Transport News

Orange Wind Warning

  • Tue 2 Jan, 2018
  • Roads Traffic Transport News
Met Eireann have issued an Orange Weather Warning for this evening. Southwest to west winds of mean speeds 65 to 80 km/h, gusting to 110 to 130 km/h are expected and very high seas along Atlantic coasts, with a risk of coastal flooding also. High tide this evening and early tomorrow morning may result in overtopping at Salthill. As such Galway City Council have closed Toff Park and Salthill Promenade Car Parks. Due to the wind...

Galway City Council's Christmas Park & Ride

  • Tue 28 Nov, 2017
  • Roads Traffic Transport News
The annual Park & Ride Christmas Service will commence this Saturday and Sunday the 2nd & 3rd December 2017.  The service will continue to operate from Thursday  the 7th to Sunday  10th December and from Thursday the 14th December, every day  right up to Christmas Eve.

Road Safety Alert - Scattered Snow Showers and Black Ice

  • Fri 24 Nov, 2017
  • Roads Traffic Transport News
The Road Safety Authority (RSA) is advising all road users to take extra care when using the roads as Met Éireann have issued a yellow weather warning for scattered snow showers from 11am today until 11pm tomorrow, Saturday 25 November. Scattered snow showers are forecast nationwide today, becoming mainly confined to Western and Northern areas tonight and tomorrow. Icy patches are expected, beware of black ice. The RSA is asking road...

Notice of Intention of Temporary Closure of Eyre Square North for Galway Christmas Market from 10th November to 24th December, 2017

  • Fri 20 Oct, 2017
  • Roads Traffic Transport News
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Galway City Council proposes to make an order closing:- Eyre Square North (An Fhaiche Mhór Thuaidh). Period of Closure: From 6am Friday, 10th November to 6pm Sunday, 24th December, 2017. Reason: To facilitate Galway Christmas Market setup.

European Mobility Week 2017 (16-22 September) in Galway City

  • Wed 20 Sep, 2017
  • Roads Traffic Transport News
Galway City Council will participate in European Mobility Week (EMW) http://www.mobilityweek.eu/, running between 16th to the 22nd September. The initiative is to arrange activities and events which promote and contribute to a shift towards sustainable urban transport. In Ireland, EMW is promoted by Department of Transport, Tourism & Sport (DTTAS) and they strongly encouraged local authorities to use the Week to test new transport...

Notice of Decision: Temporary Road Closure - European Car Free Day - Friday 22nd September 2017

  • Wed 13 Sep, 2017
  • Roads Traffic Transport News
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Galway City Council are closing:- Forster Street: All Traffic except Buses & Taxis. Eglinton Street: All Traffic except Buses & Taxis. William's Gate Street: All Traffic except Buses & Taxis. Period of Closure: From 10am to 2pm, Friday 22nd September 2017.

Notice of Intention: Temporary Road Closure for European Car Free Day

  • Thu 24 Aug, 2017
  • Roads Traffic Transport News
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Galway City Council proposes to make an order closing:- Forster Street: All Traffic except Buses & Taxis. Eglinton Street: All Traffic except Buses & Taxis. Williamsgate Street: All Traffic except Buses & Taxis. Period of Closure: From 10am to 4pm, Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd September 2017. Reason: European Car Free Day

Notice of Intention: Temporary Road Closure - Salthill and Claddagh R336

  • Wed 16 Aug, 2017
  • Roads Traffic Transport News
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Galway City Council proposes to make an order closing:- Salthill and Claddagh R336: From Claddagh Quay Westbound to Barna Road Junction. Period of Closure: From 08:30am to 02:30pm Saturday, 7th October 2017. Reason: To facilitate the Galway Bay Marathon, Half-Marathon and 10k.

Pay and Display Parking - Sunday

  • Tue 1 Aug, 2017
  • Roads Traffic Transport News
Galway City Council wishes to announce that Pay and Display parking, both on-street and in car parks, now also applies on Sundays. Chargeable hours for all Pay and Display parking are: 8.30am-6.30pm Mondays to Saturdays 1pm – 6pm on Sundays. Charges for on-street Pay and Display parking are: 50 cents for 15 minutes, €2 for one hour and €4 for two hours. A minimum charge of 50 cents applies and a 2 hour maximum stay applies.

