Breaking: Thurles road will be open to two lane traffic for the weekend as Gardai appeal to people to use car parks

Noel Dundon

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Slievenamon Road will be back to two lanes for the weekend.

Slievenamon road in Thurles will be back in action for the up-coming busy weekend eventhough works will not be completed for another two weeks

Slievenamon Road in Thurles will return to two-way traffic in time for the busy up-coming weekend with Tipperary taking on Cork in the Munster championship football and hurling in Semple Stadium on Saturday and Sunday evening respectively.

The road has been the subject of much up-grade over the course of the last two months with much traffic disruption as a result. And, businesses, customer and residents alike will be delighted to note that the who project will be fully completed within two weeks, eventhough the road will be opened by Saturday evening.

Some additional works still have to be completed including the the final resurfacing, but Templemore Thurles District Engineer Mr John Jones has told public representatives that the traffic lights will be gone for the weekend.

Much of the Cork traffic will be coming in from the Horse and Jockey and they will be delighted to note that the road will be fully operational.

Gardai will be issuing tickets on Saturday and Sunday in Thurles.

Meanwhile Gardai are warning that parking tickets will be issued to car parking illegally in Thurles over the weekend. A traffic management plan will be in place and Gardai are appealing to the general public to avail of the car parks provided to ensure that safe access and egress from the town is possible.