Temp Road Closure N55 Edgeworthstown

Temporary Closing of Roads – Roads Act 1993 (Section 75)

Road Regulations 1994 (Section 12)  

Longford County Council hereby gives notice that it has made an order to close the road described as follows:

Road for Closure:     N55 between Edgeworthstown and Ballymahon, Co Longford. 

To facilitate the works the following junctions with the N55 shall be closed as determined by progress of the works: 

  • The L-1095 (Ardagh Road at Crossea)
  • The L-10954 (Ardagh Road at Crossea)
  • The L-5177 (at Crossea)
  • The L-5180 (at Barney)
  • The L-51801 (at Lenaboy)
  • The L-1097 (at Meeltanagh)
  • The L-5187 (Legan Road)
  • The L-5183 (at Breany)
  • The L-5190 (at Ballyglassin)
  • The L-51902 (at Ballyglassin)



Dates of Closure:     Monday 12 February 2024 toFriday 16 February 2024

                                  Monday 19 February 2024 toFriday 23 February 2024

                                  Monday 26 February 2024 toFriday 1 March 2024


Hours of Closure:       From 8am to 5.30pm each day during closure period.

                                    (Road opened to traffic each weekend) 

Alternative Routes:  Edgeworthstown to Ballymahon:         

                                    Divert at Edgeworthstown to Longford via the N4. Take the

                                    N63 towards Roscommon. At Ballymacormack, turn left onto

                                    the R397 to Kenagh/ Ballymahon.  

                                    Turn left at Terlicken and take the R392 to Ballymahon


                                    Ballymahon to Edgworthstown:

                                    Divert at Ballymahon via R392 towards Lanesboro. Turn

                                    right onto R397 to Longford via Keenagh. At Ballymacormack take N63 towards Longford,

                                    then follow signs for N4 Dublin to Edgeworthstown.


Heavy Goods Traffic (HGV) Diversion at Longford. – HGV traffic should follow the HGV detour route around Longford town.


Local Access will be permitted to Carrickboy along the N55 from Ballymahon during hours of closure.


In the interest of road safety, you are requested to follow diversions and heed all signs. 

This closure is to facilitate the N55 Meeltanagh Pavement Overlay Scheme between Edgeworthstown and Carrickboy.