There will be no road closure in Ardee tonight (Thursday, Nov 23rd) as previously advertised due to low temperatures forecast.
Louth County Council engineers say that tonight’s cold weather means that the road surfacing work won’t go ahead. They say asphalt cannot be laid under a specified road surface temperature.
Road surface temperatures are expected to dip below zero degrees Celsius this evening.
This means the N52 will be open as normal and there will be no stop-and-go system overnight on the N2 through the town.
The junction of the N52 Kells Road and the N2 Castle Street Ardee had been set to close from 8pm tonight to 6am tomorrow morning (Friday, November 24th). This closure has been postponed.
Resurfacing works will not recommence until Monday evening next (November 27th). Work has been ongoing on the €1.2 million Ardee pavement rehabilitation programme for the last three weeks.
Local councillor Dolores Minogue has been keeping in regular contact with council officials and say she will keep her constituents updated with changes and updates as they happen.
Work on resurfacing – from Castle Street to the Monastery NS Boys School – will continue on Monday and throughout every night next week.
The work will take place overnight – between 8pm and 6am nightly.