Re: Re: Time to Complete the M50?
All current plans for the Eastern bypass envision a tunnel and it’s hard to argue against that, not least because of the unbelievable planning difficulties that would arise in building it across the bay.
What about concealing the Bay Conduit in the dyke?
Somewhere along the line, the surface roadway proposed would have to be integrated to the existing M50 requiring a massive completely surface-based interchange.
Plans are to incorporate it into the Sandyford interchange, which is already massive
There is also a serious question of where would you bring the road to land without razing a huge amount of houses. Do you bring it back to existing dry land at Dun Laoghaire, Bray or somewhere in between? And if so, what gap do you use?
Booterstown, as again already planned by Dun Laoghaire council
Also, I don’t think the issue is building one or the other. The Eastern Bypass and a second orbital motorway (perhaps the M100) are both badly needed to cater for current traffic needs,
Poppycock. With all due respect Kefu the western-bypass-of-the-M50-bypass would be grossly wasteful of money as well as the immediate environmental impact]aside from what may arise in the future. Aside from that, other topics worth considering are a second international airport and container port in the Greater Dublin Region, both of them on the outer M100.
This country needs to start thinking in terms of catering to a population of probably 6 million people by 2020. Public transport initiatives are required but there’s not a single piece of the motorway programme that isn’t also necessary.[/QUOTE]
Again fundamentally disagree; Braemore harbour is beside existing M1, while Baldonnell airport is beside M7. As for all of the motorways being required, this too is total poppycock – we are getting a radial system which splits into seperate branchs far too close to Dublin. An option that would have been more efficient would have had Dublin – Cork routed by Kilkenny with a branch to Waterford, while Dublin to Galway should have been routed via Birr and split at Portumna with a branch to Limerick. Equally routing the Dublin – Cork mway along the rail line with a branch to Limerick from Limerick Junction would also have been far more efficient.
And then there’s the option of upgrading existing roads to a two+one system which is also the answer in many instances… But then I take it your for the Tara Motorway 😡 🙁
Ah Mr. Kefu Mc Alpine CIF Ascon, I suspect we disagree! :p