Temporary One-way System in City Core Area to Facilitate Social Distancing

Temporary One Way System Map


  • COVID-19 is an illness that can affect the lungs and airways in human beings and is caused by a virus called coronavirus.
  • Social distancing - keeping a minimum recommended distance from each other - is an important tool in limiting and disrupting the spread of coronavirus.
  • As we strive to re-open Kilkenny City and more and more people return to our streets and businesses, it is becoming increasingly difficult to maintain social distancing.
  • A need is now emerging to provide additional space for pedestrians and for queues to local businesses - particularly in the central core area of the city - and in this context a temporary one-way traffic system has been identified as one of a number of measures to facilitate this objective.

Key Features of Scheme:

  • A one-way system on Rose Inn Street and High Street with traffic direction from John's Bridge to the Parade and the Parade to Parliament Street.
  • A 3m driving lane will be delineated using road markings, bollards and flower pots in a simple yet sympathetic manner. The overall scheme is designed to be easily decommissioned as and when desired.
  • Existing kerb lines will remain with the additional space providing an overflow area for queueing or to step off the footpath.
  • Improvements to traffic signal timings at the Parade Junction, Bateman Quay/Parliament Street Junction and Irishtown/ Dean Street to reduce waiting times for pedestrians.
  • The introduction of the one-way system on Ormonde Street will be brought forward to coincide with this scheme and will be delineated in a similar manner to High Street and Rose Inn Street.
  • James's Street will be pedestrianised between the hours of 0900 to 2100 every day from the entrance to Market Cross Shopping Centre Car Park to High Street.
  • The pedestrianisation of St. Kieran's Street will be extended to match - i.e. 0900 to 2100 every day.
  • The overall scheme will be kept under review.

Typical Section on High Street

Typical Section on High Street

Typicial Section on Rose Inn Street

Typical Section on Rose Inn Street















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