A Laois County Council representative has given an update on the Portlaoise South Circular road project, which will connect the Timahoe Road to the Abbeyleix Road in Portlaoise.
Work on the project began in August last year, and when finished it will complete the inner relief road around Portlaoise town connecting the N80 Stradbally Rd to the N80 Mountmellick Rd.
Speaking to LaoisToday, Executive Engineer for Roads for Laois County Council Donnacha Reynolds has said that the works are due to be completed by the end of September, with work on the Timahoe Road scheduled to end on the August bank holiday.
The development includes;
- Construction of 550m of new single carriageway road between the R426 Timahoe and N77 Abbeyleix Roads;
- Extension of the existing link road, currently terminating close to the Aldi Supermarket entrance, to continue to a new roundabout at the junction of this extended link road with the new Portlaoise Southern Circular Road;
- Improvement works to the existing roundabout on the R426 Timahoe Road with the Portlaoise Southern Circular Road and realignment of the R426 Timahoe Road with the construction of a new roundabout at the entrance to the People’s Park;
- Construction of a realigned roundabout on the N77 Abbeyleix Road with Father Browne Avenue to accommodate the extended Portlaoise Southern Circular Road together with minor improvement works locally on both roads.
At present, there is a road closure on the R426 from the junction at Liam Fitzpatrick’s Tyres to the roundabout with Lismard Business Park.
This is due to be in place until Friday August 2 at 6pm.
The new relief road aims to improve access to the town Centre and will improve access to the new school campus and O’Moore Park Stadium.
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