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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 15th December 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 – this will be removed on Saturday 16th December 2017 for the duration of the Christmas period

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

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 **

North Monastery Road: Lane restriction currently in operation to facilitate works as part of the Gerald Griffin Street Housing Enabling Works Scheme (BAM)

Upcoming Works:

Saturday 16th December 2017

Tuckey Street: Full closure in place from 1400hrs – 2130hrs to facilitate the GLOW festival on Grand Parade

Andersons Street: Full closure in place until 1830hrs this evening to facilitate gas main installation (BBCLG on behalf of GNI), local access will be maintained

Lower Oliver Plunkett Street: Full closure in place from 0930hrs - 1830hrs this evening to facilitate gas main installation (BBCLG on behalf of GNI), local access will be maintained

Sunday 17th December 2017

Tuckey Street: Full closure in place from 1400hrs – 2130hrs to facilitate the GLOW festival on Grand Parade

Monday 18th December 2017

James Street: Full closure in operation from 0800hrs this morning to facilitate site works as part of the City Centre Public Transport Improvement Scheme (MGOS), diversion in place

Coach Street: Full closure in operation from 0800hrs this morning from the junction of Peters Street to the junction of Henry Street to facilitate site works as part of the City Centre Public Transport Improvement Scheme (MGOS), diversion in place

Old Youghal Road: Localised lane restriction in operation from 1930hrs – 0600hrs outside the entrance to Supervalu to facilitate footpath renewal & crossover works (Vision Contracting), 2 way traffic will be maintained

Tuesday 19th December 2017

Coach Street: Full closure currently in operation from the junction of Peters Street to the junction of Henry Street to facilitate site works as part of the City Centre Public Transport Improvement Scheme (MGOS), diversion in place

James Street: Full closure currently in operation to facilitate site works as part of the City Centre Public Transport Improvement Scheme (MGOS)

Old Youghal Road: Localised lane restriction in operation from 1930hrs – 0600hrs outside the entrance to Supervalu to facilitate footpath renewal & crossover works (Vision Contracting), 2 way traffic will be maintained

Wednesday 20th December 2017

Tuckey Street: Full closure in place from 1400hrs – 2130hrs to facilitate the GLOW festival on Grand Parade

Coach Street: Full closure currently in operation from the junction of Peters Street to the junction of Henry Street to facilitate site works as part of the City Centre Public Transport Improvement Scheme (MGOS), diversion in place

James Street: Full closure currently in operation to facilitate site works as part of the City Centre Public Transport Improvement Scheme (MGOS)

Old Youghal Road: Localised lane restriction in operation from 1930hrs – 0600hrs outside the entrance to Supervalu to facilitate footpath renewal & crossover works (Vision Contracting), 2 way traffic will be maintained

Thursday 21st December 2017

Tuckey Street: Full closure in place from 1400hrs – 2130hrs to facilitate the GLOW festival on Grand Parade

Coach Street: Full closure currently in operation from the junction of Peters Street to the junction of Henry Street to facilitate site works as part of the City Centre Public Transport Improvement Scheme (MGOS), diversion in place

James Street: Full closure currently in operation to facilitate site works as part of the City Centre Public Transport Improvement Scheme (MGOS)

Friday 22nd December 2017

Tuckey Street: Full closure in place from 1400hrs – 2130hrs to facilitate the GLOW festival on Grand Parade

Coach Street: Full closure currently in operation until 1800hrs this evening from the junction of Peters Street to the junction of Henry Street to facilitate site works as part of the City Centre Public Transport Improvement Scheme (MGOS)

James Street: Full closure currently in operation until 1800hrs this evening to facilitate site works as part of the City Centre Public Transport Improvement Scheme (MGOS)

Henry Street: Road closure eastbound in place until 1800hrs this evening to facilitate footpath works as part of the City Centre Public Transport Improvement Scheme (MGOS), diversion in place

Upcoming Events:

  • Glow Market 2017 (from 12 noon to 8.30pm)

  • Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd December 2017

  • Friday 8th  to Sunday 10th December 2017

  • Friday 15th  to Sunday 17th December 2017

  • Wednesday 20th to Friday 22nd December 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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