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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, 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 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:


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.

Resurfacing Works to the R490-17 at Ballyhasty, Cloughjordan

Temporary Traffic Management on 29th November 08:00 hrs - 1st December 17:00hrs R490-17 Ballyhasty, Cloughjordan for Resurfacing Works. Local... Read More

29/11/2021 - 08:00
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Notice of Intention to Declare a Road to be a Public Road...


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26/11/2021 - 09:30
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Intention to Close the L-6009 Castlewaller, Carrowkeale and...

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20/12/2021 - 08:00
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Be Winter Ready Campaign 2021/2022

The 'Be Winter Ready' campaign for 2021/2022 main objectives are:-

- To provide practical advice on how best to prepare for the coming... Read More

23/11/2021 - 09:00
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N24 Waterford to Cahir Project

News Bulletin #4 – Revised Timeline for Public Consultation No. 2 – Alternatives and Options

The non-statutory public... Read More

19/11/2021 - 10:00
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Temporary Traffic Management on the R515 Tipperary Town, Co...

Temporary Traffic Management on the R515 Tipperary Town from 08:00 on Thursday 18 November to 17:00 on Tuesday 23 November 2021. This Temporary... Read More

18/11/2021 - 08:00
Road Alerts
Road Alerts

Connecting Ireland

“Connecting Ireland is a major public transport initiative developed by the National Transport Authority (NTA) with the aim of increasing... Read More

09/11/2021 - 15:00

Swiss Cottage walkway now open and further improvements...

Tipperary County Council wishes to inform the public that the section of the Swiss Walk in Cahir from the gates to the Bridge is now open to the... Read More

08/11/2021 - 09:45
General News
General News

Temporary Traffic Management on the R-680 Coleville Road,...

Temporary traffic management on the R-680 Coleville Road, Clonmel from 07:00hrs on Monday 18 October to 18:00hrs on Friday 10 December 2021. This... Read More

18/10/2021 - 07:00
Road Alerts
Road Alerts

Market Yard Tipperary Town Weekend Works

Tipperary County Council wishes to inform you all that a section of the Tipperary Town Market Yard Car Park will be closed this Weekend Saturday... Read More

08/10/2021 - 13:45
General News
General News

Temporary Traffic Management on the L-3620-2 and L-3620-3...

Temporary Traffic Management on the L-3620-2 and L-3620-3 Marlfield Road, Clonmel, from 08:00hrs on Monday 11 October 2021 to 18:00hrs on Friday... Read More

11/10/2021 - 08:00
Road Alerts
Road Alerts

Hedge Cutting Season 2021-2022

As winter 2021 approaches Tipperary County Council requests owners and occupiers of land adjoining roads to inspect trees and hedges on their... Read More

01/09/2021 - 06:00
General News
General News

R498 Latteragh Realignment Scheme- Compulsory Purchase...


25/05/2021 - 13:15

Contract Signing for Tipperary Town Market Yard Upgrade...

Tipperary County Council is delighted to announce that Tony Kirwan Civil Engineering Contractors of Kilmacthomas, Co. Waterford has been awarded... Read More

07/05/2021 - 10:15
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Japanese Knotweed & Ash Dieback

Japanese Knotweed

As an invasive species Japanese Knotweed is a major threat to the bio-diversity of our county’s... Read More

29/04/2021 - 17:15
General News
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R498 Latteragh Realignment Scheme Compulsory Purchase Order

Tipperary County Council is pleased to announce that the Compulsory Purchase Order for the Construction of R498 Latteragh Realignment Scheme has... Read More

27/04/2021 - 09:30
General News
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CLÁR Scheme 2021 Measure 1 – Support for Schools/Community...

Tipperary County Council is seeking expressions of interest in respect of projects under the terms of the CLÁR Scheme recently launched by the... Read More

26/03/2021 - 10:15
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Part 8- Upgrade of Nenagh Machinery Yard and Recycling...


25/03/2021 - 16:30
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Temporary Sign Permit - Thurles MD

Thurles Municipal District recognises the value of advertising signs to visitors, customers, schools, community groups etc and to the general... Read More

15/03/2021 - 08:30
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Regional & Local Roads Grant Allocations 2021

18/02/2021 - 13:15
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Chief Executive's Report Part VIII N24/N74 Tipperary...

11/02/2021 - 14:45
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Local Improvement Scheme 2021

The deadline for receipt of LIS Applications has been extended to Friday 12th February at 12 noon.

Applications are invited for the Local... Read More

08/02/2021 - 10:00
Road Alerts
Road Alerts

Be Winter Ready

With possible deteriorating weather this week, check out Tipperary's salting routes provided for the County and useful information on the attached... Read More

11/02/2021 - 08:30
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Newly completed Davis Road Car Park, Clonmel

The newly completed Davis Road Car Park, Clonmel will open to the public 10th December, 2020 and the below charges will apply.

Davis Road... Read More

09/12/2020 - 17:15
General News
General News

Be Winter Ready 2020/2021

The Government launched the ‘Be Winter-Ready’ 2020 -2021 information campaign.

The ‘Be Winter-Ready’ campaign, which is in it’s tenth year... Read More

05/11/2020 - 15:15
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General News

Salting Routes- Winter Maintenance 2020-2021

The winter maintenance period lasts from mid October to the end of April each year. Tipperary County Council is constantly striving to improve... Read More

22/01/2021 - 13:15
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N24-N74 Tipperary Town Road Improvement Scheme

Tipperary County Council is pleased to announce that it proposes to carry out a €4-5m upgrade to the public realm through the centre of Tipperary... Read More

13/10/2020 - 15:30
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General News

Road Safety and the Return to School

The return to school after the summer break is a very important event in every child’s life, never more so than this year with the extended break... Read More

14/08/2020 - 12:00
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Temporary Closure of Main Street Car Park, Cashel

Tipperary County Council wishes to inform the public that Main Street Car Park (also known as Buckley Car Park), Cashel will be closed temporarily... Read More

30/07/2020 - 13:45
Road Alerts
Road Alerts

Enhancement Project Market Square - Roscrea

Tipperary County Council is pleased to announce that Rathcabin Tarmacadam Ltd has been awarded the contract for the enhancement works to Market... Read More

27/07/2020 - 09:00
General News
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A Line of Cones won't stop a speeding car but You can!

This is a busy time for roadworks around county Tipperary. Every year in Ireland there are hundreds of incursions into roadworks which put road... Read More

13/07/2020 - 13:30
General News
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Thurles MD- Services Update

Covid 19 has posed new challenges for all of us and each of those challenges has changed during the different phases of the Covid 19.

In... Read More

09/04/2020 - 14:15
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Extension: Carrick-on-Suir Pavement Improvement and Traffic...

Due to the announcement by An Taoiseach on March 27th regarding COVID-19 restrictions the Minister for the Department of Housing Planning and... Read More

01/04/2020 - 15:15
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Works progressing well on the pedestrian walk along the...

Works progressing well on the pedestrian walk along the Town Wall in Cashel

18/03/2020 - 13:15
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