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Ease your way into the new Limerick school year



Limerick school year – Limerick City and County Council has highlighted some key traffic routes where delays may take place next week.

Plan ahead due to roadworks and school re-openings around Limerick 

Revitalisation works on O’Connell Street are ongoing.

Ahead of next week’s return to schools and colleges for thousands of students, Limerick City and County Council is advising people to leave extra time for their journeys, ahead of what is traditionally a busy period on our roads due to the new Limerick school year.

Planning travel routes in advance can save time for all road users during peak times. Below Limerick City and County Council has highlighted some key routes where delays may take place next week, as well as providing some updates on the roads which have been closed during the summer. 






Brian Kennedy, Director for Transportation and Mobility with Limerick City and County Council is calling on road users to make themselves aware of the potential delays on their normal routes to school and college for the Limerick school year.

“This time of year is always a busy time on our roads as our schools and colleges return to normal routine. As with any large city, there are going to be road works underway all year round, but we are calling on all road users to read the information below and plan the best route for them and their families.” 

Road Updates 

· As a result of the impact of construction works in the city centre, Honan’s Quay under Sarsfield Bridge has reopened to traffic. 

· Roadworks at St. Nessan’s Road adjacent to UHL will be completed in September.

· Active Travel/ Safe Routes to School works on Roden Street and O’Connell Avenue beside An Modhscoil to be completed in the coming weeks. 

· The traffic management restrictions on Rutland Street will run until the end of September. 

· The road closure at the junction of Patrick Street and Honan’s Quay at Arthur’s Quay Shopping Centre is due to reopen in September. 

· O’Connell Street Revitalisation Works are ongoing.

· Resurfacing works on the M7 are currently expected to be completed by the first week in October. 

· New footpath and pedestrian crossing in front of Castleconnell N.S. will be completed in the first week of September.  

· New footpath is being installed next to Scoil an Spioraid Naoimh, Roxborough (R511) and is due to be completed in the coming weeks.  

A full list of road closures is available HERE 

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