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Ardee road closures next month for strengthening works

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This article originally appeared on ThisIsArdee.ie

Major road strenthening works are set to take place in Ardee town next month – with a number of roads in the town being closed to traffic, with diversions put in place.

John Street, Hale Street, Tierney Street and the N52 Kells Road will be closed at various times during the month of September to accommodate the road resurfacing procedures. The pavement assessment, repair and renewal report and tender documents were approved by Transport Infrastructure Ireland earlier this summer.

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The council propose to close the N52 Kells Road from 8pm on Wednesday September 6th to 6am the following day – and again from 8pm on Thursday September 7th to 6am on the Friday. The road will be closed during these times, with local access provided. Diversions to anf from Mandistown Cross via Blakestown will be available.

Tierney Street – from the main street to the end of the cul-de-sac – will also be closed from 8pm on Thursday September 7th to Friday September 8th at 6am.

The following week will see road closures on both John Street and Hale Street to facilitate works. Hale Street, to Richardstown Road, will be closed from 8pm to 6am every night/morning from Monday September 11th to Thursday September 14th.

ARDEE ROAD CLOSURES – AT A GLANCE

  • N52 Kells Road – Closed 8pm Wed Sept 6th to 6am Thurs Sept 7th, Closed 8pm Thurs Sept 7th to 6am Fri Sept 8th
  • Tierney Street – Closed from 8pm Thurs Sept 7th to 6am Fri Sept 8th
  • John Street – Closed from 8pm to 6am every night/morning from Mon Sept 11th to Thurs Sept 14th
  • Hale Street – Closed from 8pm to 6am every night/morning from Mon Sept 11th to Thurs Sept 14th

John Street – from the junction with the N2 all the way to Shanlis Cross – will be closed during the same times. Again, local access will be provided.

Back in May, councillors from the Ardee Municipal District heard that the work could not all be done at night – but the council left open the possibility that some of it it may be done late night. However, no works are scheduled to take place before 8pm so it is felt disruptions will be minimal.

“There will certainly be some disruption certainly associated with it in terms of traffic but it’s necessary to carry it out,” senior engineer Pat Finn said at the time.

Any person who wishes to object to the closure of these roads should lodge an objection in writing to Eugene McManus, Administrative Officer, Infrastructure, Louth County Council, Town Hall, Dundalk no later than 5pm this Friday (August 25th 2017).

Some of the closures in the town will coincide with road closures on the M1 at Ardee, which will divert extra traffic onto the Ardee Link Road and old Dundalk Road.

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