John Redmond Street & Francis Street  

Clashduv Road: Outbound road closure in place from 0900hrs - 1700hrs from the junction of Riverview Estate to the junction of Tara Lawn to facilitate tree pruning (Parks Dept C.C.C.), diversions in place  

Sunday 25th June 2017  

Clashduv Road: Outbound road closure in place from 0900hrs - 1700hrs from the junction of Riverview Estate to the junction of Tara Lawn to facilitate tree pruning (Parks Dept C.C.C.), diversions in place  

Monday 26th June 2017  

Orchard Road: Full closure inbound from 0930hrs – 1600hrs from the junction of Victoria Cross Road/Wilton Road to facilitate water main repair (Water Dept, CCC), diversion in place  

**Please be advised that Stop/Go will operate on College Road to facilitate this work** 

Centre Park Road: Lane restriction in place from 0930hrs – 1600hrs to facilitate gas main work (BBCLG on behalf of GNI)  

Curraheen Road: Road closure in place from 0900hrs this morning from the junction of Curraheen Lawn to facilitate replacement of Curraheen Bridge – this closure will remain in place until Sunday 27th August 2017. Diversions in place.  

Commons Road/North City Link/North Ring Road Junction: Stop/Go at the junction from 2100hrs - 0600hrs to facilitate traffic signal replacement (Infratech)  

St. Finbarrs Road: Full closure in place from 0800hrs – 2000hrs from the junction of Gillabbey Street to the junction of Noonan Road to facilitate road resurfacing (Lagan Asphalt), local diversion in place  

Tuesday 27th June 2017  

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.  

Shandon Street: Full closure inbound in place from 1930hrs – 2300hrs from the junction with Cathedral Road/Gerald Griffin Street junction to the junction with Cattlemarket Avenue to facilitate gas works (BBCLG on behalf of GNI), local diversion in place. 

(Due to unforseen conditions, the proposed closure for Shandon Street today, 27th June, 2017, is now cancelled.  works will be carried out at a later date.)

Wandesford Quay: Full closure in place from 1930hrs – 0600hrs from the junction of Sharman Crawford Street to the junction of St. Finbarres Bridge to facilitate a barge lift for site investigation works for the Lower Lee Flood Relief Scheme (Priority Geotech), diversion in place  

Wednesday 28th June 2017  

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.  

South City Link: Lane restriction in operation on both inbound and outbound carriageways from 2000hrs – 0600hrs to facilitate lantern/bulb replacement (Airtricity)  

Dunbar Street: Full closure in place from 0930hrs – 1600hrs to facilitate water main repair works (Water Dept, CCC), local diversion in place  

Castle Road: Road closure inbound from 1930hrs – 0600hrs from the junction of Ferney Road to facilitate works at the Pier Head for Blackrock Harbour Redevelopment Scheme (Ward & Burke), diversion in place  

Convent Road: Road closure outbound from 1930hrs – 0600hrs from the Pier Head Junction to facilitate works at the Pier Head for Blackrock Harbour Redevelopment Scheme (Ward & Burke), diversion in place  

Thursday 29th June 2017  

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.  

Camden Quay: Footpath closure in place from 1930hrs – 0600hrs to facilitate site investigation works for St. Patricks Bridge Rehabilitation Works (Priority Geotech)  

Lavitt’s Quay: Footpath closure in place from 1930hrs – 0600hrs to facilitate site investigation works for St. Patricks Bridge Rehabilitation Works (Priority Geotech) 

Merchants Quay: Cycle track closure in place from 1930hrs – 0600hrs to facilitate site investigation works for St. Patricks Bridge Rehabilitation Works (Priority Geotech)  

Friday 30th June 2017  

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.  

Upcoming Events: 

o Shandon Street Festival: Saturday 24th June 2017 - http://shandonstreetfestival.com/  

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

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

o Lee Swim 2017: Saturday 22nd July 2017  

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

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

 

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