Details announced of traffic plan for Edenderry St Patrick's Day Parade

Diversions will be in place before and for the duration of the parade

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Details announced of traffic plan for Edenderry St Patrick's Day Parade

Details have been announced of the traffic management plan for the Edenderry St Patrick's Day Parade.

Phase 1 of the road closure will start at approximately 12.30pm as both ends of JKL Street will be fully closed to traffic and parade floats. It will be closed between Foy's roundabout and the harbour roundabout. Barriers will be in place with signage. There will be stewards in place backed up by Gardai. Also as parade floats begin to arrive, a full road closure plan will commence at Killane Cross.

Phase 2 will begin at approximately at the school lane and a full road closure will be put in place. The lane will be closed at both ends. This is the gathering point for walking groups. This will be off limits to all vehicles including on call emergency vehicles. At 1pm a traffic light system will be put into operation at Clonmullen. This will consist of a pair of traffic lights with signage. This will prevent a bottleneck situation arising.

Phase 3 will begin at approximately 2pm with the full road closure plan activated and the full diversion route will be in operation. The town will now be in lockdown mode. This will consist of full closure at the Four Son's Pub and full closure at Killane Cross. Traffic coming from the Dublin side will take a right at the Four Son's Pub and then on through Clonmullen to then follow the diversion route. 

From Killane Cross a full closure will be in place with barriers, signage, gardai and stewards. Traffic will be guided on the back road to then follow the diversion. The closure at the harbour roundabout and at Foy's roundabout will remain in place until approximately 2.30pm, the parade start time. As the parade nears the closure will be lifted to allow the parade to pass through.