A stretch of the M7 motorway has reopened after works over the weekend were completed ahead of schedule.
Diversions were in place from Friday night between Naas North and Naas South in Kildare due to a bridge demolition.
Motorists had to divert via new slip roads at the junction at the new Osberstown interchange (Junction 9a).
The works were due to continue until tonight, with plans for the road to be reopened by 6am Monday morning.
However, gardaí yesterday evening took to social media to confirm that the road would instead open at 6am today.
A speed limit of 60km/h remains in place for parts of the route.
Traffic Update - A bridge demolition at J9 Oberstown on the M7 has been completed ahead of schedule. The M7 will now re-open to traffic from 6am on Sunday morn. Note - A speed limit of 60km/h on the works route is still in place & motorists should factor this into journey times. pic.twitter.com/HoYA8PCLbe
— An Garda Síochána (@GardaTraffic) March 30, 2019
The motorway is expected to be busy today, as GAA fans from counties such as Kerry, Limerick and Waterford travel to Croke Park.
The widening of the M7 began in late 2017, and there has been a 60 km/h speed limit in place from the M9 interchange towards Johnstown.
It has led to numerous delays for commuters, in particular those travelling from the Naas area.
The project is contracted to finish in April, with Kildare County Council officials saying they will have a better idea after this weekend when work will be finished.