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Roads Service Introduction

The Roads and Transportation Directorate has overall responsibility for the maintenance and management of the road network in County Tipperary within overall resource allocations.

Responsibility for the management of Motorways and National routes rests with Transportation Infrastructure Ireland (TII).

Funding for Regional and Local Roads is combined of grant allocations received from the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport and the Council's own resources.


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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.

N24 Davitt Street Road Improvement Works

As part of the N24 Davitt St Road Improvement Works set to commence on the 11th February 2019, a temporary roundabout will be constructed at the... Read More

06/02/2019 - 11:30
General News
General News

Proposed Development at Dillon Bridge, Carrick on Suir

In accordance with Section 177AE (4)(a) of the Planning and Development Act 2000, as amended, notice is hereby given that Tipperary County Council... Read More

15/01/2019 - 16:00
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General News

N24 from Cahir to Bansha closed following road traffic...

15/01/2019 - 09:00
Road Alerts
Road Alerts

Carrick-on-Suir Consultation Meeting: New Street and Castle...

Tipperary County Council is preparing plans to upgrade the footpaths, parking arrangements and road surfaces between the Town Hall in New Street... Read More

03/01/2019 - 14:30
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Christmas wreath workshop

Tipperary Town Resident’s Network enjoying a Christmas Wreath Workshop at Joe’s Garden Centre organised by Tipperary County Council.

28/12/2018 - 16:15
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General News

Proposed Davis Road Car Park Development, Clonmel, Co...

20/12/2018 - 17:00
General News
General News


Applications are invited for the Local Improvement Scheme which applies to non-public accommodation roads. Projects must benefit two or more... Read More

12/12/2018 - 12:30
General News
General News

Thurles and Templemore Christmas Lights Switch on Friday...

If you happen to be around Thurles or Templemore this Friday evening, 7th December, the switch on of the lights are due to take place in Thurles... Read More

04/12/2018 - 16:30
General News
General News

Free Parking in Tipperary Towns During December

Municipal Districts across Tipperary are running a free parking initiative on Saturdays in the run up to Christmas in Towns across the county.... Read More

30/11/2018 - 16:15
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€1.26 million Road Widening Scheme for Knockalton, Nenagh

Picture: (Back Row) Michèle Maher (Administrative Officer), Cllr. John Carroll,
Tommy Deely (Executive Engineer), Michael Woulfe (Senior... Read More

28/11/2018 - 13:15
General News
General News

Christmas parking arrangements for Nenagh Town

Tipperary County Council wishes to advise that the following are details of the pay parking arrangements in the Town of Nenagh over the Christmas... Read More

23/11/2018 - 11:45
General News
General News

N24 Davitt Street, Tipperary Town Road Improvement Scheme

The N24 Davitt Street Road Improvement Contract was signed on the 5th November 2018.

Following on from the recent upgrading of the... Read More

23/11/2018 - 10:15
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General News


Notice is hereby given that Free Parking is being made available to the public as follows:
Roscrea Town: All public carparks
... Read More

21/11/2018 - 10:15
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General News

Cashel Town Christmas 2018 Free Parking Arrangements

Free Parking Arrangements for Cashel Town for Christmas 2018 attached

20/11/2018 - 14:15
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General News

Tipperary Town Christmas 2018 Free Parking Arrangements

Free Parking Arrangements in Tipp Town for Christmas 2018 attached

20/11/2018 - 14:00
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20/09/2018 - 14:15
Road Alerts
Road Alerts

Patrick’s Cemetery, Clonmel: new parking facilities and...

Tipperary County Council is putting in place additional parking facilities at St Patrick’s Cemetery, Clonmel. Works are currently being carried... Read More

13/09/2018 - 10:30
General News
General News

Roadworks Mitchell Street, Thurles

Tipperary County Council will be undertaking road resurfacing on the L-4008-0 Mitchel Street, Thurles, commencing on Monday 10th September.
... Read More

07/09/2018 - 17:00
Road Alerts
Road Alerts

Public Information Sessions Part 8 Lowergate, Cashel &...




Public Information Sessions will be held at

3pm and 6pm on... Read More

07/09/2018 - 16:15
General News
General News

Roads re-opened

Resurfacing works on the roundabout of the R498 Nenagh Road junction with Jimmy Doyle Road in Thurles Town are now complete and all lanes are back... Read More

13/08/2018 - 11:15
Road Alerts
Road Alerts
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