m50 and our motorways

Postby Peter Fitz » Mon Jun 30, 2003 2:06 pm

cool, thanks Andrew, nothing for the Red Cow ?? suppose it would have to be revised now anyway to incorporate a flyover for luas and to facilitate cars getting in to the park and ride at the depot ...

do you know if these plans have been shelved ?? they're going to have to implement them sooner or later, especially at the red cow ...
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Postby Andrew Duffy » Mon Jun 30, 2003 2:46 pm

The M50 2x3 lane upgrade and the N4 junction (look - a real interchange!) are in planning:

http://www.nra.ie/RoadSchemeActivity/MajorRoadSchemesinPlanning/

Incidentally, even though the second M50 toll bridge has yet to open, it is currently being used by traffic while the dividing wall is removed from the older bridge. This means the near-suicidal merge required when changing from N4 Eastbound to M50 Northbound will still be required; I thought the wall would have made a good speed seperation like you see in the USA or Australia.
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Postby Andrew Duffy » Mon Jun 30, 2003 2:48 pm

Oh, the N2 and N7 ones are "through statutory approval", which I think means out of planning:

http://www.nra.ie/RoadSchemeActivity/NationalPrimaryRoadSchemesthroughStatutoryApprovalProcess/
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Postby Rory W » Mon Jun 30, 2003 5:07 pm

Mmmm spagetti

Amazing how every piece of infrastructure buiilt in this country has to be fixed after a few years. There is such a short term view of things - get it in at a reasonable budget and sure if it doesn't work we'll fix it at a later date.

Bet you anything the junctions on the final section are going to be done in the cheap and cheerful manner of the rest only to be done properly a few years down the line.
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