06 Oct 2022

Details of Offaly County Council Salting Routes and road priority

Routes are designated a priority rating of between 1 and 3

Details of Offaly County Council Salting Routes and road priority

In its Winter Service Plan for Roads, Offaly County Council says its intention is to deliver a co-ordinated programme of winter service operations on routes of given designated priority.

Routes are designated a priority rating of between 1 and 3 based upon the particular class of public road, traffic volumes carried and the importance of the route on a national, regional or local level. The priority rating assigned to a particular route also has an associated stated level of service to be delivered on the route. 

Here are the roads listed through Priority 1 to Priority 3.

Priority 1 Roads

Tullamore Municipal District
M6 Motorway section thru Offaly Section*
N52 Tullamore – Kilbeggan
N52 Tullamore By Pass – Blueball
N80 Charleville Roundabout – Killeigh Co Bdy
R420 (Old N80) Clara -Tullamore
R420 Bachelors Walk – Cloncollig Roundabout – Ballina

Birr Municipal District
M7 Motorway section thru Offaly Section
N62/N52 Roscrea - Kennedys Cross
N52 Birr-Riverstown
N52 Kennedys Cross-Fivealley
N52 Fivealley – Blueball
N62 Ballinahown - Cloghan
N62 Cloghan - Galross Cross
N62 Galross Cross-Kennedys Cross
R445 Roscrea – Borris in Ossory

Edenderry Municipal District
R402 Edenderry - Enfield

Priority 2 Roads

Those routes which are desirable to be kept serviceable in the normal winter weather conditions, as far as reasonably practicable.

Tullamore Municipal District
R420 Clara towards Moate (County Boundary)
R421 TTC office – Arden Jn on By Pass

Birr Municipal District
R438 Cloghan – Taylors Cross
R439 Taylors Cross to Birr

Edenderry Municipal District
R402 Edenderry - Ballina Cross

R420 Ballina Cross - Portarlington
R419/R442 Portarlington – Clonbullogue

Priority 3 Roads

Those routes that could be kept serviceable once Priority 1 and 2 routes have been treated, if resources allow

Tullamore Municipal District
R436 Clara – Kilbeggan
Mucklagh Village
R421 Ballard Roundabout – Killurin
R446 (Old N6) Moate – Horseleap
L02025 Tullamore to Ballinagar

Birr Municipal District
R356 Wynnes Cross - Banagher
R436 Ferbane – Clara
R439 Taylors Cross to Banagher (County Bounds)
R440 Birr – Kinnitty – Cadamstown (County Bounds)
R357 Blueball – Shannon Bridge
R438 Taylors Cross to junction with R489
R445 (Old N7) – South of Moneygall (County Bounds)
Roscrea North of Dunkerrin (County Bounds)
R491 Shinrone – Roscrea
R491 Shinrone – Cloughjordan (County Bounds)

R492 Sharavogue – Shinrone

Edenderry Municipal District
R423 Portarlington – Mountmellick (County Boundary)
R401 Clonbullogue - Edenderry
R401 Edenderry towards Kinnegad
R401 Clonbullogue to Rathangan
R400 Rhode - Motorway interchange
R400 Rhode - Mountlucas
R441 Edenderry to Rhode
R401 Edenderry-Kildare Co Boundary

Locations other than those listed above may be treated as the need arises and this will generally be carried out during normal working hours and is very much dependent on the generally limited resources which are made available at a local level.

It should be noted that the R440 Kinnitty to Mountrath Road is not included for winter service treatment and in the event of severe weather conditions this route may require to be closed to the public.

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