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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 24th February 2017

 Ongoing Works:

 

  • Grenville Place: Full closure outbound from the junction of Henry Street to the junction of Grattan Street to facilitate the restoration of Boole House (Cumnor), local access for neighbouring businesses will be maintained, - **Please note that this closure will remain in place until early 2017**
  • Sunday’s Well Road: Full closure inbound currently in place from the junction of Shanakiel Road to facilitate the restructuring of a retaining wall at Panorama Terrace (Manning Ground Engineering), local access will be maintained
  • Cattlemarket Avenue: Full closure currently in place outbound to facilitate watermain installation as part of the watermain contract (MGOS), local diversion in place - this will be in place until 3rd March 2017
  • Bowling Green Street: Lane restrictions currently in operation to facilitate repair to Dunnes Stores (Sisk), traffic will be maintained
  • Union Quay: Lane restrictions in place from 0800hrs – 1800hrs to facilitate foul tie in for Anglesea Street Courthouse (BAM), two way traffic will be maintained

 

Upcoming Works:

 

Saturday 25th February 2017

  • Douglas Road:  Stop/Go in place from 0930hrs -1800hrs between the junction of Cross Douglas Road and the junction of Bellair to facilitate tree pruning (The Tree Doctor)
  • Knapps Square: Full closure in place this morning at 0930hrs to facilitate drainage repair (Drainage Dept, CCC)

 

Sunday 26th February 2017

  • Western Road/Lancaster Quay: Lane restriction in place from 2300hrs – 0600hrs to facilitate manhole survey for the Lower Lee Flood Relief Scheme (Apex Surveys)
  • Wandesford Quay: Give/Take in place from 2300hrs – 0600hrs to facilitate manhole survey for the Lower Lee Flood Relief Scheme (Apex Surveys)
  • Wilton Road: Stop/Go in place from 0700hrs – 1700hrs to facilitate traffic signal controller changeout (Traffic Dept, CCC)
  • Knapps Square: Full closure in place until 1700hrs this evening  to facilitate drainage repair (Drainage Dept, CCC)

Monday 27th February 2017

  • Popes Quay: Lane restriction in place from 2300hrs – 0600hrs to facilitate manhole survey for the Lower Lee Flood Relief Scheme (Apex Surveys)
  • Mardyke Walk/Dyke Parade: Bus Lane closed from 0930hrs – 1600hrs adjacent St. Joseph's School to facilitate drainage repair (Drainage Dept, CCC)
  • Parliament Street/South Mall: Lane restriction in operation from 2345hrs – 0600hrs to facilitate chamber cover repair (Ryca Contracts), traffic will be maintained
  • Little Cross Street: Give/Take in place from 0930hrs – 1700hrs to facilitate saddle connection (DW Utilities)
  • Mervue Lawn: Give/Take in operation from 0930hrs – 1700hrs to facilitate drainage repair (Drainage Dept, CCC)
  • Upper Cattlemarket Street: Stop/Go in place from 0930hrs – 1800hrs to facilitate permanent road reinstatement as part of the watermain contract (MGOS)

Tuesday 28th February 2017

  • Grenville Place: Full closure from 0930hrs – 1800hrs from the junction of Henry Street to the junction of Grattan Street to facilitate the restoration of Boole House (Cumnor), local access for neighbouring businesses will be maintained
  • Little Cross Street: Give/Take in place from 0930hrs – 1700hrs to facilitate saddle connection (DW Utilities)
  • Shandon Street: Give/Take in place from 2300hrs – 0600hrs to facilitate manhole survey for the Lower Lee Flood Relief Scheme (Apex Surveys)
  • Mervue Lawn: Give/Take in operation from 0930hrs – 1700hrs to facilitate drainage repair (Drainage Dept, CCC)
  • Upper Cattlemarket Street: Stop/Go in place from 0930hrs – 1800hrs to facilitate permanent road reinstatement as part of the watermain contract (MGOS)
  • Great William O’ Brien Street: Road closure inbound from 0930hrs this morning to facilitate tie ins at O’Connell Street junction as part of the watermain contract (MGOS)

          **Please note that Brocklesby street will be closed inbound to facilitate the above work**

  • Evergreen Street: Full closure in place from 1930hrs – 2330hrs from the junction of Quaker Road/Tower Street to the junction of Travers Street to facilitate water main repair (Water Dept, CCC)

Wednesday 1st March 2017

  • Little Cross Street: Give/Take in place from 0930hrs – 1700hrs to facilitate saddle connection (DW Utilities)
  • Mervue Lawn: Give/Take in operation from 0930hrs – 1700hrs to facilitate drainage repair (Drainage Dept, CCC)
  • Upper Cattlemarket Street: Stop/Go in place from 0930hrs – 1800hrs to facilitate permanent road reinstatement as part of the watermain contract (MGOS)
  • Great William O’ Brien Street: Road closure currently in place to facilitate tie ins at O’Connell Street junction as part of the watermain contract (MGOS)

          **Please note that Brocklesby street will be closed inbound to facilitate the above work**

  • Grattan Hill: Full closure in place from 0930hrs – 1600hrs from the junction of Lower Grattan Hill/Mahoney’s Avenue to Lincoln Place to facilitate water main repair (Water Dept, CCC)
  • Knockrea Mews (Ballinlough): Stop/Go in place from 0930hrs – 1800hrs to facilitate duct installation (VMI)

Thursday 2nd March 2017

  • Little Cross Street: Give/Take in place from 0930hrs – 1700hrs to facilitate saddle connection (DW Utilities)
  • Mervue Lawn: Give/Take in operation from 0930hrs – 1700hrs to facilitate drainage repair (Drainage Dept, CCC)
  • Upper Cattlemarket Street: Stop/Go in place from 0930hrs – 1800hrs to facilitate permanent road reinstatement as part of the watermain contract (MGOS)
  • Great William O’ Brien Street: Road closure currently in place to facilitate tie ins at O’Connell Street junction as part of the watermain contract (MGOS)

          **Please note that Brocklesby street will be closed inbound to facilitate the above work**

  • Gerald Griffin Street: Road closure inbound from 1930hrs – 0600hrs to facilitate tie ins at O’Connell Street junction as part of the watermain contract (MGOS)
  • Knockrea Mews (Ballinlough): Stop/Go in place from 0930hrs – 1800hrs to facilitate duct installation (VMI)

                                                                                 Friday 3rd March 2017

  • Little Cross Street: Give/Take in place from 0930hrs – 1700hrs to facilitate saddle connection (DW Utilities)
  • Mervue Lawn: Give/Take in operation from 0930hrs – 1700hrs to facilitate drainage repair (Drainage Dept, CCC)
  • Upper Cattlemarket Street: Stop/Go in place from 0930hrs – 1800hrs to facilitate permanent road reinstatement as part of the watermain contract (MGOS)
  • Great William O’ Brien Street: Road closure currently in place to facilitate tie ins at O’Connell Street junction as part of the watermain contract (MGOS)

          **Please note that Brocklesby street will be closed inbound to facilitate the above work**

  • Knockrea Mews (Ballinlough): Stop/Go in place from 0930hrs – 1800hrs to facilitate duct installation (VMI)

                                                                                                   

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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 http://www.corkcity.ie/services/roadstransportation/transportationdivision/roadclosuresanddiversions/

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