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Temporary Road Closures

  • Under what circumstances is a temporary road closure permitted?

    It is the policy of Galway City Council to accommodate and grant temporary road closures where possible to ensure effective traffic management.

    Road closures are often granted in the following circumstances.

    • To facilitate building works e.g. demolition of a building
    • To carry out road works
    • To facilitate a road race, parade or other events

    All applications for a temporary road closure will be given due consideration.

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  • How do I apply for a temporary road closure?

    If you wish to temporarily close a road, you must complete and submit a Temporary Road Closure Application Form with the necessary attachments at least five weeks before the road closure is required.

    Download Temporary Road Closure Application Form [English]

    Download Temporary Road Closure Application Form [Irish]

    You can download the application form for a temporary road closure from the link above or alternatively contact:

    Dept of Transportation, Infrastructure, Recreation & Amenity.
    Yeats College Annex,
    College Road
    Galway
    Telephone: 091 536400
    Fax: 091 894357
    E-mail: roads@galwaycity.ie

    The completed application form should be returned to the Transportation & Infrastructure Section, at the above address, by post, fax or in person to the public counter (9:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday to Friday).

    Please ensure that the application form is accompanied with all the necessary documentation and the appropriate fee - as outlined on the application form.

    Please contact the Dept. of Transport, Infrastructure, Recreation & Amenity should you require explanation or assistance with your application as this can often avoid unnecessary effort.

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  • How much notice do I need to give if I wish to apply for a temporary road closure?

    The application should be made to Galway City Council a minimum of 5 weeks prior to the proposed date of the temporary road closure in order to allow sufficient time for the placement of statutory notices in the local press.

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  • What are the required statutory notices for a temporary road closure?

    There are two statutory notices legally required to temporarily close a public road. Galway City Council will place these notices in a local newspaper.

    1. A Notice of Intention informing the public that a closure has been requested and allowing the public to make a submission or objection to Galway City Council.

    2. A Notice of Decision published after any submissions objections have been considered.

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  • What are the conditions relating to a temporary road closure?

    For a list of the conditions relating to a temporary road closure application, please refer to the schedule attached to the application form. Additional conditions may be applied to the closure depending on the scope of the proposed closure.

    Download Temporary Road Closure Application Form [English]

    Download Temporary Road Closure Application Form [Irish]

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  • Is there a fee associated with a Temporary Road Closure?

    The following fees will apply for costs incurred by Galway City Council for the temporary closing of roads:

    • Scale A (local, small scale closure): €600
    • Scale B (widespread, large scale closure): €1,150
    • An Extra fee may be applied where Pay & Display parking is affected
    • Additional charges may be applied upon consideration of the application

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  • What are the payment methods for fees relating to a temporary road closure?

    Payment of fees may be made by, cash, cheque or credit card at the cash office in City Hall, College Road, Galway.

    Payment must take place before Galway city Council places the Notice of Intention in the newspaper.

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  • Do I need to notify any other person or body of the plans for a temporary road closure?

    Galway City Council will inform the Ambulance, Fire Services and the Gardaí of any proposed closure. Depending on the application, the applicant may be required to contact all residents who will have vehicular access to their domestic or business property restricted or denied. This will be done at the customers expense and in a format agreed with Galway City Council.

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  • How are the public notified of planned road closures?

    Notice of all road closures is advertised in local newspapers and through the Galway City Council website.

    A map of the area affected by the road closure and diversions can also be found on the Galway City Council website.

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  • Who should I contact if I wish to discuss a Road Closure?

    The Dept of Transportation, Infrastructure, Recreation & Amenity
    Yeats College Annex,
    College Road
    Galway
    Telephone: 091 536400
    Fax: 091 894357
    E-mail: roads@galwaycity.ie

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  • Who should I contact if I wish to make a submission or object to a proposed road closure?


    The Dept of Transportation, Infrastructure, Recreation & Amenity
    Yeats College Annex,
    College Road
    Galway
    Telephone: 091 536400
    Fax: 091 894357
    E-mail: roads@galwaycity.ie

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