New surface opens as part of Kildare M7 widening near Naas

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New surface opens as part of M7 widening

Works are proceeding on the motorway widening project

Traffic travelling westbound on the M7 mainline will start to move on to the new carriageway surface, adjacent to the new central median, from 6am tomorrow.

Kildare County Council says the first stage will involve splitting the traffic lanes on the westbound M7 carriageway, after Junction 10 (Naas South) for approximately 2.5 kilometers, with traffic rejoining in advance of Junction 11 (M9 southbound diverge). 

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 6am to 10pm 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.