Permanent Changes

Keeping track of the permanent changes to transport in Cork City.
New One Way Traffic Flows - Grattan Street/Sheares Street Area

‌Over the coming weeks a new one way system will come into operation in the Grattan Street/Sheares Street Area as shown and as described below. The one way systems will come into effect on completion of resurfacing and relining of the following roads;

Grattan Street:

One way Southbound from Peter Street to Sheares Street

Two way traffic from Peter Street to Bachelors Quay

Peter Street:

One way Eastbound from Coach Street to Grattan Street

One way Westbound from Coach Street to Moore Street

Coach Street:

One Way Northbound from Sheares Street to Henry Street

Moore Street:

One Way Southbound from Henry Street to Sheares Street

Broad Lane:

One Way Westbound from Grattan Street to Coach Street.

All other roads will remain unaffected.

 For more information please contact 021-4924058 or to discuss your alternative route.

Middle Parish Permanent Changes

Sheares Street - New junction layout at Grattan Street & Liberty Street Junction

A new Layout is in place on Sheares Street as outlined below:

  • The Left hand Lane on Sheares Street is now a Bus Lane. The Middle and Right Hand Lane are for General Traffic.

  • Taxis must merge with general traffic before the Coach Street junction

  • The layout of parking has changed on Sheares Street as indicated with new signing and road markings

  • There is No Left Turn permitted from Sheares Street onto Grattan Street

  • There is No Right Turn permitted from Liberty Street onto Grattan Street.

We would like to thank all businesses, residents in the area, commuters and those that frequent the city centre for their patience during the works.

South Main Street New Road Layout

 A new Road Layout is in place on South Main Street as outlined below.

  • The Left hand Lane is now Left Turn Only.

  • The Right Hand Lane is for traffic travelling straight on and right.

 The layout change aims to ease congestion on South Main Street & North Main Street.

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Grenville Place/Prospect Row

‌Traffic flow has been adjusted  to one way northbound from Prospect Row (Mercy Hospital) towards North Gate Bridge as far as Grattan Street.

 The layout of the Junction of Grattan Street and Bachelors Quay has been changed.

 Traffic on Grattan Street must now stop as traffic along the quays now has priority.

Permanent Changes - Grenville Place, Prospect Row, Bachelors Quay


Castle Street

June 9th, 2017

Traffic flow will be reversed on Castle Street on a permanent basis commencing at 10:00am on June 9th, with traffic accessing Castle Street from North Main Street only.

Castle Street Permanent Works


North Main Street Public Lighting

The renewal of street lighting with modern LED fittings has been successfully completed on North Main Street with the aim to;

  • Deliver significant energy savings
  • Increase illumination and visibility in the area
  • Improve the general vibrancy of North Main Street

As part of this scheme, the renewal of lighting will be extended to other streets in this very historic area of the city to support the use of more sustainable modes - walking, cycling and public transport.

Parking Changes – Off Street

As of 18th April 2017, the North Main Street Car Park now opens 7 days a week and has also extended its opening hours:

  • Monday to Saturday 07.30 to 21.30
  • Sunday 11.30 to 21.30
Parking Changes – On Street

As of 18th April 2017, the allowable parking duration in the streets below has changed. Drivers paying for on-street parking in these streets are permitted to park for 1 hour. The need to pay for parking now operates from 08:30 to 20:30. Valid parking permits will apply as normal.

  • Adelaide Street,
  • Anne Street,
  • Bachelor’s Quay,
  • Coach street,
  • Grattan Street,
  • Grenville place,
  • Henry Street,
  • James Street
  • Liberty Street,
  • Little Hanover Street,
  • Moore Street,
  • Peter's street ,
  • Prospect row,
  • Sheares Street.
Drawbridge & Perry Street

‌‌‌‌Drawbridge and Perry Street have reopened following works to improve accessibility – the widening of footpaths and resurfacing of the road.

We would like to thank businesses, residents, commuters and those that frequent the city centre for their patience and understanding during the works.


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