120km speed limit won't return to M7 until at least start of October

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120km speed limit won't return to M7 until at least start of October

Kildare Co Council has given notice that it wants to continue the 80km per hour speed limit on the M7 until the last day in September. 

The local authority issued a Temporary Road Works Speed Limit Order informing the public of the 80km per hour limit as well as a 100 km per hour limit until September 30.

The 80km per hour limit applies to sections of the N7, M7 and M9 passing through areas of: Hillsborough, Great Connell, Clownings, Lewistown, Ladytown, Newhall, Jigginstown, Halverstown, Osberstown, Monread North, Maudlins, Kerdiffstown, Palmerstown Demesne, Palmerstown and Greenhills.

Kildare County Council has power over speed limits under Section 10 of the Road Traffic Act 2004.

The 100 kilometres per hour applies to sections of M9/M7 in the townlands of Hillsborough, Great Connell, Clownings, Lewistown, Ladytown, Newhall, Jigginstown.

 

An Garda Síochána and Transport Infrastructure Ireland have indicated that they have no objections to the speed limits. 

FULL DETAILS:  

The 80 kilometres per hour limit applies to: 

 A section of M9/M7/N7 in the townlands of  Hillsborough, Great Connell, Clownings, Newhall, Jigginstown, Halverstown, Osberstown, Monread North, Maudlins, Kerdiffstown, Palmerstown Demesne, Palmerstown and Greenhills.

M7/N7 Eastbound, M9 Northbound

•           Part of the M7/N7 eastbound and part of the M9 northbound  from a point approx..900 metres before the M7/M9 merge point to a point approx. 300 metres south of junction 8 (Johnstown)

N7/M7 Westbound

•           Part of the N7/M7 westbound from the approach to junction 8 (Johnstown) off-slip to a point approx. 100 metres east of the M7/M9 diverge.

M7 Westbound, M9 Southbound

• Part of the M7 westbound/ M9 southbound from approx. 100 metres east of junction 11 off-slip to a point approx. 500m past the M7/M9 diverge.

 

The 100 kilometres per hour limit applies to: 

A section of M9/M7 in the townlands of Hillsborough, Great Connell, Clownings, Lewistown, Ladytown, Newhall, Jigginstown

 M7 Eastbound, M9 Northbound

Part of the M7 eastbound between a point approx. 1250 metres west of the M7 eastbound on-slip (junction 11) to a point approx. 900m west of the M7/M9 merge point
M9 northbound approach to the M7, from a point approx. 1250 metres south of the M7/M9 merge to a point approx. 900 metres south of the M7/M9 merge.