Aidan wrote:I've seen plans with a traffic bridge crossing the river in front of the (new) railway station, with specific proviso for future use as a light rail bridge. No idea if that bridge is an opener, but I really doubt it, for obvious reasons.
Pug wrote:I'm all in favour of improving transport but let me play devils advocate here
there is work starting on the new Fermoy-Mitchelstown road, the contract is worth â‚¬70 million apparently. I'm not sure if that includes the various CPO's on the land along the way. This road will save approx. 10 minutes. driving.
Is it worth it?
jungle wrote:I'd say anyone who disagrees with THE_Chris has never had the pleasure of driving the N20. The Charleville-Croom section is digraceful considering it links the state's second city to its third and fourth. Last time I drove it, it took me 15 minutes to get through Buttevant. At least the N8 doesn't pass through any towns now and is 2+1 for most of the route.
Peter FitzPatrick wrote:Is that you playing devil's advocate, or is that your view ! ?
I don't agree either way ... we can't have a situation where the motorway to our second city returns to single carriageway for 16km ! All interurbans are to be finished by 2010 & as it stands are on or ahead of schedule, there can't be any further slippage in the 2010 deadline, remember 2006 was the initial target !
Saucy Jack wrote:Remarkably quiet on the Cork Docklands tax designation missing from the budget also.
jungle wrote:It was in the Examiner alright yesterday, but stuck in the business section.
Since the Examiner started pretending to be a national paper, it's lost focus on local issues and the Echo seems more worried about whether someone can afford a new SUV than developments that might define the city's future.
Honestly, all the big parties need a good kick up the backside in Cork. A local party that could leave aside all the national dogmas and just get on with running the city well and standing up for the city in the Dail could do wonders. Local elections in 2009. Time to start thinking...
Pug wrote:feasibility study on the Luas is welcome but when thats done, there will prob have to be a cost benefit analysis, then funding will have to be appropriated, then the thing actually built, its all a dripfeed of information to cover up the length of time these things take if in fact it will happen at all and we just get extra trambuses / bustrams, whatever they are calling them these days
Brian Cowen announced shamelessly the budget would provide funds for the Cork Midleton railway to be ready for 2009 (i.e. 2010), a project originally announced in May 2004. Was there any mention of Sarsfield Rd/Bandon Rd flyover, N28 to Ringaskiddy, Macroom Bypass, etc etc
Kent Station redevelopment was announced in 2005. In August 2007 CIE said a plan for the redevelopment would be ready "within months". Shouldnt it have been ready in 2005?