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Transportation Division

Office Hours

Monday to Friday 9.30 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.

The aim of the Traffic 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 early 2005.

The Traffic 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 Traffic 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

This data is correct at time of going on-line but may be subject to change at short notice due to emergency works or other necessary reasons. Cork City Council Traffic Division Road Closures and Diversions.


Issue Date Friday 19th December 2014




  • Kent Station Works – Ward & Burke:
  • Lower Glanmire Road (between Summer Hill North and Kent Station)
  • Road markings temporarily re-lined (parking bays suspended), pedestrian management in place between Ship Street/Brian-Boru Street/Lower Glanmire Road. Possible delays. Works ongoing until early 2015 (Ward & Burke)
  • Public Bike Scheme: Works for installation of public bikes is currently in progress

Friday 19th December 2014

  • South Mall: Lane restrictions in place from 2330hrs – 0600hrs to facilitate emergency tree pruning, near the junction with Parnell Place (Parks Dept, CCC)
  • Tuckey Street: Full closure in place from 1400hrs – 2100hrs to facilitate the GLOW festival on Grand Parade
  • Glasheen Road: Stop/Go in place from 0930hrs – 1500hrs to facilitate emergency water connection, delays may be expected (Water Dept, CCC)

Saturday 20th December 2014

  • Tuckey Street: Full closure in place from 1400hrs – 2100hrs to facilitate the GLOW festival on Grand Parade

Sunday 21st December 2014

  • Tuckey Street: Full closure in place from 1400hrs – 0200hrs to facilitate the GLOW festival on Grand Parade

Monday 22nd December 2014

  • Fitton Street East: Full closure in place from 0700hrs – 0900hrs to facilitate emergency lining (Traffic Dept, CCC)
  • Glandore Avenue: Road closure from 0930hrs – 1430hrs to facilitate domestic water connection, no local access (Water Dept, CCC)


Glow – A Cork Christmas Celebration 2014:

  • Friday 28th to Sunday 30th November
  • Friday 5th to Sunday 7th December
  • Friday 12th to Sunday 14th December
  • Friday 19th to Sunday 21st December