Kirwan Junction Upgrade

  • Thu 22 Jun, 2017
  • Roads Traffic Transport News
Galway City Council together with their Consultants, Halcrow Barry and Transport Infrastructure Ireland are conducting a study to upgrade the Kirwan junction.

Parkmore Access Improvement Project Update

  • Fri 3 Mar, 2017
  • Roads Traffic Transport News
AECOM was appointed by Galway City Council in November 2016 to undertake the Parkmore Access Improvement Project

Notice of Intention: Temporary Closure of Gaol Loop Road to University Road to facilitate Novena from 13-21 Februay, 2017

  • Wed 11 Jan, 2017
  • Roads Traffic Transport News
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Galway City Council proposes to make an order closing:- Cathedral: Gaol Loop Road to University Road (Western section only). Period of Closure: From: 8am Monday,13th of February To: 6pm Tuesday, 21st of February, 2017. Reason: To facilitate Annual Novena at Cathedral.

Expressions of Interest for Sponsorship of Roundabouts

  • Wed 4 Jan, 2017
  • Roads Traffic Transport News
Galway City Council wish to invite interested parties to provide financial or other assistance towards the maintenance and upgrading of the roundabout road infrastructure in the City. Expressions of interest from companies, organisations or commercial entities are asked to submit a proposal in writing.

Notice of Decision for Temporary Closure of Moyola Park for Watermain Upgrade Works from 4th January to 1st February, 2017

  • Thu 8 Dec, 2016
  • Roads Traffic Transport News
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Galway City Council has made an order closing:- Moyola Park from the Junction of the LT50102 (entrance to Moyola Park) and the N59-10 (Newcastle Road Upper) for 250m within Moyola Park. Period of Closure: From 08:00am 04th January until 18:00pm 01st February, 2017. Reason: To facilitate upgrade works of watermain.

Notice of Decision: Temporary Closure of Roads - Forster Street

  • Thu 24 Nov, 2016
  • Roads Traffic Transport News
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Galway City Council has made an order closing:- Forster Street from Fairgreen Road/Forster Street Junction at Coach Station to Eyre Square/Forster Street Junction. Period of Closure: From 01.00am to 06:00am, Thursday, 8th December, 2016. Reason: To facilitate set up of crane to complete works to Eyre Square Hotel.

Notice of Decision: Temporary Closure of Right turn lane on Fairgreen Road (L-51261) onto College Road

  • Wed 5 Oct, 2016
  • Roads Traffic Transport News
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Galway City Council has made an order closing:- Right turn lane on Fairgreen Road (L-51261) onto College Road (R-339). Period of Closure: From 08:00am 17th October until 19:00pm 02nd December, 2016. Reason: To facilitate upgrade works at the Coach Station.

Notice of Decision: Temporary Closure of Forster Street

  • Wed 5 Oct, 2016
  • Roads Traffic Transport News
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Galway City Council has made an order closing:- Forster Street from Fairgreen Road/Forster St Junction at Coach Station to Eyre Square/Forster Street junction. Period of Closure: From 15:30, 15th October until 20:30, 15th October, 2016. Reason: To facilitate a street event.

Notice of Decision: Temporary Closure of Waterside and Courthouse Square

  • Wed 5 Oct, 2016
  • Roads Traffic Transport News
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Galway City Council has made an order closing:- Waterside and Courthouse Square

Roads to Be Public Roads

  • Tue 27 Sep, 2016
  • Roads Traffic Transport News
In accordance with the provision of the Roads Act, 1993, Galway City Council HEREBY GIVES NOTICE of its intention to consider the making of a Declaration that the roads listed hereunder be public roads. This matter will be considered by the said Council at a meeting to be held not earlier than 12th December 2016.

On 22nd September Only... Cycle a Public Bike and Win Your Own Bike!

  • Tue 20 Sep, 2016
  • Roads Traffic Transport News
As part of the celebrations across European cities for "In Town Without My Car" (or "Car Free") Day on Thursday, 22nd September 2016, Galway City Council will set up dedicated traffic-free space and a Cycle Hub in the city centre, and will run a City Cycle at 1.30pm. The events will form part of a national promotion of Cycling on the day, with Coca-Cola Zero, the National Transport Authority and the four city councils of Dublin, Cork, Limerick...