The N71 National Secondary Road between Ballydehob and Bantry is closed this week. It will be closed from Monday July 4th at 08am until Saturday July 9th at 12 noon. The closure is necessary in the interests of public safety to facilitate road restoration works on a collapsed section of the N71 National Secondary Road between Ballydehob and Bantry, according to Cork County Council. The closed road is the N71 National Secondary Road from the junction of the N71 and R592 on the outskirts of Ballydehob Village to the junction of the N71 and R586 at Parkana on the outskirts of Bantry Town. Traffic travelling from Bantry to Ballydehob should take the N71 from Bantry Town, then follow the R586 (Dunmanway Road) as far as the junction of the R586 and R594 at Aughaville. Take the R594 from Aughaville to Bauravilla (via Caheragh) and take the R593 to Skibbereen from Bauravilla before rejoining the N71 at Skibbereen Town (Mill Road), then follow the N71 to Ballydehob. Traffic travelling from Ballydehob to Bantry shall take the N71 from Ballydehob to Skibbereen. Take the R593 from the N71 at Mill road and follow the R593 as far as Bauravilla and take the R594 to Aughaville (via Caheragh) and take the R586 at Aughaville as far as the junction of the R586 and N71 at Parkana on the outskirts of Bantry Town. The diversion route will be fully signposted. Local access will be maintained and fully signposted. Cork County Council has said the closure , which is described as 'urgent', does not facilitate the 'making of objection or observations'. Any queries should be directed to: Administrative Officer, Cork National Roads Office, Richmond, Glanmire, Co. Cork (Tel. 021-4821046) Farming Fisheries Sep, 2021 Beara’s dairy farmer numbers have fallen from 650 to four in half century Read more Subscribe to the Southern Star's YouTube channel, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram for all the latest news and sport from West Cork.