Roadworks Information

Our overall objective is to construct, maintain and improve public roads and motorways to cater for the ever increasing volume of traffic and to provide the necessary infrastructure to support economic and social development.

The other principal activity is the implementation of traffic management schemes, cycle and pedestrian facilities, road safety measures including the promotion of road safety awareness and the operation of the school warden service.

“Public Road” as defined by Section 11 of the Roads Act, 1993 is any road over which a public right of way exists and the responsibility for its maintenance rests with the roads authority”.

Roads are classified as follows:-

  • National Primary – major roads linking cities, principal ports, airports and large towns and declared to be a national road by the Minister for Environment and Local Government under the Roads Act, 1993.
  • Regional Roads – are declared to be regional roads by the Minister for Environment and Local Government and are important feeder routes to the national roads
  • Local Roads – includes all urban and rural other than national or regional roads.

Any current Roadworks are listed here:

Temporary Road Closures – Various Locations – Watermains Maintenance

In accordance with the provisions of Section 75 of the Roads Act, 1993 and Article 12 of the Roads Regulations, 1994, Laois County Council having given the required notice has decided to temporarily close sections of public roads at various locations in Laois for durations of 1 to 4 days between Wednesday 17th June 2015 and Friday 17th June 2016, to facilitate essential maintenance of the water mains network.

List of affected roads: ‌Road Closures – Watermains Maintenance‌

Local access will be maintained. Appropriate signage will be in place to divert traffic along alternative route(s).

Any inconvenience caused is regretted.