Revised traffic arrangements for the M8
From 12 noon on 16 May 2011 there will be traffic flow restrictions on the M8 motorway for a distance of 10 km from the Northern side of Junction 7 to the Southern side of Junction 9. The speed limit will be reduced to 100kmph by means of advisory traffic signs. All traffic will be reduced to one lane which will travel on the outside lane of the carriageways both northbound and southbound.
Appropriate VMS (Vehicle Message Signs) will be put in place on the northbound lane at Junction 10 Cahir (approx 5 km south of Cashel) and at the 2 km sign for Cashel. VMS signs will also be placed on the southbound lanes at Junction 6, Horse and Jockey, 5 km north of Cashel and at the 2 km sign for Cashel.
From 6pm on Thursday the 19th May 2011, Junction 7 will be closed.
Access to Cashel will be via Junction 8 and Junction 9.
Junction 7 will re-open early in the afternoon of Friday 20th May 2011.
From 6pm on Thursday 19th May 2011 to 12 midday on Friday 20th May 2011 the following will apply:
Traffic access to Cashel will be restricted. Traffic may enter Cashel Town via:
Junction Exits 8 and 9 from the M8 Motorway.
No traffic will be allowed to proceed through Cashel at
Lower Gate Street
The Green to Wallers Lot
N8 ( Old Dublin Road) from Junction 7 to Cashel town
Diversionary signs will be placed at all junctions and cordon points will be manned by Garda personnel to assist the public.
Fethard Town: 6pm Thursday 19th May to 2pm Friday 20th May 2011
On Thursday 19th May 2011 at 6pm the outer cordon restrictions will be put in place in Fethard which will allow for normal business to continue in Fethard.
A similar cordon will exist in Killenaule allowing normal business to continue in Killenaule also. Local roads will be diverted accordingly.
Junctions will be manned by Garda Personnel from 6pm on Thursday and diversionary signs will be in place.
Local traffic will be allowed to pass through with restrictions.
Garda Press Office
14th May 2011