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Upcoming street closures in Skibbereen due to food festival

August 24th, 2019 9:06 AM

By Southern Star Team

Laura O'Driscoll from Castletownshend enjoying a crepe during the street feast in Skibbereen last year. (Photo: Anne Minihane)

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CORK County Council has announced that it will be closing a number of streets for the upcoming A Taste of West Cork food festival in Skibbereen.

Cork County Council will close the following streets for the period: The R595 from its junction with the R595 Townshend Street to its junction with the R595 North Street.

The L-9810-0, entrance into Public Car Park adjacent to Supervalu, off Main Street, from its junction with the R595 Main Street to its junction with the L-9811-0 Public Car Park adjacent to Supervalu.

The L-9811-0 Public Car Park adjacent to Supervalu, from its junction with the R595 Townsend Street to its junction with the R595 Market Street. The usual one way traffic system through the town is to be maintained.

They will close from midnight to 6pm on Sunday 15th September and alternative routes are: Traffic travelling from Bridge Street (L4211-23) to North Street (R595) via Ilen Street and the By-Pass (N71) taking the exit off for Baltimore; Traffic travelling to Baltimore from the Northern approach via Bridge Street and Rossa Road (L-4254) or North Street, High Street (L-4216) and Gortnaclohy By-Pass (L-4253) onto Market Street.

Vehicular access will be limited to emergency traffic only during the event.

Meanwhile, the Council also proposes to temporarily close the following road for the construction of a cattle underpass.

Part of the L8738-0, Gurranes South, Drimoleague from its junction with the R593 to its junction with the L8739 will be closed from 7am on Monday September 23rd until 9pm on Sunday 29th September.

Alternative Routes are: Access for traffic to Gurranes South (L8739) from the R593, via Ballaghadown / Kilmore (L95933) and Gurranes South (L8738-0 part). Access for traffic to Knockane (L8738-11) to the R593, via Ballaghadown / Kilmore (L95933).

The above routes are also applicable in reverse.

Objections to this proposed temporary road closure should be made in writing to the undersigned, quoting Ref: TRC-164-19, not later than 5pm on Wednesday August 28th.

Telephone contact details should be included in the objection.

 

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