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15 weeks of improvement works planned on busy Laois road

Motorists face 15 weeks of disruption as a 4km stretch of a busy Laois road is set to have improvement works – beginning later this week.

From Thursday April 15, Laois County Council will commence the the N80 Ballymacken Road Reconstruction Scheme.

The Scheme involves the reconstruction and resurfacing of approximately 4km of the N80 National Secondary Road on the Stradbally Road, Portlaoise.

Works will be carried out from St Peter and Paul’s Church, Portlaoise Town to the Ballymacken Industrial Estate – more commonly known as The Sawmills.

The project is funded by Transport Infrastructure Ireland.

Laois County Council confirmed that Kilsaran Road Surfacing and Contracting are the main contractors and the works will take approximately 15 weeks to complete.

The works will be undertaken in phases and carried out between the hours of 7am to 7pm.

A spokesperson said: “Various temporary traffic management arrangements will be in place for the duration of the works with a particular focus on local, one-way traffic systems.

“In general outbound vehicular traffic will continue to use the N80 whereas inbound traffic will be diverted via the Portlaoise Southern Circular Road and other suitable routes.

“As works progress interim traffic management plans will be available on the Laois County Council website. Alternative routes will be fully sign posted.

“Local access will be retained but there may be interim interruptions.

“Pedestrians will not be subject to diversions.”

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Stradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016.