Re: Re: well what about the developments popping up in the shannonside ?
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I think this should be worth a look, I believe the casting basin where the tunnel elements were constructed is located on the north side of the river.
The latest information on the project is available here
Shannon tunnel set to open for the day on July 26
LIMERICK’S â‚¬500m toll tunnel under the Shannon will be open to the public later this month – but just for one day. The Limerick Leader has learned that on July 26 members of the public and the media will get an opportunity to see for themselves the progress that has been made so far on the public private partnership project.
A highlight of the day, according to a source working on the project, will be the opportunity to get up close to the five 100m long immersed tube tunnel units before they are floated out and sunk into a pre-dredged channel across the river, in August.
The Limerick Tunnel Project consists of the construction of approximately 10km of dual carriageway with grade separated intersections and includes the Limerick Tunnel under the River Shannon Southwest of the City.
The tunnel will be capable of handling up to 40,000 vehicles per day and the removal of this many vehicles from the city centre will eliminate traffic congestion, improve air quality, lower CO2 emissions and allow for further pedestrianisation and greater public transport facilities in Limerick city centre
The construction of the new Limerick Tunnel is one of the largest projects undertaken in the west of Ireland, and use of locally sourced sustainable materials is of particular importance.
The project is Phase II of the Limerick South Ring road project with an estimated completion date of 2010.
Further details on how to access the tunnel on July 26 and on access times for the public will be made available in the near future.