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N71 Knockroe Seafield Road Closure

To facilitate roadworks, a 24-hour road closure will be in place on N71 from junction with R592 at B'dehob Village to junction with R586 from May 18th to 29th



To facilitate roadworks, a 24 hour road closure will be implemented on N71 from its junction with R592 at B'dehob Village to junction with R586 (Dunmanway Road) from May 18th - 29th.

URGENT TEMPORARY CLOSING OF PUBLIC ROAD – N71 National Secondary Road



The road described below was temporarily closed on the 2nd March, 2020 to facilitate the carrying out of road resurfacing works on the N71 between Ballydehob and Bantry. All works and the temporary road closure were suspended due to the Coronavirus pandemic and restrictions imposed by the Irish Government. In anticipation of the phased return of outdoor workers from 18th May, 2020 in line with the Government’s roadmap for the reopening of society and business, and pursuant to Section 75 of the Roads Act, 1993 and Article 12 (6)(b) in Part VIII of the Roads Regulations, 1994, notice is hereby given by Cork County Council that the road will again be temporarily closed for the period and for the reason specified below and that the alternative route(s) described below will be available while the road is temporarily closed.



Road to be Closed:

The N71 National Secondary Road from the junction of the N71 and R592 on the outskirts of Ballydehob Village to the junction of the N71 and R586 at Parkana on the outskirts of Bantry Town, County Cork.


Period of Closure:

From Monday 18th May 2020 at 10.00hrs to Friday 29th May 2020 at 20.00hrs.



Reason for Closure:

To facilitate urgent road-resurfacing works on the N71 between Ballydehob and Bantry in the interest of public safety.



Alternative Routes:


Traffic travelling from Bantry to Skibbereen shall proceed along the N71 from Bantry Town, then follow the R586 (Dunmanway Road) as far as the junction of the R586 and R594 at Aughaville. Take the R594 from Aughaville to Bauravilla (via Caheragh) and take the R593 to Skibbereen.


Traffic travelling from Skibbereen to Bantry shall take the R593 from the N71 at Mill Road and follow the R593 as far as Bauravilla and take the R594 to Aughaville (via Caheragh) and take the R586 at Aughaville as far as the junction of the R586 and N71 at Parkana on the outskirts of Bantry Town.


Traffic travelling from Ballydehob to Bantry shall continue from the N71 on to the R592, as far as the junction of the R592 and L4413-49. Take the L4413-49 (Church Road) and continue to the L4413-28 through Rathruane More and left on to L4413-0. Traffic will continue on to the L4412-71 and then on to L4412-95 to the junction with the R591. Traffic will go right on to the R591, via Durrus to meet the N71 at Hollyhill on the outskirts of Bantry town.


Traffic travelling from Bantry to Ballydehob shall proceed along the N71 from Bantry, then take the R591 via Durrus to the junction of the R591 and L4412-95 at Drishane. Continue on the L4412-95 to the L4412-71 and then on to the L4413-0. Traffic will turn right on to the L4413-28 through Rathruane More and on to the L4413-49. Traffic will continue on the L4413-49 until the junction with the R592 at Ballydehob.


The diversion routes will be fully signposted. Local access will be maintained.


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