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Long overdue road repairs at Stapleton Place likely to cause traffic problems next month

Long overdue road repairs at Stapleton Place likely to cause traffic problems next month

Major traffic disruption is expected in Dundalk next month when Louth County Council plans to close Stapleton Place for badly needed road reconstruction and resurfacing works.

While no one will argue about the need for the roadworks given how poor the surface is on the road, particularly outside Glen Gat House, the closure of one of Dundalk’s busiest thoroughfares is likely to cause major disruptions to traffic around the town.

The council are proposing to close Stapleton Place to vehicular traffic from Saturday February 18th to Sunday February 26th inclusive from its junctions with Dublin Street and The Crescent.

While this will be during the local schools’ mid-term break, it does coincide with Dundalk FC’s opening match of the new season at home to Shamrock Rovers at nearby Oriel Park on Friday February 24th.

During this period local access for residents shall be facilitated “as much as possible” while cycle lane access will be disrupted. Pedestrian access, however, will be maintained.

Local diversions will be in place during the intended closure.

The road has developed several problems due to the extra load on it since two lanes of traffic were cut to one in recent years in order to facilitate controversial cycle lanes on the road.

At present the planned dates for the roadworks are only provisional with the council announcing the proposed dates last week. They are currently accepting submissions in relation to them up until 4.30pm on Wednesday February 1st.

Anyone wishing to make a submission should send it to Mr William Walsh, Senior Executive Officer, Operations, Louth County Council.

The way things used to be on Stapleton Place before cycle lanes

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