UPDATE: The road closure has since been deferred by Donegal County Council.
See the latest update at: https://www.donegaldaily.com/2019/08/15/council-defer-closure-of-rockhill-road-letterkenny/
Original report, posted on 13th August 2019:
A section of the Rockhill Road in Letterkenny will be temporarily closed for more than three months for water upgrade works.
Starting on Monday 19th August, the road will be closed from the roundabout at Oldtown Bridge road to the junction between Rockhill Road and Greyrock/Nestles Road. The closure will be in place until 26th November 2019.
These roadworks have been planned to facilitate the installation of a new sewer and associated works by Irish Water.
A notice from Donegal County Council says that all local traffic will be accommodated for the duration of the closure.
An alternative route has been designated for traffic during the works:
Traffic approaching from Newmills/Glenswilly on the Rockhill Road going to Town Centre will be directed via Greyrock Road. This will lead onto Father Mc Loone Terrace and onto Oldtown Bridge.
Traffic approaching from Letterkenny Town Centre will be directed via Father Mc Loone Terrace onto Greyrock Road.
Meanwhile, the traffic lights will remain in operation in the Old Town area for another three weeks. A one-way system is in place on the Old Town Road as part of the Letterkenny Sewerage Scheme, leading to four sets of traffic lights on lanes approaching the mini roundabout at Old Dunnes Stores.