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Old July 30th, 2009, 04:19 AM   #341
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The problem asthetically with the M6 is that it goes through a part of the country that becomes increasingly barren the further west you go. By the time you reach the end of the M6 at Galway - almost all the trees are gone and there is very little soil left from erosion. It's suited to minor roads that sort of landscape. Not quite motorways.
Barren my arse...still looks beautiful.

I would love to move to Ireland. I am a UK citizen originally....so I wonder if I'd have to apply for a Visa.
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Old July 31st, 2009, 02:47 PM   #342
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Some motorway signs going up on the Ennis bypass secton of the M18. This dual carriageway will be redesignated to motorway on the 28th of August. It is the main Limerick-Galway route.












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Old July 31st, 2009, 02:51 PM   #343
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...... and some M20 signs as well.

Approaching the M20





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Old August 2nd, 2009, 12:51 PM   #344
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New M8 signage on recently redesignated sections north of Cork. Note - again - the lack of civic pride when it comes to verge maintenance. It's actually embarrassing. The Germans mow almost all of their verges.

















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Old August 2nd, 2009, 01:23 PM   #347
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Was it just me..

Or did i notice a bike-lane on the left side of the road on the N4 ??

A bike lane, on a 3-lane grate seperated road.. :O
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Might as well add my M8/20 ones to the mix too

Did Galway - Cork today by bus, had the camera with me. I got far more excited about going on the M18 than I would admit to anyone in real life.











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Old August 2nd, 2009, 01:27 PM   #349
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The lads were hard at work





Onto the M20 now









They seem to be putting the end of motorway signs in the correct places too!! Wow.

Also saw Dunkettle on the M8 and while there are no Start Of Motorway signs, you can just make out a blue distance sign in this pic.

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Old August 3rd, 2009, 05:09 PM   #350
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New M8 signage on recently redesignated sections north of Cork. Note - again - the lack of civic pride when it comes to verge maintenance. It's actually embarrassing. The Germans mow almost all of their verges.
I reckon it will be done shortly as the Patrickswell exit sign on the M20 is entirely covered by grass. I only saw it as I slowed down and looked at it from the side.
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Old August 3rd, 2009, 05:13 PM   #351
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I got far more excited about going on the M18 than I would admit to anyone in real life.
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I've enlarged the M8 wikipedia article again, particularly the 'history' section. See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M8_motorway_(Ireland)

I'd like to see an expansion of the M6 and M9 articles, as well as the creation of an M18 article too.
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Old August 3rd, 2009, 11:55 PM   #353
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Why are some destinations on distance signs in brackets?
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If I have to guess... and now I'm using the Portuguese system... I think those are indirect destinations, not directly served by this road. But that's just conjecture.
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Old August 4th, 2009, 12:35 AM   #355
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If I have to guess... and now I'm using the Portuguese system... I think those are indirect destinations, not directly served by this road. But that's just conjecture.
You are correct

The upgraded N4 section above is not a motorway. Therefore normal restrictions do not apply. I have to say though the bike lane seems a bit dodgy to me given traffic volumes on it.
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Thanks for the explanation.
I don't like this too much, I prefer it like in Germany with a line inbetween.

About the bike lane. Aren't they going to upgrade it to motorway anyway and therefore the bike lane will be gone?
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About the bike lane. Aren't they going to upgrade it to motorway anyway and therefore the bike lane will be gone?
No. This section will not be motorway, to make a motorway here would require a parallel road for things like cycle lanes and access. Such a parallel road was proposed, but in the end it was not built, although all of the junctions are now grade separated.
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Old August 5th, 2009, 03:43 AM   #358
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The Nenagh-Limerick M7 scheme is shaping up to be finished this year.

Looking south of the R504 overbridge




Looking north of the R504 overbridge
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Old August 10th, 2009, 05:23 PM   #359
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Video posted on Youtube of journey southbound on the A1/N1 from Newry to Dundalk, crossing into the South at 2:23. See the rain and the South Armagh, Cooley scenery.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VIns...eature=related
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Old August 15th, 2009, 08:01 PM   #360
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M7/M8 PPP Motorway Scheme



Looking east J21



Looking west from J21 (Nenagh - Castletown scheme)



J21 link road



Looking south from L road to Clough (M8)



Looking north toward R434 overbridge from Clough link road (M8)



These two from the L1595 road (M7)



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