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@rob mc wrote:

Ballinasloe to Atlone strech of N6 upgraded to motorway today.

But the Athlone by pass upgrade has been suspended due to objections, wtf is that about?

the dual carriage bypassing Athlone isn’t really suitable for motorway status. It has a narrow hard shoulder and way too many junctions with regional roads. At some stage in the future, it might be decided to build a second bypass to the south of Athlone. On a map the M/N 6 does a significant detour to bypass Athlone where as a southern bypass would result in more of a straight line which means faster travel between Dublin and Galway.

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