Louth County Council have confirmed that their proposed road closures in Ardee next month will go ahead as planned, with John Street, Hale Street, Tierney Street the N52 Kells Road all set for overnight closures at various intervals in September.
The road closures are to accommodate road resurfacing procedures – the pavement assessment, repair and renewal report and tender documents for which were approved by Transport Infrastructure Ireland earlier this summer.
Last week, the local authority announced their intent to close the roads for the works and after a period where objections were invited, they have now decided to press ahead with the plans.
The council will close the N52 Kells Road to traffic 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 completely closed during these times, with only local access provided. Diversions to and 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.
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.
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
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.
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.