Tipperary County Council
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Tipperary County Council Civic Offices, Clonmel | Civic Offices, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary
Tipperary County Council Civic Offices, Clonmel | Civic Offices, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary

Roads Section Strategy

  • To effectively implement the current 5 year plan for the surface restoration and reconstruction of non-national roads.
  • To progress the implementation of community assisted and local improvement schemes.
  • To continue to ensure that in planning the improvement of national routes.
  • To review procedures for consultation and co-ordination of activities between the various sections.
  • To ensure that the quality of road maintenance is improved in line with technical and operational advances.
  • To prepare and implement traffic management plans for the major towns in the County.
  • To promote and seek to improve road safety in the County.

Useful Links


Road Maintenance

How do I log a Public Lighting Fault?

Faults can be reported by logging on to the Airtricity Website or calling their helpline 1850 372 772.
Alternatively, you can also call Customer Services at Tipperary County Council at 0761-06-5000.

When the fault is logged in this format it will go straight to hand-held device of Airtricity’s electrician for the area.
When reporting the fault the following information should be provided.

  • The town/village/estate or street name.
  • The number on the pole (generally identified in black located on a white background above eye level on the pole).
  • The location of the light (for example, outside house number 5).
  • Your name and contact number.

When is it Prohibited to Cut Hedges?

Persons are prohibited from cutting trees/hedges from 1st March to 31st August each year under the Wildlife Acts 1976-2000.

When can I cut hedgerows?

Hedgerows can only be maintained (i.e. cut) between 01st September and end February each year. Do not cut hedgerows during the bird-nesting season. With certain exemptions e.g. for reasons of health and safety, the Irish Wildlife Act 1976 to 2000 prohibits the cutting of hedgerow vegetation between 01st March and 31st August. Farms participating in REPS must not carry out hedgerow maintenance from end February to end of August.

Environment Section Officers do not have any authority under the Irish Wildlife Act 1976, as amended. Complaints about cutting hedgerows should be referred to the National Parks and Wildlife Service and/or An Garda Síochána.

Complaints in relation to hedgerows (and trees) impacting on traffic safety should be directed to the Roads Section of the Council.
For further information see:


Why roads may still be icy

  • Despite the high level of service provided, no guarantee can be given that roads will always be completely clear of ice or snow.
  • Ice may still be present in frost pockets/hollows and low-lying areas after the remainder of the network has thawed.
  • On average, forecasts are 90% accurate and in most winters this means that there are days when a road frost is not forecast but can actually occur.
  • It takes time for the salt to become effective after roads are salted.
  • Rain can wash salt off roads leaving them prone to re-icing.
  • In severe cold weather below -8C, even salt will not prevent roads from icing up.
  • If a road frost follows rain salting will normally start after the rain has stopped to avoid salt being washed away. Temperatures may fall by as much as 5C per hour and the wet roads may well freeze before the salt spreader has been able to salt them.
  • "Dawn Frost" - This occurs on dry roads and involves the development of early morning dew which falls on cold road surfaces and freezes on impact. It is impossible to forecast with any accuracy where and when it will occur. It is occurs particularly on commuter routes as the water vapour from exhausts falls on the road and freezes.
  • When rain turns to snow, early salting cannot take place as it would be washed away.
  • Treated roads can still therefore have icy patches and drivers should remain vigilant and aware of the need to drive carefully at all times especially when road frosts follow rain.

Where is the salt stored?

Salt is collected from the ports at the start of the season and stored in salt barns at various locations throughout the county. The main purpose of the salt barn is to keep the salt dry and to prevent the salt from being blown or washed away by wind or rain. Tipperary County Council has three Salt Barns, one has a capacity of 1,500 tonnes and the other two barns each have a capacity of 600 tonnes which is sufficient to pre-treat our designated routes on 12 occasions.

Why is the salt used on the roads sometimes brown in colour?

This is the natural colour of the rock salt as mined, due to dirt and impurities which lie in bands throughout the salt beds, deposited millions of years ago. Marine salt is white and is occasionally used if supplies of rock salt are not available

Are there more environmentally friendly alternatives to salt?

Yes there are but unfortunately they are extremely expensive to use.

Why do footpaths not get salted?

To treat all footpaths with the road spreader is not practicable due to parked vehicles and also the danger of pedestrians being struck with salt grains. Treatment by hand or machine would prove to be too costly, uneconomical and is resource-intensive.

Should people clear ice and snow from driveways and footpaths themselves?

We would be happy if you would show community spirit and help where you can. When clearing ice take care not to make things worse, or make it appear that the footpath is completely free of risk.
You will need a shovel and some salt, sand or grit, but don’t try using water or other liquids, as these will freeze on contact with the ground making the situation worse.
It’s easier to clear snow when it is fresh. It can be swept, shovelled or raked ideally onto grass areas or along the kerb.

Road Permits, Licences and Claims

When do I need an Abnormal Load Permit?

