I wish to advise of upcoming road works to take place on the Borris Road from Wednesday 12thJune. These will involve active travel improvements through the extension of off-road cycling infrastructure, commencing at the end of the existing off-road cycle track as far as the roundabout at The Grange estate – see map below with works area highlighted yellow.

Map of Borris Road:


The road closure notice recently advertised states that the road will be closed in one direction only, i.e. traffic heading towards Portlaoise. Traffic going towards the schools will be unaffected throughout the period of the works. Full access to the schools will be maintained throughout leaving and junior cert exams.

Road Closure Notice:  https://laois.ie/notice-of-decision-temporarily-close-the-l-2133-borris-road-portlaoise-southbound-only/

Follow-on works will see zebra crossings installed at the roundabouts at the school campus entrance and the Colliers Lane junction.

If you have any queries on the above then please come back to me.

Kind regards,

Diarmuid Donohue, B.Eng, C.Eng, MIEI

Senior Executive Engineer I Active Travel I  Roads Department I  Laois County Council