Gardaí issue major traffic diversion warning to drivers using M7 this weekend
It could end up being a longer journey than you expected.
An Garda Síochána have issued a statement warning motorists that traffic diversions will be in place in order to facilitate demolition works on the busy M7 road.
"As part of the M7 upgrade project it is necessary to demolish an existing over-bridge to facilitate the ongoing construction of the new Osberstown Interchange Junction 9a between junctions 9 (Naas North) and Junction 10 (Naas South). This will affect traffic in both directions."
A speed limit of 25km/h will be in effect at the roundabout.
"In order to safely carry out this demolition works and maintain M7 traffic in both directions, traffic will be directed around the area of the works via the newly constructed off/on slips of this new interchange. A cautionary speed limit of 25km/h will be in place through the new roundabout."
The demolition works are scheduled to take place this weekend — 30 and 31 March, 2019. Traffic will be directed onto the slips from 9pm on Friday 29th March. This arrangement will continue through the weekend with traffic running in two lanes on each carriageway during 6am and 10pm on each day.
Demolition works are expected to be completed by 6am on Monday (1 April). Traffic will then return to the current mainline.