Coburg Street Traffic Diversion

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Cork City Council advises the public that in order to facilitate the ongoing construction works on the upgrading of the public realm in Coburg Street, Bridge Street and MacCurtain Street areas, new traffic arrangements will be introduced in the coming weeks.


Coburg Street will close to through-traffic from Tuesday 31st January.  Access to local businesses and homes on Coburg Street will remain, as will emergency access to the street.  


Traffic coming from Leitrim Street will be able to continue up Hardwick Street and onto Wellington Road or will exit on to Devonshire Street with the option to turn right towards Blackpool or left towards the city centre.


Some new set-down spaces will be provided on Leitrim Street to allow parents to drop and collect school children and to support short term parking so motorists can access nearby businesses.  All other traffic should follow the signed diversion routes, a video detailing the diversion routes is available here and on  or see maps below.


This phase of the scheme will deliver upgraded footpaths, new bus stops and shelters, improved public lighting, road resurfacing, lining and other public realm improvements in Coburg Street , Bridge Street and MacCurtain Street . As works progress over the coming weeks, localised lane restrictions will continue on Bridge Street and works will also progress onto the northern footpath of MacCurtain Street.


Coming into the city is easy, just follow the signage. For further information and to sign up to Cork City Council alerts on road closures and traffic diversions, see .


Cork City Council and its contractors wish to thank the public for their ongoing patience as this next phase of the works are undertaken.

Diversion Route Maps 

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North Link Road via Leitrim Street to Wellington Road


North Link Road (N20) to Kent Railway Station (Lower Glanmire Road)


North Link Road (N20) to Summerhill North


Southbound Route from North Link Road (N20) to South Link Road (N27)