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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 14th November 2014

 

MAJOR WORKS

  • ****Egis Lagan on behalf of the NRA are currently carrying out resurfacing works on the eastbound carriageway of the N40 South Ring Road starting at J6 Kinsale Road Flyover to J10 Mahon Interchange. Bloomfield Interchange is also included as part of the works. Please note that the eastbound carriageway between Junction 8 (Douglas East) and Junction 10 (Mahon Interchange) will be closed to public traffic from 23.59 hours to 06.00 hours daily Monday to Saturday commencing on Thursday 30th October, 2014 until Sunday 30th November, 2014 to facilitate the resurfacing of a section of the N40 by EGIS Lagan Services, diversion route in place****

ONGOING WORKS

  • Kent Station Works – Ward & Burke:
  • Patrick’s Quay: Lane restrictions in place i.e. reduced from three lanes to two lanes for the duration of Phase 3 Kent Station Works until 27th November 2014
  • Brian Boru Street: Lane restrictions in place i.e. reduced from three lanes to two lanes for the duration of Phase 3 Kent Station Works until 27th November 2014.
  • 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 December 2014 (Ward & Burke)
  • Railway Street: Northbound closure in place from the junction of Railway Street/Ship Street – junction of Railway Street/Lower Glanmire Road Friday 21st November 2014 (Ward & Burke)
  • Wandesford Street: Lane closure in place until Thursday 27th November inclusive to facilitate scaffolding works on Chambers Bar Building
  • Lynch’s Street: Road closed until Friday 21st November 2014 to facilitate the installation of a table top ramp (John O’Regan Tarmac)
  • Watermain Contract – MGOS: Localised works on Penrose Quay, Horgan’s Quay, works due for completion late November 2014
  • Parnell Place Renewal Project: Works near completion, late 2014 (McGinty&O’Shea)
  • Public Bike Scheme: Works for installation of public bikes
  • Brewery Corner, Blackpool: Road is now open on Lower John Street, Upper John Street & Watercourse Road, Cathedral Walk remains closed as works are still ongoing (Drainage Dept, CCC)

Friday 14th November 2014

  • St. Patrick’s Quay (at jct of Ship Street): Lane restrictions in place from 2200hrs – 0600hrs to facilitate the installation of traffic loops (Traffic Dept, CCC)
  • Horgan’s Quay: Lane restrictions in place from 2200hrs – 0600hrs to facilitate the installation of traffic loops (Traffic Dept, CCC)
  • Albert Quay West: Lane restrictions in place from 2200hrs – 0600hrs to facilitate road crossing for BAM development

Saturday 15th November 2014

  • Popes Quay: Full Closure from 0900hrs – 1500hrs to facilitate tree pruning (Parks Dept, CCC)
  • Model Farm Road: Inbound road closure from 0930hrs – 1500hrs to facilitate water-main repair (Water Dept, CCC)

Sunday 16th November 2014

  • Albert Quay East: Lane restrictions in place from 0930hrs – 2130hrs to facilitate ESB connection (BAM Building Ltd)

Monday 17th November 2014

  • South City Link: Lane restrictions both inbound & outbound from 2100hrs – 0600hrs to facilitate grass cutting (Parks Dept, CCC)
  • Lower Glanmire Road: Lane restrictions in place from 1930hrs – 0600hrs to facilitate road marking for Kent Station works (Ward & Burke)
  • Bridge Street: Bus Lane closed from 0930hrs – 1630hrs to facilitate the installation of ducting for fibre optic cables (ENET)
  • Wellington Road/Patrick’s Hill: Stop/Go in place from 1930hrs – 2330hrs to facilitate the installation of ducting for fibre optic cables (ENET)
  • Oliver Plunkett Street: Closure in place from 2000hrs – 0400hrs to facilitate the installation of Christmas Lights.
  • Connell Street: Parking restrictions in place from 0800hrs -1800hrs to facilitate the installation of ducting (UPC)
  • Albert Quay West: Lane restrictions in place from 1930hrs – 0600hrs to facilitate the installation of wastewater connection (BAM Building Ltd)
  • Glasheen Road (near the jct with Wilton Rd R/about): Stop/Go in place from 1000hrs – 1600hrs & 1930hrs – 2130hrs to facilitate slit trenches for the Wilton to Lee Road Trunk Main (Ground Investigations Ireland)

