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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 20th October 2017

Ongoing Works

 

Henry Street: Road closure eastbound currently in place to facilitate footpath works as part of the City Centre Public Transport Improvement Scheme (MGOS), diversion in place

Henry Street: Footpath & parking restrictions in place 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

Half Moon Street: Lane restriction currently in operation to facilitate hoarding installation for repair works to Opera House (Cumnor Construction)

Smith Street: Full closure currently in place from the junction of Phoenix Street to the junction of South Mall  to facilitate the redevelopment of No.85 South Mall (PJ Hegarty Construction)  – ** this closure will remain in place until October 2018 **

Upcoming Works:

Saturday 21st October 2017

 

Tuckey Street: Road closure from 0600hrs – 1400hrs to facilitate access to Bishop Lucey Park for tree removal (Parks Dept, CCC)

 Sunday 22nd October 2017

Old Youghal Road: Full closure in place from 0930hrs -1200hrs form the junction of Dillons Cross to the junction of Gordon’s Hill to facilitate urgent manhole cover repair (Ryca), diversion in place

Monday 23rd October 2017

Liberty Street/ Sheares Street Junction: Lights out of operation from 2000hrs – 0600hrs to facilitate traffic signal replacement as part of the City Centre Public Transport Improvement Scheme (Infratech)

Liberty Street: Full closure in place from 0930hrs this morning from the junction of Cross Street to the junction of Grattan Street to facilitate works at the junction with Courthouse Street as part of the City Centre Public Transport Improvement Scheme (MGOS), emergency vehicles and prison vans will be allowed access

Lancaster Quay: Bus lane closure in place from 0700hrs – 1600hrs to facilitate concrete pour at

Ziggurat Apartments Development (BAM)

Oliver Plunkett Street: Full closure in place between 1100hrs- 1700hrs near the junction with Smith Street to facilitate drainage works (Drainage Dept, CCC)

South Mall: Parking restrictions in place to facilitate the painting of No.15 South Mall (Barry Sheehan Painters)

Ballyhooly Road: Stop/Go in operation from 0930hrs – 1800hrs from the junction of Gordon’s Hill to the junction of the North Ring Road to facilitate the Ballyvolane to City Centre Cycle Route Scheme (MGOS), delays expected

Old Youghal Road: Road closure in place from 1930hrs – 2330hrs the junction of Dillon’s Cross  to the junction of Rathmore Road to facilitate cover replacement (Ryca), diversion in place

CSO Junction (Mahon): Stop/Go in operation from 2300hrs – 0600hrs to facilitate permanent reinstatement works (KN networks on behalf of BT), expect delays

Skehard Road: Lane restriction in operation from 2000hrs - 0600hrs to facilitate permanent reinstatement works (KN networks on behalf of BT)

Tuesday 24th October 2017

Jack Lynch Tunnel: Full closure in place from 2100hrs – 0600hrs to facilitate routine maintenance of the tunnel (Egis)

Liberty Street: Full closure currently in place from the junction of Cross Street to the junction of Grattan Street to facilitate works at the junction with Courthouse Street as part of the City Centre Public Transport Improvement Scheme (MGOS), emergency vehicles and prison vans will be allowed access

Oliver Plunkett Street: Full closure in place between 1100hrs- 1700hrs near the junction with Smith Street to facilitate drainage works (Drainage Dept, CCC)

South Mall: Parking restrictions in place to facilitate the painting of No.15 South Mall (Barry Sheehan Painters)

Drawbridge Street/Perry Street: Full closure in place from 1930hrs – 0600hrs to facilitate jetting of lines (Drainage Dept, CCC), local access will be maintained

Ballyhooly Road: Stop/Go in operation from 0930hrs – 1800hrs from the junction of Gordon’s Hill to the junction of the North Ring Road to facilitate the Ballyvolane to City Centre Cycle Route Scheme (MGOS), delays expected

Victoria Cross Road: Lane restriction in place inbound from 0930hrs – 1600hrs near Victoria Villas to facilitate watermain connection to domestic dwelling (DOB Construction), expect delays 

Wednesday 25th October 2017

Jack Lynch Tunnel: Full closure in place from 2100hrs – 0600hrs to facilitate routine maintenance of the tunnel (Egis)

Liberty Street: Full closure currently in place from the junction of Cross Street to the junction of Grattan Street to facilitate works at the junction with Courthouse Street as part of the City Centre Public Transport Improvement Scheme (MGOS), emergency vehicles and prison vans will be allowed access

