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Proposed temporary road closure N85 between J12 and Clareabbey Roundabout

9 March 2023

Notice is hereby given in accordance with Section 75 of the Roads Act 1993 of Clare County Council’s intention to close the road detailed hereunder for the period stated to facilitate road resurfacing works.

Road to be closed:
N85 and Skehanagh Roundabout and associated link road, between the junction with the M18 at J12 to the east and the Clareabbey Roundabout to the west.  Traffic will be reduced to one lane between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. each day.

Date and time of closure:
Closure will take place over an eight week period between 31st March 2023 and 16th June 2023 between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. each night.

Alternative routes / diversions;
N85 Westbound Closure – M18 Southbound to J11 Dromoland, R458 to Clarecastle, R458 to Clareabbey Roundabout. N85 Eastbound Closure – Clareabbey Roundabout, R458 to Clarecastle, R458 to N18 J11 Dromoland, M18 Northbound to J12.  A map outlining same is available on our website at

Observations / representations may be made by email to or in writing before 4:00 p.m. on 17th March 2023 to:
The Administrative Officer,
Clare County Council,
Roads and Transportation Department,
Áras Contae an Chláir,
New Road,
Co. Clare,


Page last updated: 09/03/23

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