Tuesday 18th November 2014

  • Bridge Street: Bus Lane closed from 0930hrs – 1630hrs to facilitate the installation of ducting for fibre optic cables (ENET)
  • Wellington Road/Patrick’s Hill: Stop/Go in place from 1930hrs – 2330hrs to facilitate the installation of ducting for fibre optic cables (ENET)
  • Oliver Plunkett Street: Closure in place from 2000hrs – 0400hrs to facilitate the installation of Christmas Lights.
  • Connell Street: Parking restrictions in place from 0800hrs -1800hrs to facilitate the installation of ducting (UPC)
  • South City Link: Full outbound closure from midnight until 0200hrs from the jct of SCL/Boreenmanna Road to SCL/Turners Cross Slip to facilitate ESB cable maintenance, diversion route in place (ESB Networks)
  • Clashduv Road (at the junction with Deanrock Avenue): Stop/Go in place from 0930hrs – 1630hrs to facilitate road reinstatement (Dennehy Builders Ltd)
  • Albert Quay West: Lane restrictions in place from 1930hrs – 0600hrs to facilitate the installation of wastewater connection (BAM Building Ltd)
  • Tivoli Flyover (inbound slip): Full closure in place from 2100hrs – 0600hrs to facilitate the replacement of public lighting columns (Airtricity)
  • Silversprings Slip: Stop/Go in place from 2100hrs – 0600hrs to facilitate the replacement of public lighting columns (Airtricity)
  • Roger Casement Park: Stop/Go in place from 0800hrs – 2100hrs to facilitate slit trenches for the Wilton to Lee Road Trunk Main (Ground Investigations Ireland), local access will be maintained

Wednesday 19th November 2014

  • Bridge Street: Bus Lane closed from 0930hrs – 1630hrs to facilitate the installation of ducting for fibre optic cables (ENET)
  • Wellington Road/Patrick’s Hill: Stop/Go in place from 1930hrs – 2330hrs to facilitate the installation of ducting for fibre optic cables (ENET)
  • Connell Street: Parking restrictions in place from 0800hrs -1800hrs to facilitate the installation of ducting (UPC)
  • Albert Quay West: Lane restrictions in place from 1930hrs – 0600hrs to facilitate the installation of wastewater connection (BAM Building Ltd)
  • Tivoli Flyover (inbound slip): Full closure in place from 2100hrs – 0600hrs to facilitate the replacement of public lighting columns (Airtricity)
  • Silversprings Slip: Stop/Go in place from 2100hrs – 0600hrs to facilitate the replacement of public lighting columns (Airtricity)
  • Magazine Road: Stop/Go in place from 1000hrs – 1600hrs & 1930hrs – 2130hrs to facilitate slit trenches for the Wilton to Lee Road Trunk Main (Ground Investigations Ireland)
  • College Road: Stop/Go in place from 0930hrs – 1200hrs & 1930hrs – 2130hrs to facilitate slit trenches for the Wilton to Lee Road Trunk Main (Ground Investigations Ireland)

Thursday 20th November 2014

  • Bridge Street: Bus Lane closed from 0930hrs – 1630hrs to facilitate the installation of ducting for fibre optic cables (ENET)
  • Wellington Road/Patrick’s Hill: Stop/Go in place from 1930hrs – 2330hrs to facilitate the installation of ducting for fibre optic cables (ENET)
  • Connell Street: Parking restrictions in place from 0800hrs -1800hrs to facilitate the installation of ducting (UPC)
  • Albert Quay West: Lane restrictions in place from 2200hrs – 0600hrs to facilitate the installation of wastewater connection (BAM Building Ltd)
  • Orchard Road: Stop/Go in place from 0800hrs – 2100hrs to facilitate slit trenches for the Wilton to Lee Road Trunk Main (Ground Investigations Ireland)
  • College Road: Stop/Go in place from 0930hrs – 1200hrs & 1930hrs – 2130hrs to facilitate slit trenches for the Wilton to Lee Road Trunk Main (Ground Investigations Ireland)

Friday 21st November 2014

  • Bridge Street: Bus Lane closed from 0930hrs – 1630hrs to facilitate the installation of ducting for fibre optic cables (ENET)
  • Wellington Road/Patrick’s Hill: Stop/Go in place from 1930hrs – 2330hrs to facilitate the installation of ducting for fibre optic cables (ENET)
  • Albert Quay West: Lane restrictions in place from 2200hrs – 0600hrs to facilitate the installation of wastewater connection (BAM Building Ltd)
  • Orchard Road: Stop/Go in place from 0800hrs – 2100hrs to facilitate slit trenches for the Wilton to Lee Road Trunk Main (Ground Investigations Ireland)

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • 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

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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 .

(Issued by Grainne Morgan, Transportation Division) e-mail: grainne_morgan@corkcity.ie for further

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