Fears of delayed traffic for Galway’s football supporters heading to Donegal on Sunday have been eased after Donegal County Council gave the county GAA board a commitment.
— Official Donegal GAA (@officialdonegal) February 2, 2018
However, delays lasting over 40 minutes look to be avoided after a decision made on the closure between Kilross and Stranorlar at Tircallen.
The road closure will be in force from Friday at 7pm. The contractor will work around the clock to ensure that the culvert is fitted and the road is tarred prior to Sunday morning and it is hoped that the road will be fully re-opened on Sunday morning to allow for the diversions to be lifted and traffic to flow freely without restrictions on the road.
***IN THE EVENT THE WORKS ARE NOT COMPLETE***
In a worst-case scenario if the works are not completed by Sunday morning, the traffic coming from the south of the County and Galway will be permitted to travel on one lane of the road without restrictions (No traffic lights), whilst the diversion will remain in place for traffic coming from Letterkenny.
For traffic leaving the game in Letterkenny the diversion will be changed to allow traffic from the match to travel through without restriction and the diversion will be in place for traffic coming for the South of the County.
Donegal GAA will be contact with Donegal County Council throughout the weekend. As of now we expect a small-time delay. However, NO restrictions will be in place for those travelling to the game from South of the County and Galway. The road will be open on the return journey also.
Galway were 1-9 winners over Tyrone in Tuam last Sunday while Donegal went down 2-18 to 3-14 against Kerry.