Notice of Intention – Temporary Closure of Public Roads




In accordance with Section 75 of the Roads Act 1993 and Section 12 of the Roads Regulations 1994, notice is hereby given that Laois County Council proposes to temporarily close the following roads for the period and the reasons specified below:-

Roads the Subject of Proposed Temporary Closure
Main Street, Portlaoise – from Upper Main Street (including Market Square) to the intersection with Church Avenue.
Church Street – from Main Street to the junction with Jessop Street
Bull Lane – from Main Street to the Supervalu Car Park
Railway Street – from Main Street to rear entrance to Loughlin’s Hotel

Period/Time of Proposed Temporary Closure
Friday from 17.30hrs to Saturday at 8.00hrs
Saturday from 11.00hrs to Monday at 8.00hrs
(where a bank holiday occurs, this will extend to Tuesday at 8.00hrs)

This temporary closure is proposed separately and in addition to the current road temporary closure arrangements on Lower Main Street, Portlaoise.

Reason for Proposed Temporary Closure

To support adherence to public health guidelines, to support the measures outlined in the Roadmap for the Reopening of Society and Business, to support the actions of the County Laois Business Recovery Group and to enable Main Street, Portlaoise to be a Covid Compliant Street.

Alternative Routes
Via Tower Hill, Church Avenue, Mountmellick Road, JFL Avenue.

Observations regarding this proposed temporary road closure can be made in writing to the undersigned and/or emailed to to be received not later than 1.00pm on Friday 17th July, 2020.

Simon Walton
Director of Services
Laois County Council

20040-02 Main St Portlaoise-Full Main Street scheme Rev 2

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