Some Parts Of M8 To Close For Maintenance This Week

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Drivers in Tipperary are advised by Tipperary County Council that a number of sections of the M8 will be closed during the week to allow for road resurfacing and marking works.

This will lead to a temporary increase in traffic on local roads – most of the traffic is expected to take the old N8 route between Cashel and Urlingford.

The first closure begins tonight and involves the off Slip and on Slip roads at Junction 8 of the M8 at Cashel/Clonmel. The M8 route itself is not impacted. The slip roads will be closed between 8pm tonight and 6am tomorrow Tuesday 15th November 2022. Traffic is diverted as follows – Exit the M8 Motorway at Junction 9 onto the R639 towards Cashel Town, onto lower Green Street and Upper Green Street to Junction 8.

M8 Motorway mainline from Junction 6 (Horse and Jockey/Thurles) Northbound to Junction 4 (Urlingford/Johnstown/Kilkenny) Northbound will be closed between 7am and 7pm on the 15th and 16th November. Traffic is diverted as follows – Exit the M8 Motorway at Junction 6 (Horse and Jockey/Thurles), turn left in the Horse and Jockey on the R639, follow through Littleton, Ballyshane and Urlingford, turn left onto the R693 after Urlingford and re-join the M8 Motorway at Junction 4.

M8 Motorway mainline from Junction 7 (Cashel/Dundrum) Northbound to Junction 6 (Horse and Jockey/Thurles) Northbound  will be closed between 7am  to 7pm  on 16th, 17th , 18th and 21st of November. Traffic is diverted as follows – Exit the M8 Motorway at Junction 7 onto the R639, follow the R639 through the Horse and Jockey, turn left in the Horse and Jockey on the N62 and re-join the M8 Motorway in Junction 6 (Horse and Jockey/Thurles).