Kilkenny City and Environs Heavy Commercial Vehicles Management Plan

Public Notice in Compliance with the Road Traffic Act, 1994 (Section 38) as amended by the Public Transportation Regulation Act, 2009 (Section 46).

Kilkenny City and Environs Heavy Commercial Vehicles Management Plan

Kilkenny County Council, in exercise of the powers conferred on it under Section 38 of the Road Traffic Act, 1994 as amended by the Public Transport Regulation Act, 2009 (Section 46), hereby gives notice of proposals pertaining to the following development:

The adoption of a Management Plan for Heavy Commercial Vehicles for Kilkenny City and Environs. The plan is sub divided into three phases and includes a range of measures to be implemented within each phase. The phases are:

Phase 1: From Date of Adoption of the Plan - Completion of the Central Access Scheme Bridge and approach roads

Phase 2: Post Completion of the Central Access Scheme Bridge – Pre Completion of the Northern Ring Rd Extension

Phase 3: Post Completion of the Northern Ring Rd Extension

Phase 1 includes the following proposals

  • Designation of a number of routes in the City and Environs as suitable for use by Heavy Commercial Vehicles ( HCV)
  • Introduction of an easterly (inward) one-way system for HCV’S s on Kennyswell Rd
  • Introduction of Gross Vehicle Weight Restrictions and prohibition on use by HCV’S on Newpark Drive, Lovers Lane, Ballybough St, Dominic St./Stephen St, O’Loughlin Rd., Hebron Rd. Bateman Quay ( part of)
  • Time Restrictions on the delivery of goods by large HCV’S s in the Core Retail Area (Delivery only between 6.00 p.m to 8.00 a.m.)
  • Extension of the existing 3.5 tonnes time and weight restriction for delivery vehicles from High St to other streets in the City Centre. (No deliveries by vehicles in excess of 3.5 tonnes G.V.W. between 11.00 a.m – 6.00 p.m.)
  • Designation of a route for Tourist Buses wishing to park on Castle Rd.
  • Signage and Measures for Prevention and Enforcement

Phase 2 is similar to Phase 1 with the following modifications

  • Introduction of a one-way system for Heavy Commercial Vehicles using the New Central Access Scheme Bridge and Dean St ( East to West ) and Greens bridge (West to East)
  • Continuation of one-way system on Kennyswell Rd ( West to East)
  • Introduction of a one-way system for HCV’S on the Freshford Rd (southwards from its junction with the Granges Rd )

Phase 3 proposes

  • Introduction of a ban on the use of Greens Bridge by HCV’S
  • Introduction of time restriction on Central Access Scheme Bridge (Delivery only between 7.00 p.m. and 8.00 a.m.)
  • Continuation of the one - way restriction on Kennyswell Rd (unless a link has been provided to the Tullaroan Rd in the intervening period). If such a link is in place it is proposed to introduce a ban on HCV’S on Kennyswell Rd.

Plans and particulars of the proposed development will be available for inspection from Friday 19th September 2014 to Friday 17th October 2014 inclusive , at the following offices

Kilkenny County Council, From 9am to 1pm & 2pm to 5pm
Town Hall, Monday to Friday (Except Public Holidays)
High Street,
Kilkenny City .

Kilkenny County Council, From 9am to 1pm & 2pm to 5pm
County Hall, Monday to Friday (Except Public Holidays)
John St
Kilkenny City .

Alternatively details can be downloaded from the links below.

Submissions or observations with respect to the proposed development may be made in writing to the undersigned. The latest date for receipt of comments on the above scheme is 4pm Friday October 31st 2014. Submissions should be clearly marked ‘Kilkenny City Heavy Commercial Vehicles Management Plan’ and addressed to the undersigned

Brian Tyrrell

Senior Executive Officer

Kilkenny County Council

Town Hall

High St ,

Kilkenny



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