November 29, 2020
Business News

Green light for new traffic plan for Waterford city-centre

New traffic flow changes will come into effect in Waterford city from tomorrow morning, just as Covid-19 restrictions begin to ease and more vehicles return to our roads.

Waterford City and County Council have made some directional changes to traffic flow in the city. The main areas affected will be from Ballybricken down towards Manor Street and the Apple Market, with four new sets of traffic lights operational.

The following table outlines the major changes that will come into effect as of midnight:

Mayor’s Walk Traffic flow will be one way only, from junction at Barrack Street to junction at Bachelor’s Walk. Traffic flow will be both ways from junction of Bachelor’s Walk to junction at Patrick Street.
Bachelor’s Walk Traffic flow will be one way only, from its junction at Mayor’s Walk to Stephen Street.
O’Brien Street Traffic flow will be one way only, from its junction at Newgate Street to Bachelor’s Walk.
New Street Traffic flow from New Street and John’s Lane must exit left via Brown’s Lane.   Traffic exiting Brown’s Lane can go via Castle Street or Hennessy’s Road.
Castle Street Traffic flow will be one way only, between its junction with Brown’s Lane and Close Gate, and two way from its junction at Close Gate to its junction with Manor Street.
Parliament Street Traffic flow will be one way, from its junction with Manor Street and its junction with Castle Street.
Brown’s Lane Traffic flow will be two way, from its junction with Castle Street and its junction with New Street.   Traffic flow from Hennessy’s Road via Browns Lane must exit left via Newgate Street.
Convent Hill Traffic flow will be one way only from its junction at Barrack Street to entrance of Robert Thomson funeral home. Traffic flow will be both ways, from the junction at entrance to Thompson’s funeral home to the junction at Hennessy’s Road.

The new sets of traffic lights are located at College Street and Hennessy’s Road junction; Newgate Street /New Street/ Stephen’s Street /Brown’s Lane junction; the pedestrian Crossing on Brown’s Lane (near Castle Street); and the pedestrian crossing on Hennessy’s Road (near Convent Hill).

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