Re: Re: well what about the developments popping up in the shannonside ?
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I wouldnt go as far as to say “it will be as bad as it ever is” Phase 2 of the south ring will definately have a significant impact on the Dock road. You must remember that a substantial amount of traffic heading for Shannon airport or Galway on the N20 turn off at the Raheen interchange, turn left at the raheen r/bout and use the Dock road to avoid the city centre. Factor in the traffic from north Kerry and west Limerick on the N69 and you get an idea of the amount of unneccesary traffic currently clogging up the Dock Road. No doubt it will still be a very busy road but nowhere near the nightmare it is now.
Incidently construction work is stepping up at the site of the Dock road interchange, work on the overbridge means the road will be closed for the next 3 nights! http://www.limerickcity.ie/OurServices/Transportation/RoadsEvents/Name,5518,en.html
N69 Dock Road Interchange
The N69 Dock Road grade-separated junction will be located on the line of the existing N69 between the Irish Cement plant and the Wastewater Treatment plant. This junction will consist of two roundabouts, one at either side of the mainline and a single bridge between the two roundabouts. The interchange will allow entry to and exit from the mainline. This full movement junction shall be grade-separated with the mainline passing over the N69.
The Bunlicky lake causeway will be constructed to a level of 7m above water level, with water depths generally in excess of 5m.