Stop-Go system to disrupt traffic on busy Portlaoise road for two weeks

Conor Ganly


Conor Ganly



Gas Networks Ireland investing in Portlaoise

A stop-go system on one of Portlaoise's busiest roads is in place to facilitate Gas Networks Ireland upgrade work to the town's gas supply network.

Work recommenced this morning, July 23 on the old Dublin road on the stretch east of the Kilminchy Roundabout.

The company says the work will be carried out on the R445 to Kilminchy roundabout for two weeks between 8am and 6pm.

Two-way traffic will be facilitated on a stop-go basis. 

Gas Networks Ireland, which has 9,000 customers in Laois, wishes to apologise for any inconvenience caused during this work.

Gas Networks Ireland explained what the work was and the reason for doing it to the Leinster Express.

"Gas Networks Ireland has recently commenced maintenance works in Portlaoise to reinforce over 4km of gas mains. These improvements will ensure that the gas infrastructure is future-proofed and robust enough to help facilitate the anticipated economic growth in the area, as well as ensuring that County Laois’ 9,000 existing gas customers will continue to have adequate gas pressure in their homes and businesses," said the company.