Road Closures & Traffic Diversions

posted 23 Jun 2014, 15:25 by Kevin Monaghan   [ updated 24 Jun 2014, 00:26 ]
PRESS RELEASE

Date: 23rd June 2014   

National Road Cycling Championships in association with Grange Motors, Mullingar - Toyota

Road Closures and Traffic Diversions  

Thursday 26 June 2014
A Time Trail cycle race will take place between 6.30pm and 9.30pm on the R446 commencing east of Rochfortbridge to Kinnegad, turning back through Rochfortbridge and turning back again east of Tyrrellspass and finishing in Rochfortbridge. The roads in the area will remain open. Motorists and especially buses are requested to be vigilant and to take care of the competing cyclists who will be starting in the Time Trial at one minute intervals.

Saturday 28 June and Sunday 29 June.
In order to facilitate two days of the National Road Racing competitions (Ladies, Veterans and Elite Men’s), Westmeath County Council has authorised the following road closures:

Saturday 28 June 10.00am to 5.00pm
  • Multyfarnham to The Covert at Ballinafid N4 junction on Road L1819.
  • Portnashangan Junction with the N4 on Road L1015 to Donnellys Cross.
  • From Donnellys Cross to Gartlandstown on the R394.
  • From Crookedwood on Road L1618 to Junction with Donore Road in Multyfarnham.
  • From the junction with Donore Road on Road L1618 through Multy Village to Locks 200 metres south of junction with road L1819 on Road L1820.
Traffic travelling east/west between 10.00am to 5.00pm on the N4 should be aware that a Stop/Go will be in operation between the The Covert/Ballinafid and Portnashangan. Delays may occur.

Sunday 29 June 10.30am to 5.00pm
  • Multyfarnham to The Covert at Ballinafid N4 junction on Road L1819.
  • Portnashangan Junction with the N4 on Road L1015 to Donnellys Cross.
  • From Donnellys Cross to Gartlandstown on the R394.
  • From Crookedwood on Road L1618 to Junction with Donore Road in Multyfarnham.
  • From the junction with Donore Road on Road L1618 through Multy Village to Locks 200 metres south of junction with road L1819 on Road L1820.
Traffic travelling east/west on the N4 between 10.30am and 5.00pm should be aware that a Stop/Go will be in operation between the The Covert/Ballinafid and Portnashangan. Delays may occur.

Diversions
  • Traffic from Mullingar may travel via road N52 to Delvin by road R395 to Castlepollard and vice versa.
  • Traffic to Multyfarnham from N4 may travel via Bunbrosna on road L1820 and vice versa.
  • Traffic from Multyfarnham to N4 may travel on road L5821 Leney Church and vice versa.
All diversions will be signposted.

Access for local residents, visitors and spectators
Local access arrangements will be in place for local residents, please co-operate with the Race Marshals.  Visitors and spectators are requested to access Multyfarnham for the Races and the Multy Fair from Dublin, Mullingar, Sligo, etc. from the N4 will be via Bunbrosna on road L1820. Parking will be available as you approach the village of Multyfarnham. Limited access to Multyfarnham will be available from the north via Coole.

National Championships road race route map


Contact:
Roibeard O Ceallaigh
Safety Officer
087 1258462
roibeardog@eircom.net


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