Bypass Closure Awareness Notice for September 21st and 22nd

A decade ago: Kevin Healy Rae, Kilgarvan pictured at the opening of the N21 Castleisland Bypass in October 2010 as the official business of the day goes on in the background. ©Photograph: John Reidy 22-10-2010

A notice from Colas Teoranta and Roadbridge Joint Venture on behalf of Transport Infrastructure Ireland on another temporary bypass closure later this month.

The notice urges the creation of awareness of plans to close the over a period of two days to facilitate routine maintenance works.

Schedule of Work

The closure and work schedule, the third so far this year on the almost ten-year-old bypass, includes: grass cutting; weed spraying; drain cleaning; hedge cutting; litter picking and road sweeping.

The intention is to close the northbound dual carriageway between the roundabout with the N23 to the south and the L2041 and repeat this on the southbound carriageway the following day.

Traffic Diverted Through Castleisland

The program for the closures is as follows: North-bound closure on Monday, September 21st. From 8am to 4pm.

South-bound closure on Tuesday, September 22nd  from 8am to 4pm. During this time, traffic will be diverted through Castleisland.

With traffic flow back to the levels of the pre-Covid-19 era, the diversion of traffic on these two days will add greatly to the volumes through the town.

Care will have to be taken by all concerned, drivers and pedestrian alike as a result.