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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 18th August 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

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

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.

Horgan’s Quay: Bus Lane closure currently in place to facilitate the construction of a new entrance for Kent Station (Murphy International)

Emmett Place: Full closure currently in place to facilitate re-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 Thursday 31st August 2017**

Christy Ring Bridge: Lane restriction currently in operation to facilitate the removal of controlled pedestrian crossings on the bridge 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 Friday 25th August 2017**

Sheares Street: Parking restrictions currently in place to facilitate footpath replacement as part of the City Centre Public Transport Improvement Scheme (MGOS).

George’s Quay: Northern footpath closed between signalised junction with Union Quay/ South Terrace and pedestrian crossing adjacent to Parliament Bridge from Monday to Friday (09:00 to 17:00hrs) Roads Deptrepair of quay wall railings (Euroforce Eng).

Upcoming Works:

Saturday 19th August 2017

Coal Quay Festival: Road closure in place from 1100hrs - 1800hrs on Cornmarket Street, Castle Street, Daunts Square & Augustine Street to facilitate the annual Coal Quay Festival

Victoria Cross: Lane restriction in place from 0600hrs – 2200hrs outside University Hall campus accommodation to facilitate sanding and painting of building (Walls)

Sunday 20th August 2017

Lower Glanmire Road: Lane restrictions in place from 0400hrs – 0800hrs to facilitate advertising on the Railway Bridge (John Cahill Advertising)

North Ring Road: Lane restriction in operation from 0900hrs – 1700hrs from the junction of Boherboy Road to the junction of Halcon Drive to facilitate hedge trimming (Parks Dept, CCC)

Victoria Cross: Lane restriction in place from 0600hrs – 2200hrs outside University Hall campus accommodation to facilitate sanding and painting of building (Walls)

Monday 21st August 2017

St. Patricks Street: Stop/Go in place from 2100hrs – 0600hrs to facilitate crane lift onto Capitol Building (Sonica Fitout)

Cornmarket Street: Northbound road closure in place from 1900hrs – 2300hrs from the junction of Kyle Street to the junction of Kyrl’s Quay to facilitate gas main diversion. Diversions will be in place and local access will be maintained where possible. There will be no access to Cornmarket Street for Heavy Goods Vehicles for the duration of the road closure. (BBCLG on behalf of Gas Networks Ireland)

Grattan Street: Full closure northbound in place this morning from 0930hrs from the junction of Sheares Street to the junction of Peters Street facilitate re-construction work as part of the City Centre Public Transport Improvement Scheme (MGOS), diversions in place - please see www.transportforcorkcity.ie

Eglinton Street: Lane restriction in place from 1000hrs – 1400hrs outside Webworks to facilitate lamp replacement (Airtricity)

Union Quay: Road closure in place from 2000hrs – 0600hrs from the junction of Copley Street to the junction of Georges Quay/South Terrace to facilitate road resurfacing (Lagan Asphalt)

Sullivan’s Quay: Full closure in place from 2100hrs – 0600hrs from the junction of Parliament Bridge to the junction of South Gate Bridge to facilitate road resurfacing (Lagan Asphalt)

Halcon Drive: Give/Take in operation from 0930hrs – 1600hrs to facilitate drainage repair (Drainage Dept, CCC)

Watercourse Road: Stop/Go in place from 1930hrs – 2300hrs near the junction with Thomas Davis Street to facilitate resetting of manhole covers (Ryca)

Friar Street: Full closure in place from 0930hrs – 1600hrs from the junction of Mount Sion Road to the junction of Tower Street to facilitate domestic connections for new development (Lauragh Construction)

Tuesday 22nd August 2017

St. Patricks Street: Stop/Go in place from 2100hrs – 0600hrs to facilitate crane lift onto Capitol Building (Sonica Fitout)

Grattan Street: Full closure northbound currently in place from the junction of Sheares Street to the junction of Peters Street facilitate re-construction work as part of the City Centre Public Transport Improvement Scheme (MGOS), diversions in place - please see www.transportforcorkcity.ie

Union Quay: Road closure in place from 2000hrs – 0600hrs from the junction of Copley Street to the junction of Georges Quay/South Terrace to facilitate road resurfacing (Lagan Asphalt)

Sullivan’s Quay: Full closure in place from 2100hrs – 0600hrs from the junction of Parliament Bridge to the junction of South Gate Bridge to facilitate road resurfacing (Lagan Asphalt)