These permits apply generally to vehicles carrying abnormal or indivisible loads on public roads. In exceptional circumstances, for example, the carriage of abnormal and indivisible loads (AILS), the legal limits on weights and dimensions may be exceeded.


What are Community Involvement Schemes?

This scheme applies to Community groups who wish to have Local Roads improved and are willing to contribute to the overall cost of the scheme. Overall community contributions must account for 15% of the cost of the works by way of financial contribution.

Applications must be made on the official application form and submitted to the Roads Department.

Road Closure

Rosemary Street, Roscrea is closed from the start of the one way street due to fallen slates from derelict building. It will be re-opened as soon... Read More

21/10/2017 - 12:10
Road Alerts
Road Alerts

Roads update for Cashel/Tipperary MD as at 17:15 Hrs...

All roads in Cashel-Tipperary Municipal District are now open.

Tipperary County Council are advising that there are areas of spot flooding... Read More

20/10/2017 - 17:27
Road Alerts
Road Alerts

Road update for Clonmel District at 16:00 Hrs Friday 20th...

The following roads remain closed in Clonmel BD: -

• Road at Kiltankin
• Cappa Bridge
• Road at Newcastle to Clogheen via... Read More

20/10/2017 - 16:10
Road Alerts
Road Alerts

Roads update for Templemore/Thurles MD at 15:45 Hrs Friday...

Templemore/Thurles Municipal District Roads update at 15:45 Hrs Friday 20th October 2017.

The following roads in the Templemore/Thurles MD... Read More

20/10/2017 - 15:57
Road Alerts
Road Alerts

Road update for Templemore/Thurles MD at 14.15 Hrs Friday...

Updated Roads Report as at 14:00 Hrs Friday 20th October 2017.

Templemore/Thurles MD - The following road has now re-opened: -

The... Read More

20/10/2017 - 14:25
Road Alerts
Road Alerts

Updated Roads Report as at 13:00 Hrs Friday 20th October...

Updated Roads Report as at 13:00 Hrs Friday 20th October 2017.

Carrick-on-Suir Municipal District & Nenagh Municipal District - all... Read More

20/10/2017 - 13:26
Road Alerts
Road Alerts

Revised Roads Update for County Tipperary as at 10:00 Hrs...

Revised Roads update for County Tipperary as at 10:00 Hrs on Friday 20th October 2017

The following roads are closed in Templemore/Thurles... Read More

20/10/2017 - 10:24
Road Alerts
Road Alerts

Tipperary County Council Advisory Notice to all roads users

Tipperary County Council are receiving numerous notifications of spot flooding at various locations throughout the County.

All roads in the... Read More

19/10/2017 - 17:57
Road Alerts
Road Alerts

Met Eireann Advisory

The following Weather Advisory has been issued by Met Eireann at 14:00 Hrs Thursday, 19th October 2017 and is valid from 22:00 Hrs Friday 20th... Read More

19/10/2017 - 17:46
Road Alerts
Road Alerts

Update on R498 and R501

Road Closure Updates: -

R501 Templemore to Borrisoleigh, road is closed due to flooding and

there is also flooding on the Dunkerrin... Read More

19/10/2017 - 17:28
Road Alerts
Road Alerts

L-5411 from Silverfort X to Coleraine reopened

L-5411 from Silverfort X to Coleraine- road now cleared from ESB Cables

19/10/2017 - 14:22
General News
General News

Golden Road Cashel reopened

The N74 has now reopened between Cashel and Golden following repairs on ESB Poles.

19/10/2017 - 10:28
General News
General News

Templemore-Thurles MD Road Update

Ballycahill Road- Reopened
Mill Road Thurles- Reopened
Cronovone Rd. Borrisoleigh- Road Closed. ESB working on wires. Expected to be... Read More

19/10/2017 - 09:53
General News
General News

Roads Report - Nenagh Municipal District as at 12.30 Hrs...

The following is the current up to date list of roads which have now RE-OPENED in the Nenagh Municipal District: -

R445... Read More

18/10/2017 - 13:10
Road Alerts
Road Alerts

Road update for County Tipperary as at 12.30 Hrs on...

1. N74 currently closed between Golden and Cashel. Contractors working on behalf of EIR are expected to complete works by mid-day and it is... Read More

18/10/2017 - 12:44
Road Alerts
Road Alerts

Update on Road issues in Templemore/Thurles MD as at 09.45...

Road issue updates in the Thurles Municipal District

Mill Road, Thurles is now open.

The Ballydaff/Cronovone Road at Borrisoleigh is... Read More

18/10/2017 - 09:58
Road Alerts
Road Alerts

Update for Cashel/Tipperary MD as at 16:45 Hrs on Tuesday...

Please note the N74 will remain closed overnight, the poles are removed off the road but are under tension and could snap at any time, expect... Read More

17/10/2017 - 16:57
Road Alerts
Road Alerts
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