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Roadworks and closures

Transportation Annual Works Programme

The Transportation Annual Works Programme provides funding and investment for the continued maintenance and improvement in our public road network in Co Westmeath.  

How to find latest roadworks, road closures, diversions and traffic restrictions in Westmeath; including our programmes of works.


Current Road Closures and Diversions

Current Road Closures and Diversions
Area affected   Details of closure or disruption   End of disruption

The Carrick O’Brien Road (L8006)

Notice is hereby given that Westmeath County Council has now decided to CLOSE to public traffic, the road’s described hereunder between the dates shown to facilitate works for the Athlone Flood Alleviation Scheme.

Alternative Routes Available:

All Diversions will be signposted.

Details of diversions for these temporary closures will be signposted and will be made available by contacting the Municipal District of Athlone-Moate Office, Civic Offices, Athlone.

If you have any further Queries please contact ammd@westmeathcoco.ie or on 0906442150

26th February 2024 to 1st September 2024. 24 hours daily.

Grand Parade
Carey Bridge
Dominick Street
Oliver Plunkett Street
The Market Square
Pearse Street
Austin Friar Street
Millmount Junction
Patrick Street (from Market Point)

Pursuant to Section 75 of the Roads Act 1993, & Article 12 of the Roads Regulations 1994, notice is hereby given that Westmeath County Council INTEND to temporarily close the following roads for the period and reason specified below.  

Detour Signage will be in place:

Reason for Proposed Closure: St. Patricks Day Parade 2024

These roads shall be closed on the 17th March 2024 between the hours of 11.30am and 6.30pm
Carrick O’Brien Road L8006-0

Notice is hereby given that Westmeath County Council intends to close to public traffic the road described hereunder for a four-week period between Monday 3rd July 2023 and Friday 29th September 2023 to facilitate the construction of flood defences in Athlone, Co Westmeath.

Alternative Routes Available:

Alternative access will be via the L4012 John Broderick Street, R446 Old Dublin Road, N62 Birr Road, L5410 Clonbonny road, L5411 Clonbonny road and the L5142 Carrick O’Brien road and vice versa.

All diversions will be signposted.

Friday 29th September 2023

The public road, the L-5805 is being closed from today for approximately 7 days, to facilitate emergency repair works to the damaged parapet wall of Walshe’s Bridge on the Royal Canal.

The road will be closed from 8am to 5pm daily. Local diversions will be in place.

WCC and Waterways Ireland apologise for any inconvenience caused during the period of essential work.

Mardyke Street, adjacent to R915 and R446

To facilitate Athlone Town Centre Public Realm Enhancement works at Mardyke Street.

Westbound traffic will be diverted South on R915 and diverted West on R446.

Diversion routes will be signposted. 

Friday 4th August 2023