M7/M8 Motorway – Proposed Roadworks / Lane Restrictions


(Road Regulations 1994)


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 www.laois.ie and Áras an Chontae, Portlaoise.

M7M8 Diversion Routes

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