Laois County Council wish to advise of the intention & decision to close the following road at the following location

Road: L-21208-0 Market Square and L-21209-0, Main Street, Portlaoise.
From a point: Junction with N80 Coote Street (53.033731, -7.302511)
To a point: Junction with L-63101-0 Church Avenue. (53.034160, -7.297147)

ON and/or BETWEEN the following dates & times

24/11/2020 18:00 and 23:00

25/11/2020 18:00 and 23:00

26/11/2020 18:00 and 23:00

For the purposes of Installation of Christmas lights

Alternative routes are outlined on the attached map.

Portlaoise Christams Lights – TMP

Portlaoise Christams Lights – TMP

Any objections or observations shall be emailed to: and copy the following



M7/M8 Motorway – Proposed Roadworks / Lane Restrictions

In accordance with the provisions of Section 75 of the above Act and Article 12 of the Roads Regulations, 1994, Laois County Council hereby serves notice that it proposes to implement slip lane (merge and diverge ramps) and roundabout closures on the M7 motorway at Junction 18 (Portlaoise), Junction 21 (Borris in Ossory) and the M8 Motorway at Junction 3 (Rathdowney), during the period 24th June 2020 to 30th October 2020 to facilitate roundabout repair works. A Traffic Management Plan will be in operation.

The works at the roundabout will involve slip lane motorway closures, with traffic directed along the diversion routes. Local traffic will be facilitated under a stop/go system at each roundabout. The works locations are as follows:

  • Junction 18, M7, Eastbound Roundabout
  • Junction 21, M7, Eastbound and Westbound Roundabouts
  • Junction 3, M8, Northbound and Southbound Roundabouts

Maps of the diversion routes are available for inspection at and Áras an Chontae, Portlaoise.

M7M8 Diversion Routes


Any person wishing to object to the proposed roadworks / lane restrictions should do so in writing to the Administrative Officer, Roads Section, Laois County Council, Áras an Chontae, James Fintan Lalor Avenue, Portlaoise not later than 4.00 pm on Monday 25th of May 2020.




Roads Programme 2020

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Laois County Council under Section 75 of the Roads Act, 1993, intends to close the following roads to public traffic to allow for strengthening and/or surface dressing.
It is intended to close these roads for a period of 1-3 days between the 29th May 2020 and the 31st October 2020.

Road Number/ Road Name/ Location

L-21339-0   Bull Lane Portlaoise
R-941-1       Fr. Browne Avenue Portlaoise
R-430-148   Carlow Road, Abbeyleix Abbeyleix
R-426-177   Moyadd Swan
L-6137-0    Colliers Lane Portlaoise
L-21208-0 Church Street Portlaoise
R-430-111 Mountrath Road, Abbeyleix Abbeyleix
R427            Cashel Ballyroan
L-78001-0 Crutt / Graiguenahown Swan
L-1652-29 Derrylaghan, Crookedwood Cross Abbeyleix
L-6719-0    Ballinakill Road Ballyroan
L-5731-25 Drimaterrill Ballymullen Abbeyleix
R-426-54   Hophall Portlaoise
R-425-104 Ballycarnan Portlaoise
L-21210-0 Cappagh North Portlaoise
L-66981-0 Burnwood Clonad Portlaoise
L-2112-24 Ross Portlaoise
L-26961-0 Clonad Portlaoise
L-2120-69 Ridge Road Portlaoise
L-2715-0 Bog Road Ballyroan
L-26801-0 Raheen Raheen

Road Number/ Road Name / Location

R430 Killeshin Road Towlerton
R424 Monasterevin Road Clonanny
L3976 Knockbeg Road Knockbeg
L 38961 Slip Road to R431 Moore’s Cross
L3975 Carlow Road Ballylynan
L39303 Tonafarna Road Raheennahown
R420 Link Road Portarlington
L3953 Athy Road Kildare Boundary to Ballintubbert
L7853-0 Coolrusk Road Luggacurren Village
R427 Vicarstown Road Dunrally
L7161 Skreagh Cross Kilbride
L7835 Carrick Road Stradbally
L39751 Barrowhouse to GAA Grounds Barrowhouse
L7891 OldLeagh Road Ballickmoyler
L39601 Fallaghmore Road Loughlass
L39306 Priors Lane Cappakeel
R445-82 Old Dublin Road New Inn Crossroads
R422 Emo New Inn Crossroads
L3852-26 Aghoney Road Scott Land
L3839-47 Loughlass Road Luggacurren
L7895-25, L7895-0 Killeshin Road Coornariska

Road Number/ Road Name / Location

R-423 Derrylusk
R-445 Moneymore
L-5056 Caher
L-1620 Ballycleary
L-5676 Trumera
R-433 Coolderry, Ballacolla
R-434 Dairyhill
L-1575 Oldtown Cullahill
L-1633 Cuffsborough
L-5551 Clonmeen Bog
L-1634 Bordwell
L-5610 Kildellig bog road
R-421 Coolagh
L-20012 Clonlyon
L-2013 Ballygillaheen
L-2092 Kilcavan
L-60941 Shanbeg
L-20181 Catholes
L-2095 Esker
R-421 Coolagh Cross to Offaly County Bounds
L-5550 & L-1553 Kyle & Graigueadrisly
L-5636 Skirke
L-6011 Gorteen, Rosenallis
L-1560 Brocka
L-1575 Brogerla
L-21204 Strahard Lane
L-56512 Dunmore
L-5591 Deerpark

Access for residents will be accommodated where possible. Diversions will be clearly signposted.

Any person wishing to object to the proposed road closures should do so in writing to the Administrative Officer, Roads Section, Laois County Council, Áras an Chontae, James Fintan Lalor Avenue, Portlaoise not later than 12:00 pm on 26th May 2020.



Laois County Council is seeking Expressions of Interest for sponsorship of the maintenance of a number of landscaped roundabouts located in Graiguecullen, Co Laois

Sponsorship of the roundabout will entitle the “Selected Sponsor” to have advertising rights on the roundabout. The roundabout offers an excellent promotional opportunity for business organisations.

Further information including tender documents are available on request from the Roads Department at 05786 64000, or by e-mail at

Expressions of Interest should be returned in a sealed envelope clearly marked ‘Expressions of Interest for Sponsorship of Roundabouts’ to Senior Engineer Roads, Laois County Council, Aras an Chontae, Portlaoise, Co. Laois by 4:00pm on Monday 5th November 2018.






Our overall objective is to construct, maintain and improve public roads and motorways to cater for the ever increasing volume of traffic and to provide the necessary infrastructure to support economic and social development.

The other principal activity is the implementation of traffic management schemes, cycle and pedestrian facilities, road safety measures including the promotion of road safety awareness and the operation of the school warden service.

“Public Road” as defined by Section 11 of the Roads Act, 1993 is any road over which a public right of way exists and the responsibility for its maintenance rests with the roads authority”.

Roads are classified as follows:-

  • National Primary – major roads linking cities, principal ports, airports and large towns and declared to be a national road by the Minister for Environment and Local Government under the Roads Act, 1993.
  • Regional Roads – are declared to be regional roads by the Minister for Environment and Local Government and are important feeder routes to the national roads
  • Local Roads – includes all urban and rural other than national or regional roads.