Halcon Drive: Give/Take in operation from 0930hrs – 1600hrs to facilitate drainage repair (Drainage Dept, CCC)

Alexandra Road: Full closure in place from 0930hrs – 1600hrs from the junction of Wellington Road to the junction of Alexandra Road to facilitate water main repair (Water Dept, CCC)

Friar Street: Full closure in place from 0930hrs – 1600hrs from the junction of Mount Sion Road to the junction of Tower Street to facilitate domestic connections for new development (Lauragh Construction)

Glasheen Road: Stop/Go in place from 1930hrs – 2300hrs to facilitate resetting of manhole covers (Ryca)

Wednesday 23rd August 2017

Grattan Street: Full closure northbound currently in place from the junction of Sheares Street to the junction of Peters Street facilitate re-construction work as part of the City Centre Public Transport Improvement Scheme (MGOS), diversions in place - please see www.transportforcorkcity.ie

Lancaster Quay: Bus lane closure in place from 0700hrs – 1600hrs to facilitate concrete pour at Ziggurat Apartments Development (BAM)

Halcon Drive: Give/Take in operation from 0930hrs – 1600hrs to facilitate drainage repair (Drainage Dept, CCC)

Fairfield Avenue: Stop/Go in place from 0930hrs – 1600hrs to facilitate cable works (Obelisk)

Cattlemarket Street: Stop/Go in place from 1930hrs – 2300hrs to facilitate resetting of manhole covers (Ryca)

Friar Street: Full closure in place from 0930hrs – 1600hrs from the junction of Mount Sion Road to the junction of Tower Street to facilitate domestic connections for new development (Lauragh Construction)

Curragh Road: Full closure outbound in place from 1930hrs – 0600hrs from the junction of Turners Cross/Evergreen Road to facilitate road resurfacing (Lagan Asphalt)

Thursday 24th August 2017

Grattan Street: Full closure northbound currently in place from the junction of Sheares Street to the junction of Peters Street facilitate re-construction work as part of the City Centre Public Transport Improvement Scheme (MGOS), diversions in place - please see www.transportforcorkcity.ie

Lancaster Quay: Bus lane closure in place from 0700hrs – 1600hrs to facilitate concrete pour at Ziggurat Apartments Development (BAM)

Halcon Drive: Give/Take in operation from 0930hrs – 1600hrs to facilitate drainage repair (Drainage Dept, CCC)

Cattlemarket Street: Stop/Go in place from 1930hrs – 2300hrs to facilitate resetting of manhole covers (Ryca)

Friar Street: Full closure in place from 0930hrs – 1600hrs from the junction of Mount Sion Road to the junction of Tower Street to facilitate domestic connections for new development (Lauragh Construction)

Curragh Road: Full closure outbound in place from 1930hrs – 0600hrs from the junction of Turners Cross/Evergreen Road to facilitate road resurfacing (Lagan Asphalt)

Friday 25th August 2017

Grattan Street: Full closure northbound currently in place from the junction of Sheares Street to the junction of Peters Street facilitate re-construction work as part of the City Centre Public Transport Improvement Scheme (MGOS), diversions in place - please see www.transportforcorkcity.ie

Christy Ring Bridge: Lane restriction in operation until 1800hrs this evening to facilitate the removal of controlled pedestrian crossings on the bridge 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 Friday 25th August 2017**

Halcon Drive: Give/Take in operation from 0930hrs – 1600hrs to facilitate drainage repair (Drainage Dept, CCC)

Friar Street: Full closure in place from 0930hrs – 1600hrs from the junction of Mount Sion Road to the junction of Tower Street to facilitate domestic connections for new development (Lauragh Construction)

Douglas Road: Stop/Go in place from 2000hrs - 0600hrs in the vicinity of Endsleigh to facilitate road resurfacing (Lagan Asphalt)

Upcoming Events:

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

  • Evening Echo Women’s Mini Marathon:  Sunday 24th September 2017 - http://minimarathon.eveningecho.ie/

  • The N71 Bandon Road: will be closing at the Viaduct on the 11th- 14th and 18th - 21st of August 2017 for emergency road works. The works are to allow the construction of a new flood culvert under the road at the Viaduct. Traffic from Bandon will have to divert via Ballinhassig and enter the City by Airport Hill. City traffic will be diverted via Airport Hill to Ballinhassig. (Egis Lagan Services) – Work has now been completed and works will not proceed as planned on 18th – 21st August 2017

     

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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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