Knockarush road closure from today

A seven week road closure at Knockarush, south of Boyle comes into place today Monday February 4th.

Roscommon County Council recently gave notice of it’s decision to close the road for the period and the reason as outlined below:

Road to be closed: The L1026-28 at Knockarush Townland will be closed between its junction with the N61 and the L1023-16

Alternative Routes: Traffic will be diverted from the L1026-28 onto the L1023-16 to its junction with the R361 then turning right on to the R361 to its junction with the N61 then turning right on to the N61 to its junction with the L1026-28 and vice versa.

Period of Closure: The 4th February 2019 to the 25th March 2019 inclusive. Works will take place from 00:00 to 23:59.

Reason for Road Closure:  

Laying of water mains along the public road as part of the Boyle Water Supply Scheme Extension to Grangemore Water Supply Scheme Contract.

All necessary approach signage and diversion signage will be used at the required locations as per Traffic Management Plan.

Residents will be contacted and notified directly by the Contractor in advance of the closure. Closures will be phased to ensure minimum disruption to locals. Maps showing proposed closure/diversions are available on

Meanwhile, at a recent meeting of Boyle Municipal District, local County Councillor John Cummins appealed for the said road to be reinstated to an acceptable standard following completion of the pipe laying works.

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