Outline of Traffic Management Plan for N24 Works.

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Tipperary County Council has outlined the Traffic Management Plans that will be put in place to cater for the works that will be taking place on Davitt St over the coming months.

According to the council, the plan has taken into account the concerns expressed by local residents recently, as well as the fact that approximately 7,000 vehicles per day travel through the town on the N24.

Traffic Management Plan:

In order to reduce traffic where possible through the town during the works, Alternative Routes will be signposted for vehicles (except HGV’s) on the approaches to the town.

These shall be in place for the duration of the project (February to September 2019). See alternative routes below.

Alternative routes around roadworks.

From May to September when works are taking place on Church St, a one–way system is proposed due to the restricted width there. This will allow the works to be carried out safely and as efficiently as possible.

Eastbound traffic would remain on the N24 past the works and westbound traffic would be directed from Main St to O’Brien St to O’Connell Road rejoining the N24 after the Works close to Redmond Square – see drawing of one–way system below.

Proposed One-Way System

This one-way route includes a temporary mini-roundabout at the Galbally Rd/Emly Rd/O’Brien St junction. 

This roundabout is necessary to allow the safe and effective movement of vehicles through this junction. The current junction layout has very poor visibility. 

The size of the roundabout is the minimum required to allow turning space for goods vehicles.

The council acknowledges that some disruption will be caused by this one–way system, but it is seen as the best option for the safe and swift completion of the works and to ensure the avoidance of very lengthy delays on the N24 through Tipperary town.

Further traffic management plans are likely including some road closures along the works where side roads access onto Davitt St and Church St.
Any road closures will be notified to the residents concerned and will be published in local newspapers in advance.