Munster V Ulster
Thomond Park, Limerick on Saturday, the 29th December 2012
The following is the Traffic Management Plan to cater for Munster V Ulster at Thomond Park Rugby Stadium, Old Cratloe Road, Limerick City on Saturday, the 29th December 2012 – Kick Off 5.30pm.
Patrons attending are strongly advised to park in city centre car parks and avail of bus services to the grounds only from outside Dunnes Stores, Lower Henry Street.
GENERAL TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS
1. Thomond Bridge / Sarsfield Bridge and New Shannon Bridge will remain open to Two Way Traffic throughout the event.
2. Traffic travelling out bound (N7) on Sexton Street North towards Old Cratloe Road and past the stadium or intending to turn right at Hassetts Cross northbound along Kileely Road (R464) will not be restricted but due to volume, delays can be expected from as early as 3.30pm. Similarly traffic travelling outbound on N18 can expect to experience delays also.
3. No general parking spaces are available within the grounds and vehicle access to the grounds (this includes access for vehicles with special needs) is limited by Pass Only issued by Stadium Management. Parking restrictions will be put in place at / near the Stadium. Vehicles found in breach are liable to be impounded.
4. Pre match Road closures and diversions as set out below will come into effect at 3.30pm and will remain in place until at least 8:00pm. Where road closures / diversions apply at public services vehicles [including taxis / hackneys] buses / minibuses and specially adapted [disabled] vehicles and vehicles with Residents Passes will be allowed proceed beyond the road closures / diversions. Resident Passes are available at Mayorstone Garda Station.
Traffic travelling inbound along the Ennis Road and intending to turn left at Ivan’s for Northern Ring Road (N7) (Brookville Avenue) and travelling North bound from Clonmacken Road intending to proceed towards Northern Ring Road (N7) (Brookville Ave) can expect delays and are subject to volume of patrons attending event liable to be diverted on Ennis Road at Ivan’s Shop, Caherdavin.
Traffic travelling inbound (R464) from Parteen, Moyross, Long Pavement direction will be diverted left onto New Road subject to volume of patrons attending event, Kileely and may be subject to delay / diversion.
Road Closures will likely to apply between 3.30pm onwards at the following locations;
Shelbourne Road Upper at its junction with Shelbourne Park
Shelbourne Road Upper at it’s junction with Mayorstone Drive
Old Cratloe Road at its junction with Mayorstone Avenue
Old Cratloe Road at its junction with Mayorstone Upper
Old Cratloe Road near its junction with Merval Drive
The Garda advice to all patrons attending this event on the 29th December 2012 is to arrive early, avail of street parking in the City Centre areas. Patrons can either walk out to the Stadium – 15/20 minute walk or avail of the Shuttle Bus Service departing from the Bus Eireann Bus Stop, Lower Henry Street to the stadium or a PSV vehicle. Patrons availing of this advice are likely to avoid delays in travelling home after match.
The Old Cratloe Road – Cratloe Road Roundabout to Hassett’s Cross and Shelbourne Road – Hassett’s Corss to Union Cross will be closed to all traffic (for approx 20 minutes / half an hour) on termination of the Match to permit the safe egress of patrons from the Stadium.
Patrons with Special Needs that are attending the match can avail of parking at Limerick Institute of Technology.