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Temporary Closing of Roads N55

Temporary Closing of Roads – Roads Act 1993 (Section 75)


Kildare County Council, acting on behalf of Longford County Council under a Section 85 Agreement (Local Government Act 2001), hereby gives notice that it proposes to close the road described as follows:


Road(s) to be Closed: TheN55 between Edgeworthstown and Ballymahon 


Date of Closure:         Monday 18 July 2016 at 8.00 a.m.

                                   to Monday 1 August 2016 at 6.00 p.m. 


Hours of Closure:       24 Hours (each day)


Edgeworthstown to Ballymahon:      

Divert at Edgeworthstown via the N4 to Longford, continue on N4 and then N5 Longford Bypassto Ballyminion Roundabout. Take L-1175 and L-1176 through Flancare Industrial Estate, then N63 towards Lanesborough taking left at Ballymacormick onto R397, via Keenagh, to R392 then onto Ballymahon.


Ballymahon to Edgworthstown:

Divert at Ballymahon to R392 towards Lanesborough. Take right onto R397 to Longford via Keenagh. At Ballymacormick take N63 towards Longford and then the L-1176 through Flancare Industrial Estate and L-1175 to the N5 Ballyminion Roundabout. Follow N5 (Dublin bound) to N4 (Dublin bound) and onwards to Edgeworthstown.


Any Person wishing to make a submission in relation to the proposed temporary road closure must lodge the submission, in writing, with the undersigned not later than 5.00 p.m. on Wednesday 29 June 2016.


E-mailed submissions will be accepted at


This closure is to facilitate Bridge Rehabilitation works on the N55 at Fowlards Bridge, Ballymahon.


Local Access will be maintained at all times.


Evelyn Wright,

Senior Executive Officer,

Roads, Transportation and Public Safety,

At the address below.

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