Traffic diversions will be in place on the M7 when the Westbound carriageway closes for works this evening from 8pm.
All M8 Southbound traffic will be diverted via the M7 (Junction 17) to the M8 (Junction 3), via Abbeyleix.
All M7 Westbound traffic will be diverted off at junction 18 along the R445, through Mountrath and back onto the M7 at junction21 (Borris in Ossory).
Laois County Council said the closure will facilitate emergency works. The road will reopen tomorrow(Tuesday) morning at 7am.
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