Oliver Plunkett Street: Full closure in place between 1100hrs- 1700hrs near the junction with Smith Street to facilitate drainage works (Drainage Dept, CCC)

South Mall: Parking restrictions in place to facilitate the painting of No.15 South Mall (Barry Sheehan Painters)

Ballyhooly Road: Stop/Go in operation from 0930hrs – 1800hrs from the junction of Gordon’s Hill to the junction of the North Ring Road to facilitate the Ballyvolane to City Centre Cycle Route Scheme (MGOS), delays expected

St. Brendan’s Road (Farranree): Full closure in place from 0930hrs – 1530hrs to facilitate gas main installation (BBCLG on behalf of GNI)

Old Commons Road: Stop/Go in operation from 1930hrs – 2330hrs to facilitate manhole cover repair (Ryca)

Fairfield Avenue Lower: Stop/Go in operation from 1930hrs – 2330hrs to facilitate manhole cover repair (Ryca)
Corrin Close/Rathmore Road Junction: Stop/Go in operation from 1930hrs – 2330hrs to facilitate manhole cover repair (Ryca)

Victoria Cross Road: Lane restriction in place inbound from 0930hrs – 1600hrs near Victoria Villas to facilitate watermain connection to domestic dwelling (DOB Construction), expect delays

Thursday 26th October 2017

Jack Lynch Tunnel: Full closure in place from 2100hrs – 0400hrs to facilitate routine maintenance of the tunnel (Egis)

Liberty Street: Full closure currently in place from the junction of Cross Street to the junction of Grattan Street to facilitate works at the junction with Courthouse Street as part of the City Centre Public Transport Improvement Scheme (MGOS), emergency vehicles and prison vans will be allowed access

Oliver Plunkett Street: Full closure in place between 1100hrs- 1700hrs near the junction with Smith Street to facilitate drainage works (Drainage Dept, CCC)

South Mall: Parking restrictions in place to facilitate the painting of No.15 South Mall (Barry Sheehan Painters)

Douglas Street: Full closure westbound in place from 0930hrs this morning from the junction of White Street to the junction of Dunbar Street to facilitate footpath renewal (Lagan Asphalt), local diversion in place

Ballyhooly Road: Stop/Go in operation from 0930hrs – 1800hrs from the junction of Gordon’s Hill to the junction of the North Ring Road to facilitate the Ballyvolane to City Centre Cycle Route Scheme (MGOS), delays expected

Barrack Street (Lower): Stop/Go in operation from 1930hrs – 2330hrs to facilitate manhole cover repair (Ryca)

Barringtons Avenue: Give/Take in operation from 1930hrs – 2330hrs to facilitate manhole cover repair (Ryca)
Cherry Lawn:
Give/Take in operation from 1930hrs – 2330hrs to facilitate manhole cover repair (Ryca)
Victoria Cross Road: Lane restriction in place inbound from 0930hrs – 1600hrs near Victoria Villas to facilitate watermain connection to domestic dwelling (DOB Construction), expect delays

Friday 27th October 2017

Liberty Street: Full closure in place until 1800hrs from the junction of Cross Street to the junction of Grattan Street to facilitate works at the junction with Courthouse Street as part of the City Centre Public Transport Improvement Scheme (MGOS), emergency vehicles and prison vans will be allowed access

Oliver Plunkett Street: Full closure in place between 1100hrs- 1700hrs near the junction with Smith Street to facilitate drainage works (Drainage Dept, CCC)

South Mall: Parking restrictions in place to facilitate the painting of No.15 South Mall (Barry Sheehan Painters)

Douglas Street: Full closure westbound currently in place from the junction of White Street to the junction of Dunbar Street to facilitate footpath renewal (Lagan Asphalt), local diversion in place

Emmett Place: Full closure in place from 12 noon – 2230hrs to facilitate the Jazz Festival Market 2017 (Goldiefish)

Ballyhooly Road: Stop/Go in operation from 0930hrs – 1800hrs from the junction of Gordon’s Hill to the junction of the North Ring Road to facilitate the Ballyvolane to City Centre Cycle Route Scheme (MGOS), delays expected

 

Upcoming Events:

 

  • Guinness Cork Jazz FestivalFriday 27th October 2017 – Monday 30th October 2017 - https://www.guinnessjazzfestival.com/

  • Dragon of Shandon Festival – Tuesday 31st October 2017 - http://www.dragonofshandon.com/

     

 

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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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