Public Notice of Intention: Temporary Closing of Roads - To facilitate the Ironman Triathlon

09 August 2012

TEMPORARY CLOSING OF ROADS
Roads Act 1993 - Section 75
Roads Regulations 1994 - Article 12
Notice of Intention

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1. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Galway City Council proposes to make an order closing:-

Salthill Car Park and Claude Toft Car Park

Period of Closure: From 6.00am on Thursday, August 30th to 6.00pm on Monday, September 3rd 2012.

Reason: To facilitate construction of a transition area for the Ironman Triathlon.

Alternative Parking: Alternative parking will be available on the Promenade, however all vehicles must also be removed from the Promenade on the evening before race-day Sunday, September 2nd 2012.

2. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Galway City Council proposes to make an order closing:-

Salthill Road Upper (R336) from Threadneedle Road to D'Arcy Roundabout and Seapoint Promenade (R336) from D'Arcy Roundabout (Seapoint) to Grattan Road (Galway Business Institute) and Grattan Road from Dr Colohan Road to Nimmo's Pier, Claddagh Quay.

Period of Closure: From 04.00am to 5.00pm on Sunday, September 2nd 2012

Reason: To facilitate the Run Route for the Ironman Triathlon

Alternative Routes: Alternative routes for traffic will be via signposted diversion routes.

Diversion Routes: Alternative routes are detailed in the attached summary.

Shuttle Routes: A manned shuttle route will be in operation on Salthill Road Upper to facilitate Galway Bay Hotel and Salthill Hotel.

A manned shuttle route will be in operation on Seapoint Promenade to facilitate Quincentennial Drive & the Atlantaquarium.

A manned shuttle route will be in operation on Grattan Road to facilitate residents of Grattan Park.

3. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Galway City Council proposes to make an order closing:-

Salthill Road Upper (R864) from D'Arcy Roundabout Seapoint to Lenaboy Gardens

Period of Closure: From 04.00am to 2.00pm on Sunday, September 2nd 2012

Reason: To facilitate the Cycle Route for the Ironman Triathlon

Alternative Routes: Alternative routes for traffic will be via signposted diversion routes.

Diversion Routes: Alternative routes are detailed in the attached summary.

4. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Galway City and County Councils propose to make orders closing:-

The Galway - Maigh Cuillinn - Oughterard - Clifden Road (N59) and Newcastle Road Upper (N59) from Quincentenary Bridge, Galway City to Maam Cross, Distillery Road, Newcastle Road Lower (R864), Newcastle Road (R864), St. Mary's Road (R864), Salthill Road Lower and Salthill Road Upper

Period of Closure: From 7.00am to 2.00pm on Sunday, September 2nd 2012

Reason: To facilitate the Cycle Route for the Ironman Triathlon

Alternative Routes: Alternative routes for traffic will be via signposted diversion routes.

Diversion Routes: Alternative routes are detailed in the attached summary.

Diversion Routes for Sunday Sept 2nd

From Galway City Centre to City West or Bearna Road and vice-versa.

4:00am to 7:00am A route will be available via Wolfe Tone Bridge, Fr. Griffin Road, The Cresent, Salthill Road Lower, Dr Mannix Road and Threadneedle Road and Vice-versa.

From the Connamara area west of Maam Cross divert via R336 to An Scriob, Casla, An Spidéal, Na Forbacha and Bearna to Galway City, East County Galway and vice-versa.

From the Connamara Area North of Maam Cross including Leenane divert via R345 to Cornamona, An Fhairche, Cong, via the R344 to Headford and the N84 to Galway City East County Galway and vice-versa.

7:00am to 2.00pm Anyone wishing to travel towards Galway City Centre, Galway City East or Galway County East must use the Quincentenary Bridge as it will be the only bridge available .

From Galway City West to City Centre, City East or County East and vice-versa.

7:00am to 2:00pm The Quincentenary Bridge will be the only bridge available during this period.

2:00pm to 5:00pm The Quincentenary, Wolfe Tone, Salmon Weir & O'Brien's Bridges will be available.

From Nuns Island, The Claddagh, Small Crane or Salthill Lower as far West as Ocean Wave to any location and vice-versa.

7:00am to 2:00pm Wolfe Tone, Salmon Weir & O'Brien's Bridges will be available

Emergency Vehicle Access & Egress only

Due to the nature of the event and necessary road closures, certain areas will have no vehicular access or egress while the event passes by. This includes; The Galway - Clifden Road (N59) from Maam Cross to Galway City between 7:00am and 2:00pm, and those Galway City Areas detailed on the table below.

Duration

Emergency Vehicle Access & Egress only during these hours

7:00am to 2:00pm

Monksfield, St. Mary's Road, Salthill Road Lower, Lios Ealtan, Cúl Trá, Lenaboy Park, Beach Ave, Só Na Tra, Upper Newcastle Road, Corrib Village, Snipe Avenue, Distillery Road, Lower Newcastle Road, Ashgrove Road, Newcastle Road, University Close Nile Lodge, Cooke's Corner, Scholars' Walk (Main entrance UHG will be closed), Páirc na Sceiche, Ballagh, Knocknafraska, Chestnut Lane, Ard na Locha, Aughnacurra, Dangan Heights, Dangan Court, I.D.A. Business Park Dangan, NUIG Sports Grounds, N59 Rd. (Clifden Rd) Peacock's Maam Cross including Maigh Cuillinn , Killanin, Oughterard.

7:00am to 5:00pm

Salthill Seapoint Car Park, Salthill Road Upper (Blackrock to D'Arcy Roundabout), Seapoint Promenade, Grattan Road, Grattan Park, Nimmo's Pier, Claddagh Quay, Frenchville Terrace, Southpark Terrace.

Should you have any query regarding the intended closures please call 091 395783 alternatively you can email any queries to Ireland70.3@Ironman.com

Please note that the Galway County Council functional area extends westwards on the Galway Clifden Road(N59) from Bushypark to Maam Cross and any submissions in regard to the closures in the Galway County Council functional area should be addressed to the Galway County Council.

The remainder of the proposed closures are within the Galway City Council functional area and similarly submissions in regard to the closures in the Galway City Council functional area should be addressed to the Galway City Council.

Documents can be inspected at the Galway City Council, Transportation and Infrastructure Department and at Galway County Council, Áras an Chontae, Prospect Hill, Galway City during normal office hours, from 9.00am to 4.00pm, Monday to Friday. Documents can also be viewed at the Galway County Library in Oughterard (see www.galway.ie for opening times). Submissions in regard to the proposed temporary closure may be submitted to the appropriate Local Authority in writing to the undersigned, not later than 12.00 noon on Friday 17th August 2012.

Signed:
Ciarán Hayes,
Director of Services,
Transportation, Infrastructure, Recreation & Amenity,
Galway City Council, Grammar School Annex, College Road, Galway.

Signed:
Frank Gilmore,
Director of Services,
Roads, Transportation, Marine and General Services Unit,
Galway County Council, Áras an Chontae, Prospect Hill, Galway.

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