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Old May 13th, 2009, 01:38 AM   #261
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For those who mightnt know where the above pics were taken from I have a map below. The above pics were taken from Shannon the Limerick below spec expressway/dual carriageway. Shannon to Gort is on the second tranche of motoway redesignation meaning that it will be upgraded from a dual carriageway to motorway status if approved. Currently Crusheen-Gort is under construction and is looking to be completed next year and opening motorway.



Light blue - Under construction - up for motorway designation
Dark blue - Completed - up for motorway designation



The above photo is the tie in with Gort and motorway/dual carriageway standard to Tuam in county Galway. This is not under construction but has been put forward for PPP funding from banks or investment funds. It is looking unlikely that it will be funded for at this current moment in time but is the highest priority of the next road project to be done.
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Old May 13th, 2009, 08:34 PM   #262
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This post deleted in protest against politically biased moderation.

Keep politics out of the roads forum.

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Old May 13th, 2009, 08:55 PM   #263
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M7 Nenagh to Limerick motorway under construction, due to open roughly around the end of this year.

Northbound from R504 overbridge


Southbound from R504 overbridge
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Old May 13th, 2009, 09:13 PM   #264
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Here is some more photos of the N18. This time its Shannon to Ennis. This stretch of dual carriageway is pending motorway redesignation.









The last 3 pics were of the Ennis bypass section of the N18 completed in 2007. The concrete barrier was designed for the median for that section.
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Old May 14th, 2009, 01:08 AM   #265
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The issue is not the latitude, but the elevation. Central México is high above sea-level, higher than the highest point in Ireland. No part of Ireland is far from the sea and so the climate is moderate, with little snow or high temperatures. heavy snow is possible though, just unusual especially in recent years. We had some this year, as temperatures are just around freezing ice can form and cause problems, notably on steep ramps from the M50.

Twenty-seven years ago we got dumped on, though!

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that looks really cool, there area a-lot of mountain towns in mexico that look like that in winter
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Old May 14th, 2009, 01:12 AM   #266
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Those signs that you guys use in your irish roads are similar in colours to the ones here (mostly green with some blue signs)

ive noticed most of europe uses only blue

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Old May 14th, 2009, 01:19 AM   #267
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The NAD is important, of course. But there is not much snow on Vancouver Island off the N American continent far north of Mexico (although not as far north as Ireland). The Baltic States are much colder as cold air can reach them from Siberia without passing over water.
True, continentality is a major player in a region's climate. The reason north and central Mexico have quite chilly winters is because of the continentality of the country, very strong cold fronts from Greenland and Canada can make it well deep into Mexico, which makes us the only country in the world that gets snow at sealevel within the tropic of cancer. The only true all year round warm areas here are the far south beach resorts like Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Cozumel, and Acapulco, those are also the most frequented tourist areas of the country, that's why most people think Mexico is an all year hot country. Even central Mexico which is slightly below the tropic of cancer, has a very cool summer and chilly winter because of the elevation which is more than 2000 metres above sea level, the vegetation there reminds me of the pictures I've seen of Ireland
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Old May 14th, 2009, 01:33 AM   #268
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Those signs that you guys use in your irish roads are similar in colours to the ones here (mostly green with some blue signs)

ive noticed most of europe uses only blue
Yep its:

Blue - Motorways
Green - Dual Carriageway/Expressways, National Primary and Secondary roads
White background with black writing - Local and Regional roads

Were hoping to see those signs turned to blue in the next few months. Too many dual carriageways in our country should be motorways but at least now that will be happening.
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Old May 14th, 2009, 01:35 AM   #269
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i know this is just irish roads, but so just u guys can see a pic of the countryside of central mexico im sure one pic won't get me flagged, to me it looks a-lot like Ireland or central germany
this is the federal district-cuernavaca motorway
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Yep its:

Blue - Motorways
Green - Dual Carriageway/Expressways, National Primary and Secondary roads
White background with black writing - Local and Regional roads

Were hoping to see those signs turned to blue in the next few months. Too many dual carriageways in our country should be motorways but at least now that will be happening.
what's the length your current motorway sistem right now?
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what's the length your current motorway sistem right now?
In december 2008 there was 435km of motorway. At the end of next year it could be possibly very close to 1000km which is alot for a small country like Ireland.

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Old May 14th, 2009, 02:43 AM   #272
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here is a map of the motorway network for late 2010 assuming all redesignations go ahead.


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Old May 14th, 2009, 01:10 PM   #273
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here is a map of the motorway network for late 2010 assuming all redesignations go ahead.
Wouldn't the M25 be finished by then? Also what happened to the M2?
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Old May 14th, 2009, 04:26 PM   #274
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Interesting project but kind of futuristic in current economic climate.
It's only a feasibility study.

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Why is it so far from M50?
Because M50 is already there and there is no need for another M50, especially as there is a major widening scheme of M50 going on as we speak.

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They write about preventing sprawl. But sprawl is there already. Radial links to Dublin fuel sprawl, not orbital links.
That's the idea behind Leinster orbital ring running in a relative distance from Dublin, so the driver wishing to get from Naas to, say Kilcock (and farther up north) FAST wouldn't have to make unnecessary journey to M50, merge into greater Dublin traffic, exit at the N4/M4 junction and drive westwards for another 23 km. There's only 20 km from Naas to Kilcock, but as it is today it's mainly via narrow local roads and there's far too many small, easily congestible towns on the way.

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Maybe improving some secondary and local roads will be then enough and full blown extra motorway won't be needed.
A full blown motorway would be an overkill, I agree with that. But personally, I wouldn't mind a proper, national quality road network (hard shoulders, town bypasses, etc) that could be an excellent alternative to overly Dublin-centered motorway system in Ireland, which only serves to perpetuate the present situation whereby 25% of Ireland's population lives in the Dublin Area.
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Wouldn't the M25 be finished by then? Also what happened to the M2?
Cheers, the M2 is now included in the map assuming its going to be redesignated. The N25 is not in the second tranche of motorway redesignations which raised a few eyebrows. The Waterford bypass will not be a bypass in a few years if it isint going to be put forward for motorway redesignation.
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Old May 14th, 2009, 06:47 PM   #276
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Motorway network due for late 2010



(all routes now labelled)
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Old May 14th, 2009, 07:02 PM   #277
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Transport, are you sure your M6 route on that map is correct? You show it dipping south for Loughrea, but it actually runs closer to Athenry, making the mainline much more direct than you show.
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Transport, are you sure your M6 route on that map is correct? You show is dipping south for Loughrea, but it actually runs closer to Athenry, making the mainline much more direct than you show.
your correct Furet its more north than loughrea. The route wouldnt be totally right. The M18 would be east also just was too quick doing out the map. I just found this site browsing around very good with some great coverage of the worlds infrastructure.

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Old May 14th, 2009, 07:24 PM   #279
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Work begins on N21 Castleisland Bypass

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Initial site work has begun on the Castleisland Bypass. The long awaited project is the only bypass in the country to go ahead this year and is estimated to cost 27 million euro. Preliminary site investigations are taking place and site offices are being set up, since last week. Work is officially set to begin in the coming weeks
http://kerrynews.wordpress.com/2009/...island-bypass/
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N7 Limerick city bypass phase 1- completed 2004









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