M7 Traffic Advisory 6 January 2018

Description of works

This contract consists of three major elements and is scheduled for full completion early 2020:
  1. Widening the existing M7 motorway from two lanes to three lanes both eastbound and westbound for approximately 14km, between Junction 9 Naas North, at Maudlins (Perpetual Motion Ball) and the M7/M9 interchange at Junction 11. 
  2. Replacing and relocating the existing ramps at Junction 10 Naas South Newhall to the main Naas Newbridge dual carriageway, the R445.  Also to include the construction of a new interchange at Osberstown between Junctions 9 and 10 which will be designated Junction 9a. 
  3. The Sallins Bypass which includes approximately 1.7km of new Type 2 Dual Carriageway and 2.0km of single carriageway, together with a 1.2km single carriageway link road from the Bypass to Sallins town centre. 

Traffic advisory

Commencing Saturday 6 January 2018, works on the M7 mainline between Junction 8 (Johnstown) and Junction 10 (Naas South) will commence in the median. To accommodate these works, the following traffic restrictions will be put in place.
  • Speed restricted to 60kph through the work site, which will be monitored by An Garda Síochána.
  • 2 lanes of traffic will be maintained in both directions during daytime hours.
  • Traffic will be moved onto the existing hard shoulder and the current Lane 1. Please see typical cross section diagram below. 
  • Traffic lane widths will be restricted to 3m and 3.25m in width.
  • There will be no lay-bys or areas within the work zones for stopping.

See the following webstes for further information: