Limerick tunnel to reopen later this week

first_imgNewsLimerick tunnel to reopen later this weekBy Staff Reporter – September 12, 2016 1208 Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live The northbound bore of the Limerick tunnelTHE northbound bore of the Limerick Tunnel is not expected to reopen until later this week after specialist equipment on the tunnel roof was damaged when a truck carrying hay bales became wedged last Sunday.Despite the advance warning signs as to height restrictions of 4.65m, the driver proceeded through the tunnel with his truck at an estimated height of over 5m.Subsequently the load of bales struck lighting and specialist equipment ripping it from the tunnel ceiling.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The incident happened at around 8.30am last Sunday.Gardai were forced to put a contra flow system in place with all traffic now using the southbound lane. Speed restrictions of 50km/h are now in place.The tunnel is expected to reopen later this week.Speaking on Limerick’s Live95FM news, Declan Cahill, the Chief Executive of DirectRoute Limited which operates the Tunnel said:“We have had quite a substantial amount of damage to signs, lights and the electronic system.”He added that work to repair the tunnel’s northbound lane will take a “number of days.” Previous articleBoxing – Andy Lee Eyes Jacobs or Golovkin Title Return FightNext articleMaternity to offer tests for abnormality Staff Reporter Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Linkedin TAGSDirect RoutelimerickLimerick Tunnel Advertisement Twitter Emailcenter_img WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Facebook Printlast_img

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