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
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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 and the Council's own resources.

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FAQs

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 0818 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:

www.npws.ie

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.

Schemes

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.

TEMPORARY TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT ON THE L-2303-2 AND L-2306-1...

Temporary Traffic Management on the L-2303-2 and L-2306-1, Milltown to St Johnstown and Peppardstown Co.Tipperary on the 9th of August to the 10th... Read More

09/08/2022 - 13:00
Road Alerts
Road Alerts

TEMPORARY TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT ON THE L-2302-0 LISMOYNAN TO...

Temporary Traffic Management on the L-2302-0 Lismoynan to Ballylusky Co.Tipperary on the 9th of August 2022 from 07.00hrs to 13.00hrs for... Read More

09/08/2022 - 07:00
Road Alerts
Road Alerts

TEMPORARY TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT ON THE R-660 HOLYCROSS TO...

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08/08/2022 - 09:00
Road Alerts
Road Alerts

TEMPORARY TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT ON THE N24 CARRICK ON SUIR.CO....

Temporary Traffic Management on the N24 Carrick on Suir Co.Tipperary. The works will go through the 50km/h sign at either end of the town for... Read More

29/08/2022 - 08:00
Road Alerts
Road Alerts

TEMPORARY TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT ON THE L-6301-2 CURRAHEEN TO...

Temporary Traffic Management on the L-6301-2 Curraheen to Rathkenny road Co.Tipperary on the 8th of August 2022 from 07.00hrs to 17.00 hours for... Read More

08/08/2022 - 07:00
Road Alerts
Road Alerts

Traffic Management N62 Turtulla Cross to M8 25/07/22-22/09/...

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A speed limit of 60km is in place at... Read More

25/07/2022 - 08:00
Road Alerts
Road Alerts

TEMPORARY TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT ON THE R-2408-0 WHITEHALL TO...

Temporary Traffic Management on the R-2408-0 Whitehall to Grangemockler Co.Tipperary on the 5th of August 2022 from 07.00hrs to 17.00hrs for road... Read More

05/08/2022 - 07:00
Road Alerts
Road Alerts

TEMPORARY TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT ON THE L2162-0 TOOR REARCROSS...

Temporary Traffic Management on the L2162-0 Toor,Rearcross, Co.Tipperary from the 3rd of August 2022 to the 24th of September 2022, from 08.00hrs... Read More

03/08/2022 - 08:00
Road Alerts
Road Alerts

TEMPORARY TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT ON THE R-2605-1 BALLYRICHARD...

Temporary Traffic Management on the R-2605-1 Ballyrichard road, Co.Tipperary on the 4th of August 2022 from 07.00hrs to 17.00hrs for road... Read More

04/08/2022 - 07:00
Road Alerts
Road Alerts

Proposed Pedestrian Improvement Works at Ladyswell Street...

Pursuant to the provisions of Section 38 of the Road Traffic Act, 1994, as amended by Section 46 of the Public Transportation Regulation Act 2009... Read More

13/07/2022 - 09:00
Consultations
Consultations

TEMPORARY TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT ON THE R-696-1 LISADOBBER TO...

Temporary Traffic Management on the R-696-1 Lisadobber to Figlash Co.Tipperary on the 3rd of August 2022 from 07.00hrs to 17.00hrs for road... Read More

03/08/2022 - 07:00
Road Alerts
Road Alerts

Closure of Ardfinnan Green

Ardfinnan Green will be closed from Tuesday 02 August 2022 for a two month period. This Closure is to facilitate footpath widening, resurfacing,... Read More

02/08/2022 - 08:00
Road Alerts
Road Alerts

TEMPORARY TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT ON THE N76 GRANGEMOCKLER CO....

Temporary Traffic Management on the N76 Grangemockler Co.Tipperary from the 2nd of August 2022 to the 2nd of May 2023 from 08.00hrs to 18.00hrs... Read More

02/08/2022 - 08:00
Road Alerts
Road Alerts

TEMPORARY TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT ON L-6605-1 BALLYDINE TO...

Temporary Traffic Management on the L-6605-1 Ballydine to Ballycurkeen Co.Tipperary on the 2nd of August 2022 from 07.00hrs to 19.00hrs for... Read More

02/08/2022 - 07:00
Road Alerts
Road Alerts

Part 8 Slievenamon Road Thurles N62

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28/07/2022 - 11:30
Consultations
Consultations

Part 8: New Footpath & Cycle path adjacent to the R445...

PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT ACT 2000, as amended,
PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS 2001, as amended
ARTICLE 81 OF PART 8 OF THE... Read More

26/07/2022 - 16:30
Consultations
Consultations

Decision to close the L-1040-11 Lower Clashnevin, Nenagh,...

