The city centre will have a new traffic flow system from next week

Just a heads up!

Cork City Council earlier this week announced a number of new permanent northbound traffic flow arrangements which will come into effect in the city from Tuesday August 9th.

From Tuesday onwards, all traffic travelling South Ring Road, Parnell Place and Patrick Street will need to use either the Brian Boru Bridge or Michael Collins Bridge and then onwards to St Patrick’s Quay and Camden Quay to access the N20, Blackpool, and Mulgrave Road.

The new traffic flow arrangements form part of the MacCurtain St Public Transport Improvement Scheme, which correspond to further works moving onto Merchant’s Quay and Lavitt’s Quay as well as continuing works on St Patrick’s Quay, all of which will see some lane restrictions for a period of time.

The following changes will take place in order to facilitate the traffic flow changes:

  • A dedicated right turn lane will be provided from the N20 onto Mulgrave Road/Pope’s Quay
  • A new northbound lane will be put into operation on Brian Boru Bridge to provide access to Brian Boru Street and St. Patrick’s Quay
  • Two right turning eastbound lanes will be provided on Parnell Place
  • Two lanes will be provided on Camden Quay turning right onto the N20 to facilitate the new traffic route
  • Northbound vehicular traffic will no longer be permitted to turn right from Merchants Quay onto St Patrick’s Bridge or to turn right from Lavitt’s Quay onto Christy Ring Bridge (except for busses

Motorists are being warned to observe the new signage in place and to allow additional time on their journey as people adjust to the new arrangements. A video of the changes is available to watch here, and check out the Transport For Cork City website for more info.

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