M7 motorway closure between Junction 12 (Newbridge) and Junction 11 on Saturday night

Diversions in place to facilitate roadworks

KildareNow reporter

Reporter:

KildareNow reporter

Email:

editor@kildarepost.com

Kildare traffic alert: Lane closures on M7 motorway start tonight

M7 motorway

Kildare County Council has announced that the M7 Eastbound carriageway, between Junction 12 (Newbridge) and Junction 11 (M9 /M7 Merge), will be closed from 9.30pm on Saturday through to 9am on Sunday morning, 15 September, to facilitate road works.

The closures were originally advertised for both Friday/Saturday and Saturday/Sunday, but only the Saturday/Sunday closure is now going ahead.

Traffic will be diverted from the M7 Eastbound at Junction 12 (Newbridge) and then directed across the M7 overbridge onto the R413 towards Kilcullen. Traffic will head past the Curragh, turning right at Kilcullen onto the R448 to join the M9 Northbound carriageway at Junction 2, then rejoin the M7 Eastbound at Junction 11.

A spokesperson said: "This closure and diversion are necessary to carry out essential surfacing works as
part of the M7 Upgrade. Motorists may experience some delays due to this closure and diversion and should make allowances when planning their journey."

An Garda Síochána will be in attendance during the closure to assist in maintaining traffic flows at certain locations.