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Temporary Closing of Roads (Overnight Closures) Notice of Decision (Advisory Notice) Roads Act, 1993

Kildare County Council (on behalf of Laois County Council and Transport Infrastructure Ireland) gives notice, in accordance with Section 75 of the Roads Act 1993, that it will close:


  • The M7 Westbound (Overnight Closures) between Junction 13 (Kildare) and Junction 16 (Portlaoise).
  • The M7 Junction 14 Westbound merge slip road (Overnight Closures)
  • The M7 Junction 15 Westbound merge slip road (Overnight Closures)

These closures were deferred from the original planned dates and will now take place over an approximate 12 week period, commencing on Monday night, 19 August 2019.

Please note that closures will be in place nightly between the different junctions.                                

Hours of closure:

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays: 9.00p.m. – 7.00a.m.

Fridays: 10.00p.m. – 9.00a.m.

Saturdays: 8.00p.m. – 9.00a.m.

Sundays: 8.00p.m. – 7.00a.m.

These closures are required to facilitate the resurfacing of the M7 Motorway mainline pavement.

M7 Diversion route:

Divert from the M7 at Junction 13 (Kildare) Take the third exit from the roundabout onto the R415, continue along the R415 until the junction with the R445. Traffic should take a left turn at the traffic lights and proceed along the R445 for approximately 25.5km. Traffic should take the first exit from the roundabout towards M7, Junction 16. Traffic to take the second exit on the next roundabout and take the third exit on the next roundabout, joining the M7 Motorway using the westbound merge slip ramp. 

Merge slip road diversion route:

Traffic, at either Junction 14 or 15, intending to travel west on the M7, should follow the diversion signage to the R445, and then proceed towards Junction 16, as described in the above M7 Diversion route.

Diversionary routes will be clearly signposted, as agreed with the councils and An Garda Síochána. Emergency access will be allowed at all times.

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