TEMPORARY CLOSING OF ROAD
ROADS ACT, 1993-2015,
(SECTION 75 OF THE ROADS ACT 1993)
ROADS REGULATIONS, 1994
... Read More

15/08/2022 - 08:00
Road Alerts
Road Alerts

TEMPORARY TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT ON THE L-2310-0 ROCKLOW ROAD ,...

Temporary Traffic Management on the L-2310-0 Rocklow Road ,Fethard Co.Tipperary from the 26th of July to the 29th of July 2022, from 08.00hrs to... Read More

26/07/2022 - 08:00
Road Alerts
Road Alerts

N62 Slievenamon Road, Thurles

Tipperary County Council
N62 Slievenamon Road, Thurles
Road Improvement Scheme – Phase 2... Read More

19/07/2022 - 11:00
General News
General News

TEMPORARY TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT ON THE N76-2 SESKIN ,...

Temporary Traffic Management on the N76-2 Seskin,Kilsheelan,Co.Tipperary from the 25th of July 2022 to the 19th of August 2022, From 07.00hrs to... Read More

25/07/2022 - 07:00
Road Alerts
Road Alerts

A Road Safety Message – 15th July 2022

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Despite popular opinion, summertime is the most dangerous time of the year on our... Read More

15/07/2022 - 15:45
Road Alerts
Road Alerts

Taking in Charge of Estates - Rathronan Close, Clonmel, Co...

ROADS ACT 1993 - 2015
PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT ACTS 2000
AS AMENDED
Taking in Charge of Estates
Declaration of... Read More

18/07/2022 - 09:30
Road Alerts
Road Alerts

Taking in Charge of Estates - Mill Crescent, Carrick-on-...

ROADS ACT 1993 - 2015
PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT ACTS 2000
AS AMENDED
Taking in Charge of Estates
Declaration of... Read More

18/07/2022 - 09:30
Road Alerts
Road Alerts

Decision to close the L-55041-1 Back of the Pipes, Main...

TEMPORARY CLOSING OF ROAD
ROADS ACT, 1993-2015,
(SECTION 75 OF THE ROADS ACT 1993)
ROADS REGULATIONS, 1994
... Read More

18/07/2022 - 00:00
Road Alerts
Road Alerts

Local Transport Plans- Have your say

17/06/2022 - 09:00
Featured Item

Littleton Labyrinth Proposed Greenway Consultation

PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT ACT 2000, as amended,
PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS 2001, as amended
ARTICLE 81 OF PART 8 OF THE... Read More

15/06/2022 - 12:00
General News
General News

Extension to the Closure of the R497 at XC133 Grange Level...

TEMPORARY CLOSING OF ROAD
ROADS ACT, 1993-2015,
(SECTION 75 OF THE ROADS ACT 1993)
ROADS REGULATIONS, 1994

EXTENSION TO... Read More

18/06/2022 - 05:00
Road Alerts
Road Alerts

Consultation: R489 Riverstown- Pedestrian and Cycle...

Pursuant to the provisions of Section 38 of the Road Traffic Act, 1994, as amended by Section 46 of the Public Transportation Regulation Act 2009... Read More

01/06/2022 - 09:00
General News
General News

Town Transport Surveys: Clonmel, Nenagh & Thurles

Tipperary County Council are carrying out a study to consider improvements to transport in three towns, Clonmel, Nenagh and Thurles.
Please... Read More

31/05/2022 - 15:30
Featured Item

Decision to close the L-3109 Malt Vale Road, Parkmore,...

TEMPORARY CLOSING OF ROAD
ROADS ACT, 1993-2015,
(SECTION 75 OF THE ROADS ACT 1993)
ROADS REGULATIONS, 1994
... Read More

01/07/2022 - 07:00
Road Alerts
Road Alerts

Closure of Castle Street Car Park Cahir

Please note that Castle Street Car Park and part of the Inch Field in Cahir will be closed to the public from Thursday, 2nd June – Friday, 3rd... Read More

25/05/2022 - 14:45
General News
General News

Traffic Restrictions Cashel 28th and 29th May, 2022

In order to facilitate the Red Bull Conquer the Cashel event taking place near the Rock of Cashel on Saturday, 28th and Sunday, 29th May, 2022... Read More

25/05/2022 - 14:45
General News
General News

Notice of traffic surveys underway in the Towns of Nenagh,...

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20/05/2022 - 17:15
General News
General News

Clonmel Parking/Traffic & Car Parking Bye-Laws

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22/02/2022 - 14:45
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General News
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