By Kim O'Leary
A number of roads are expected to close over the next fortnight as the annual TriAthy Triathlon gets underway, with scores of athletics enthusiasts expected to attend.
Kildare County Council, at the request of TriAthy Triathlon 2018, hereby gives notice in accordance with Section 75 of the Roads Act 1993 that it will close the following roads during period from 8.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. on Saturday, 2 June, 2018:
(1) The R417 Carlow/Monasterevin road from its junction with the N78 Athy/Kilcullen road at Athy to Mageney Crossroads
Alternative routes: Traffic travelling north from Carlow towards Athy on the R417 (Carlow/Monasterevan road) will be diverted at Mageney Crossroads (The Three Counties). Diversions will be via the L4009 into Castledermot and onwards to Athy via the Athy/Castledermot road R418/N9. Traffic travelling south from Athy to Carlow will be diverted onto the Athy/Castledermot road R418/N9 to Castledermot and via the N9 to Carlow
(2) The Levitstown/Kilkea road for its entire length;
The R418 Athy/Castledermot road between Kilkea and Castledermot National School; The Kilkea/Castledermot road between Mullaghcreelan and Castleroe West Cross; and the Castleroe/Beaconstown road between Castleroe West Cross and Beaconstown Cross.
Alternative routes: Traffic travelling north from Castledermot to Athy will be diverted at The Square, Castledermot. Diversions will be via Hobartstown (on the N9) and run to Kilkea where traffic may rejoin the R418 Athy/Castledermot road to Athy. Traffic travelling south from Athy to Castledermot will be diverted at Kilkea towards Hobartstown (on the N9) and then southward to Castledermot.
Emergency access will be maintained at all times.
Please visit www.triathy.com for further information and to register for real-time SMS updates on road closures during the event.
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