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 R494 KILLALOE BYPASS,...

Temporary Traffic Management on the R494 Killaloe Bypass, Ballina, Co.Tipperary. Between the Roolagh Junction and Derg Equestrian Centre. From the 22... Read More
22/11/2022 - 08:00
Road Alerts
Road Alerts

TEMPORARY TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT ON N24 CLONMEL INNER RELIEF...

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24/10/2022 - 08:00
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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 N74 CASHEL TO KILFEAKLE...

Temporary Traffic Management on the N74 Cashel to Kilfeakle due to flooding. Traffic lights system will be in place until water recedes.
02/11/2022 - 12:00
Road Alerts
Road Alerts

TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF THE RIVER SUIR WALK THURLES CO....

Temporay Closure of River Suir Walk from Thomond road to Clongower road. The walkway is closed off to pedestrian's for further notice due to flooding...
01/11/2022 - 13:30
Road Alerts
Road Alerts

TEMPORARY TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT ON THE R706-3 GRANGEBEG/...

Temporary Traffic Management on the R706-3 Grangebeg/Killavally, Co. Tipperary from 08:00hrs on Monday 17th October to 17:00hrs on Friday 4th... Read More
14/10/2022 - 16:45
Road Alerts
Road Alerts

Hedge Cutting Season 2022-2023

NOTICE TO LANDOWNERS AND OCCUPIERS OF LAND ADJOINING PUBLIC ROADS ROADS ACT 1993, SECTION 70 ROADSIDE TREES, DITCHES AND HEDGES FROM 1 SEPTEMBER 2022... Read More
09/09/2022 - 14:30
General News
General News

National Public Lighting Energy Efficiency Project

Tipperary County Council to invest €7 million in National Public Lighting Energy Efficiency Project Tipperary County Council is collaborating in a... Read More
24/08/2022 - 10:15
General News
General News

N24 Carrick on Suir Works Commencement Notice- Pavement and...

Tipperary County Council has appointed GLAS Civil Engineering Limited to carry out a road pavement rehabilitation scheme which also incorporates... Read More
12/08/2022 - 16:30
General News
General News

N24 N76 Contract Signing

Press Release Pavement and Road Safety Schemes N24 Carrick on Suir & N76 Grangemockler Village Front Row: Marcus O’Connor, Director of Services... Read More
04/08/2022 - 12:45
General News
General News

Part 8 Slievenamon Road Thurles N62

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT ACT 2000, AS AMENDED, PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS 2001, AS AMENDED ARTICLE 81 OF PART 8 OF THE PLANNING AND... Read More
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 PLANNING &... Read More
26/07/2022 - 16:30
Consultations
Consultations

N62 Slievenamon Road, Thurles

Tipperary County Council N62 Slievenamon Road, Thurles Road Improvement Scheme – Phase 2 Tipperary County Council is pleased to announce that it... Read More
19/07/2022 - 11:00
General News
General News

A Road Safety Message – 15th July 2022

A Road Safety Message – 15th July 2022 Despite popular opinion, summertime is the most dangerous time of the year on our roads. In the summer, when... Read More
15/07/2022 - 15:45
Road Alerts
Road Alerts

Littleton Labyrinth Proposed Greenway Consultation

PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT ACT 2000, as amended, PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS 2001, as amended ARTICLE 81 OF PART 8 OF THE PLANNING &... Read More
15/06/2022 - 12:00
General News
General News

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

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 June,... 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
General News
General News

Tipperary County Council wish to advise that footpath...

Tipperary County Council wish to advise that footpath upgrade works are to commence in Tipperary Town on Monday 21st February with expected duration... Read More
18/02/2022 - 13:15
General News
General News

PUBLIC REALM FOR GANTLY ROAD, ROSCREA - PART 8

PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT ACT 2000, as amended, PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS 2001, as amended ARTICLE 81 OF PART 8 OF THE PLANNING &... Read More
28/01/2022 - 11:30
General News
General News

Tipperary County Council Active Travel Investment...

Tipperary County Council Active Travel Investment Allocation 2022
25/01/2022 - 10:30
General News
General News

LOCAL IMPROVEMENT SCHEME (LIS) 2022

LOCAL IMPROVEMENT SCHEME (LIS) 2022 – NON PUBLIC ROADS. Applications are invited for the Local Improvement Scheme which applies to non-public... Read More
18/01/2022 - 15:00
General News
General News

Part 8 Clonmel Regional Sports Hub Parking Alteration and...

PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT ACT 2000, as amended, PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS 2001, as amended ARTICLE 81 OF PART 8 OF THE PLANNING &... Read More
09/12/2021 - 09:45
General News
General News

Christmas Parking In Cahir Initiatives

Cahir Christmas 2021 Parking & Town Voucher Scheme Free parking in all Public Car Parks each Saturday in December. This initiative is designed... Read More
01/12/2021 - 09:45
General News
General News

Free Parking in Clonmel - Every Saturday in December

Christmas in Clonmel: Free Parking in Clonmel. Council owned car parks only. Every Saturday in December. Please note that on-street & private... Read More
29/11/2021 - 09:45
General News
General News

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 winter. - To... Read More
23/11/2021 - 09:00
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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
Consultations
Consultations

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

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 9th... Read More
08/10/2021 - 13:45
General News
General News

R498 Latteragh Realignment Scheme- Compulsory Purchase...

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25/05/2021 - 13:15
Consultations
Consultations

Contract Signing for Tipperary Town Market Yard Upgrade...

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

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29/04/2021 - 17:15
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