North Tipperary County Council and Thurles Town Council will shortly be closing Cuchulainn Road, and O’Donovan Rossa in Thurles Town, to traffic. The planned closures have been agreed by the engineering staff, council members and executive for the purpose of facilitating works associated with the ‘Watermain Rehabilitation Works,’ in the town.
This programme will see all the water mains replaced so as to allow for increased capacity associated with the introduction of the Thurles Regional Water Scheme in the coming months. Areas to be affected with the road closures include:- (1) L4026 Cuchulainn Road from its junction with Parnell Street (R498) to its junction with ODonovan Rossa Street (N62).(2) N62 O’Donovan Rossa Street from its junction with Liberty Square to its junction with Cuchulainn Road (L4026) & Brittas Road/Templemore Road (N62). The above roads closures, which will be on a phased basis, are expected to begin from 6am on Tuesday August 6th 2013 to 6pm on Friday 28th September 2013. It is understood that no more than one road closure will take place at any one time & local and business access will be maintained. If all goes according to plan roads in this area will also re-opened at weekends. Motorists are advised to use the following alternative routes during this necessary disruption:-(1) Via N62 – Parnell Street, R498 – Castlemeadows, L4039 – Leugh Road, the Jimmy Doyle Road and N62 – Brittas Road/Templemore Road. (2) Via N62 – Parnell Street, R498 – Castlemeadows, L4039 – Leugh Road, the Jimmy Doyle Road and N62 – Brittas Road/Templemore Road. The Town Council also recently announced that they have purchased the property at the corner of Cuchulainn Road/O’Donovan Rossa Street, formerly known as Campbell’s Tyre Centre,
A portion of this property will be demolished to make way for a new and more open junction layout which wil lalso help with traffic flow in the area and make the junction more safe.