All-Ireland hurling final traffic warning: Expect delays at Kildare roadworks this Sunday

Kilkenny and Tipperary to clash in Sunday's final

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Hurling final traffic warning: Expect delays at Kildare roadworks this Sunday

The M9 will be down to one lane near merge

Kildare County Council has issued a warning to hurling fans travelling to Sunday's All-Ireland final to expect delays on the M9 and M7 through Kildare, where a massive motorway roadworks project is ongoing.

Kilkenny fans, and some travelling from east Tipperary, will be driving to the capital using that route in anticipation of the clash between these two old hurling rivals. Throw-in for the senior match is at 3.30pm in Croke Park, with Kilkenny and Galway in the minor final at 1pm.

Kildare County Council said:

"The M9 Northbound is reduced to a single lane on approach to the M7 at Junction 11.  Motorists may experience delays at this location and should make allowances when planning their journey.  

"Also, motorists travelling on M7 Northbound may experience some delay as M9 traffic merges at Junction 11.

"When leaving Dublin, please be aware of recent changes in the road layout approaching Junction 11 at the M9 diverge, with the left lane leading straight onto M9 Southbound.  Motorists continuing along M7, past Junction 11, should keep to Lanes 2 and 3 when approaching M9 diverge. Three lanes are now available on the M7/N7 between Junction 8 (Johnstown) and Junction 11(M9 Merge/Diverge) in both directions.  

"Motorists, please note that a reduced speed limit is in force throughout the works area."