KILDARE TRAFFIC ALERT: Changes to M7 roadworks lane arrangements

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KILDARE TRAFFIC ALERT: Changes to M7 roadworks lane arrangements

M7 motorway works

Changes to the lane arrangements at the M7 motorway roadworks site are to come into effect tomorrow morning at 6am.

"Subject to favourable weather conditions, the next section of N7/M7 westbound mainline traffic will commence movement onto the new carriageway surface, adjacent to the new central median, from 6am on Wednesday morning 13 February 2019," said the council.

The first stage will involve splitting the traffic lanes on the westbound N7 carriageway, after the Junction 8 (Johnstown) exit, for 2.5km to tie into the previously switched section, after Junction 9 (Naas South) on-slip.

"Motorists are advised that, although all lanes are for the M7/M9, they should take the left hand lane only for exiting at Junction 9 (Naas South)," added the local authority.

"This arrangement will facilitate the completion of the new middle lane in this section and following these works two lanes over this section will run on the new surface adjacent to the median. A minimum of two lanes will be maintained during peak hours of 06.00hrs to 22.00hrs at all times."

Once traffic has been moved across, works will continue to the adjacent verge/hard shoulder areas which will include for the tie-in of new slip lanes.

The emergency lane will be retained on both carriageways within the works areas as far as practicable.