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Overturned Truck Blocking Thurles Side Of N62

Reports are coming in that there is an overturned truck blocking the N62 in both directions on the Thurles side of Templemore, near the Templemore Golf Club.

Nobody has been injured in the incident.

Gardaí are at the scene and diversions are in place, but do travel with caution.

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Draft Thurles Renewal Strategy Extended

Ms Sadbh Hanley (Planning, Policy and Projects Unit Tipperary County Council, Civic Offices, Limerick Rd., Nenagh, Co. Tipperary) reports:-

“Please note that the consultation period for the Draft Thurles Renewal Strategy has been extended to facilitate further engagement.
Note: The Draft is available at the link hereunder along with the feedback survey until November 2nd 2020.
https://www.tipperarycoco.ie/forms/draft-thurles-town-centre-renewal-strategy-feedback

Liberty Square, Thurles, Co Tipperary.

LUC and TCC are encouraging all members of the community to complete the survey and would welcome the involvement of schools and students. Submissions are accepted online at the above link and also are available in the Thurles MD office in paper form.

If you would like any further information regarding this project or would like to book a face to face meeting, please contact our partners at LUC via the engagement lead Ms Julie Hyslop Email: julie.hyslop@landuse.co.uk or Tel: 0161 537 5960.”

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Delays Expected On Templemore – Thurles Road – Oct. 5th – Nov. 27th

Temporary Traffic Management N62 Templemore Thurles Road 07:00hrs to 18:00hrs, Monday to Friday, for the duration of works, 5th October to the 27th November.

Temporary Traffic Management N62 Templemore Thurles Road 07:00hrs to 18:00hrs , Monday to Friday, for the duration of the works 5th October to the 27th November.

Pavement Improvement Scheme.
The project commences at the junction of the Borrisoleigh Road (R501) and the N62 (Thurles Road) extending approximately 2km to the South (toward Thurles town).

Commuters Take Note;
Temporary Traffic Management will be in place, and while the N62 will be open to traffic, some delays can be expected.

Minor diversions (of side road traffic) will be in place.

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Tipperary M8 Road Closures Notice 2020 / 2021

Temporary Closing Of Road Roads Act, 1993-2015, (Section 75 Of The Roads Act 1993) Roads Regulations, 1994

Reason For Closure:
To Facilitate road works, road stud and road marking renewals by Egis Lagan on behalf of Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII).

Notice is hereby given that Tipperary County Council proposes to make an order closing: M8 between Junction 6 and Junction 5 Northbound Closed on 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 23rd and 24th Nov. 2020.

• Divert from M8 Junction 6 (Northbound) via Horse & Jockey, proceed along R639, on to Littleton, L-4202 Twomileborris and re-join M8 at Junction 5.

M8 between Junction 6 and Junction 7 Southbound closed on 11th, 12th, 23rd, 24th, 25th Nov and 3rd Dec.

• Divert from M8 Junction 6 (Southbound) via Horse & Jockey, proceed along R639 and re-join M8 at Junction 7.

M8 between Junction 7 and Junction 6 Northbound 18th, 19th, 26th, 30th Nov, 1st and 2nd Dec.

• Divert from M8 at Junction 7 (Northbound), proceed along R639, on to Horse & Jockey and re-join M8 at Junction 6.

M8 between Junction 7 and Junction 8 Southbound 10th, 11th, 15th, 16th March 2021.

• Divert M8 at Junction 7 (Southbound), proceed along R639 into Main Street Cashel, continue to Upper Friar Street Cashel, re-join M8 at Junction 8.

M8 between Junction 8 and Junction 7 (Northbound) – 1st, 2nd,3rd, 4th, 8th, 9th March 2021.

• Divert from M8 Junction 8 (Northbound), travel along R639 Cahir Road, continue to R639 Main Street Cashel, on to R639 Dublin Road and re-join M8 at Junction 7.

M8 between Junction 8 and Junction 9 Southbound 23rd & 24th March 2021.

• Divert M8 at Junction 8 (Southbound), travel along Upper Friar Street Cashel, on to R639 Main Street Cashel, R639 Cahir Road and re-join M8 at Junction 9.

M8 between Junction 9 and Junction 8 Northbound 25th & 26th March 2021.

• Divert from M8 Junction 9 (Northbound), proceed along R639 Cahir road, on to R639 Main Street Cashel, then Friar Street Cashel and re-join M8 at Junction 8.

M8 at Junction 10 Merge and Diverge lanes Northbound & Southbound 25th, 26th, 30th November, 2020.

• Traffic travelling North on the M8 wishing to take Junction 10 will need to exit at Junction 11, proceed along the R639 to Cahir / N24.

• Traffic travelling South on the M8 wishing to take Junction 10 will need to take Junction 9 Southbound onto the R639, proceed to N24/Cahir.

• Traffic wishing to join the M8 at Junction 10 Northbound, proceed Northbound along the R639 onto the M8 via Junction 9.

• Traffic wishing to join the M8 at Junction 10 Southbound, proceed Southbound along the N24 onto R639 and join the M8 via Junction 11.

M8 between Junction 11 and Junction 10 Northbound 29th, 30th, 31st March and 1st April 2021.

• Divert from M8 at Junction 11 (Northbound), proceed along R639 and re-join M8 at Junction 10.

M8 between Junction 11 and Junction 12 Southbound – 1st, 2nd,14th,15th, 16th, 17th Dec. 2020

• Divert M8 at Junction 11 (Southbound), travel along R639 Kilbeheny and re-join M8 via Junction 12.

Objections to the proposed temporary closure may be submitted in writing to the Director of Services, Roads & Transportation, Tipperary County Council, Civic Offices, Limerick Road, Nenagh, no later than 12:00 noon on Thursday 15th October 2020 or by e-mail to roadclosures@tipperarycoco.ie

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Vehicle Driver Testing Returns On Gradual Basis

The driver testing service resumed their testing of learner drivers on July 20th 2020, beginning on a gradual basis. This followed suspension of this service, due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

At the time of the Covid-19 suspension on March 13th last, the average waiting time in Co. Tipperary for a driving test was less than six weeks.
Thurles: Waiting Time: 4.6 weeks.
Nenagh: Waiting Time: 5.5 weeks.
Tipperary Town: Waiting Time: 4.3 weeks.
Clonmel: Waiting Time: 4.8 weeks.

As stated, the Road Safety Authority (RSA) are currently delivering a reduced capacity at each test centre, in an effort to prioritise those customers who were on their waiting list, before the suspension of services.

For that reason, reliable data that could be published and would help customers understand when their future appointment might arise, is not yet available. The RSA however plan to publish waiting time information, for each centre, again in the next few weeks.

Interesting to note that the average number of deaths caused by motor vehicles in 2019 were 12 deaths per month.
Sundays were the most dangerous day in 2019 with 32 deaths happening, followed closely by Fridays with 26 deaths.

In 2019, Tipperary had the third highest number of road fatalities per county in the Republic, with 13 deaths.

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