Galway City Council wishes to advise the public regarding traffic congestion and resulting traffic delays in the city.
Recent weeks have seen significant traffic volumes travelling to the City Centre and also wishing to travel across the City, resulting in congestion and delays
The traffic volumes arise from a combination of factors not least of which is the limited capacity of the existing road network and junctions in and around the city to cope with such peak volumes. This results in unavoidable delays for all road users.
Current & Future planned road closures and disruptions
1. Quincentenary Bridge (N6/N59 Junction)—HGV Diversion
These works which involve traffic signal upgrading and foot and cycle paths will continue for a further 4 to 5 weeks. The roadworks will commence each day at 10am and finish at 4pm.
From Monday, works will require the closing of one lane eastbound, with two lanes open westbound. A diversion for HGVs and Buses will be in place for one week from Tuesday 13th September for large vehicles wishing to approach from the N59 Moycullen Road to turn on to Quincentenary Bridge. These vehicles should now approach the Bridge by turning right at the Westwood Hotel and approach the junction via the Browne Roundabout at Corrib Park. Cars and other smaller vehicles may still turn.
2. Gaol Road at Galway Cathedral
In order to facilitate drainage works at the Cathedral, parts of Gaol Road will be closed at different periods until Friday, 7th October, 2011. Access will, at all times, be available from the Salmon Weir Bridge and University Road to Nuns’ Island.
3. Seamus Quirke Road
Works are continuing on this major scheme which is due for completion by the end of 2011. Galway City Council will be providing motorists with advance notices regarding revised interim traffic management arrangements when the surfacing works on sections of the east-bound lane are completed.
4. Lynch Roundabout at Briarhill (N6/R339 Junction)
Major works on this junction will start on Monday, 26th September. Advance signage indicating the dates of the works will be erected in advance of the works commencing. We will also be carrying up to date information as the works progress at this location on our website.
5. Road Re-surfacing on Monivea Road
Road re-surfacing on Monivea Road is to be carried out on the section of the Monivea Road between the Connolly Avenue junction and the McDonagh Avenue junction. Work will begin on Tuesday, 13th September and finish the following Friday, 23rd September.
6. Seapoint Promenade/Dr Colohan Road Re-surfacing
Re-surfacing works are also to be carried out on Seapoint Promenade/Dr. Colohan Road/Whitestrand Road between the Aquarium and Fr Griffin Road junction.
The Promenade/Dr Colohan Rd Works will be starting on the Promenade at the Aquarium side to the Grattan Rd. junction on Monday 12th September and should be completed by Friday 23rd September. The Dr Colohan Road/Whitestrand Road will commence following the completion of work on the Promenade.
7. Galway Bay Half-Marathon & 10K Race:
It is proposed to close Claddagh Quay, Grattan Road, Seapoint Promenade, Salthill Rd (Upper) and Upper Salthill to westbound traffic to facilitate these road races between 10am and 12.30pm on Saturday 1st October. Alternative routes will be in place.
Galway City Council seeks the co-operation of the public in relation to minimising disruption which will arise as a result of road and drainage works in the City.
We will endeavour to minimise such disruption and delays, and we apologise for any inconvenience caused by these necessary works.