07 Oct 2022

Significant Laois Carlow road closure planned to also impact Kildare traffic

Newbridge road closures tomorrow

Diversions in place

A busy national road that runs to Laois linking Portlaoise to Carlow is set to be closed for resurfacing during July necessitating motorists to take extensive diversions.

Laois County Council has notified the public in accordance with the Roads Act that it is intended to temporarily close the following roads.

  • N80 Garrough, Graiguecullen road closure from Simmons Crossroads (Junction of N80 and N78) to Portlaoise Roundabout Graiguecullen (Junction of N80 and R924) from the 11th to the 14th July.
  • N80 The Windy Gap, Stradbally road closure from Junction of N80 and R428 in Stradbally to Simmons Crossroads (Junction of N80 and N78) from the 18th to the 20th July.

The local authority says the road closure is necessary to facilitate pavement resurfacing.

The council ads that diversions will be clearly signposted. Some traffic will have to divert via Athy while there is also a diversion via Killeshin and Newtown Cross.

The diversion route maps are as follows:

More details are available for inspection at and Áras an Chontae, Portlaoise.

Anybody wishing to object to the proposed road closure can do do so by email to, or in writing to the Administrative Officer, Roads Section, Laois County Council, Áras an Chontae, James Fintan Lalor Avenue, Portlaoise not later than 4pm on Tuesday 28th June 2022.

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