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Old October 29th, 2010, 07:42 PM   #761
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No it wouldn't, especially if you're Irish.
I am Irish. Yes it is. It's Northern Ireland - it's currently a different country. Whether or not one wishes that to remain is another matter but that's the current situation.
The term 'Ireland' in an nationalistic sense actually refers to the ROI.



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Oh and by the way, Northern Ireland is not officially a disputed territory since the Good Friday Agreement, and the respective amendment to the Irish Constitution.
Exactly. The ROI gave up its claim on NI as part of it's territory.

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Anyway, this isn't the place for a discussion on Irish political affairs.
Agreed. But until a certain poster stops sprouting bullshit!
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Old November 11th, 2010, 12:52 AM   #762
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Guys, I know most of you look at google maps to check out Irish roads. Well they have updated the motorway network but loads of mistakes.

The following should be motorway but are down as N roads on the map.
M7: Limerick-Nenagh and Limerick SRR as far as Rossbrien
M9: Carlow-Waterford
M8: Watergrasshill-Dunkettle,Cork

Still missing the following motorways post redesignation phase:
M2, M11, M18 and M20.





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Old November 11th, 2010, 04:08 PM   #763
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Motorway opening trims half an hour off Galway to Shannon journey
November 11, 2010 - 7:00am
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Motorway opening trims half an hour off Galway to Shannon journey
November 11, 2010 - 7:00am
by Denise McNamara

The Crusheen to Gort motorway will be open to the public from around 3pm tomorrow (Friday), shaving up to a half hour off the journey between the city and Shannon Airport and taking up to 10,000 vehicles per day out of the Gort.

And the good news for road users in the north of the county is that construction work on the €500m motorway between Gort and Tuam is now due to begin in the Spring with contracts to be signed by the end of the year.

In the meantime, the ribbon will be cut on the €200m Crusheen to Gort stretch by Transport Minister Noel Dempsey at the official opening at noon tomorrow at Gortavoher, eight months ahead of schedule.

Michael Timmins, senior engineer in the National Roads Design Office (NRDO) in Galway, said the motorway would cut the journey time between Ballybrit on the eastern edge of the city to Shannon Airport by 20 minutes in off-peak times and up to 30 minutes at peak times.

It would take up to 80% of the traffic out of Gort, with between 8,000 and 10,000 vehicles per day now diverted onto the new road.
http://www.galwaynews.ie/15989-motor...hannon-journey
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Old November 11th, 2010, 04:29 PM   #764
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Hey everyone.

I maintain an Irish Motorway network site here

I've recently updated the "Futures" section where I propose motorways and other major roads that Ireland need for the next few decades. Here it is

Please take a look!
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Old November 11th, 2010, 09:18 PM   #765
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Interesting maps!
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Old November 11th, 2010, 09:20 PM   #766
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That is M18. The number was not mentioned in the news report.
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Old November 15th, 2010, 02:34 AM   #767
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M50 junction 6

M50 junction 6

It was cold and mostly clear tonight, so I thought I'd take a few snaps in and around J6 of the M50. This area has seen perhaps some of the most dramatic changes due to the upgrade works, so I hope these shots are of interest.

First, a key map. The numbers on the map below correspond roughly to where the shots were taken.
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Key image by csd75, on Flickr

Location 1 first. This is a panorama of four shots stitched together looking west and north from the vantage point. The loop visible is the M50 southbound to N3 outbound freeflow slip, with the Royal Canal visible to the extreme left. Vantage point 2 is visible here, directly across the sliproad below, where the bridge ends in the middle of the frame. Vantage point 4 is under the bridges to the left.
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loop_Panorama1 by csd75, on Flickr

Moving to vantage point 2, we're looking northwest at the N3 to M50 South, N3 to City, and M50 northbound to N3 outbound slips passing under original M50 SB offramp to the roundabout. Immediately beyond this overpass, the carriageways cross the M50 mainline.
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IMG_6829 by csd75, on Flickr

Turning the camera around to face the opposite way, L to R we see the N3 inbound to City, N3 inbound to M50 southbound, and M50 northbound to N3 outbound carriageways.image hosted on flickr

IMG_6830 by csd75, on Flickr

Now we move to vantage point 3, the canal aqueduct across the M50 mainline. The first shot looks northeast at the M50 mainline. The high bridge in the foreground is the northern half of the original grade-separated roundabout junction, while visible in the distance is the new bridge seen from the first of the viewpoint 2 photos.
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M50 night by csd75, on Flickr[/IMG]

Here's a shot of the Royal Canal as it crosses the M50 mainline on the aqueduct. It's hard to believe that the motorway is immediately below the water here. The bridge in the distance is part of the western section of the original grade-separated roundabout.
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IMG_6843 by csd75, on Flickr

Looking back to the east, we see one of the original canal bridges, which has somehow survived the both the original junction six and its subsequent upgrading.
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IMG_6840 by csd75, on Flickr

We now move to vantage point 4, under the three flyovers than span the canal and the railway. Looking south from the north bank of the canal, we're right under the N3 inbound M50 southbound (L) and M50 northbound to N3 outbound (R) bridges. The Dublin to Sligo railway line is immediately behind the metal fence at the bottom of the shot.
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IMG_6805 by csd75, on Flickr

Looking west from under the bridge, the M50 southbound to N3 outbound loop is seen merging with the M50 northbound to N3 outbound flyover.
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IMG_6833 by csd75, on Flickr

Turning the camera back the other way, we see the same loop as it dives under the three bridges.
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IMG_6810 by csd75, on Flickr

My final shot is a driver's eye view (almost!) of the M50 southbound to N3 outbound loop, just as it passes under the three bridges marked at (4) on the key map.
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IMG_6821 by csd75, on Flickr

If the weather holds (and anyone's interested!) I'll try and get more shots of this and J7 during the week.

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Old November 15th, 2010, 09:24 AM   #768
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I can't see your pictures unfortunately. Are you sure your Picasa album is set to "public"?
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Old November 15th, 2010, 10:08 AM   #769
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Chris,

It was set to "anyone with link", but I've changed it to "Public" now and it seems to work for me when I try with a browser that's not logged into Picasa.

I would have thought it should work with it set to "anyone with link" though -- is there some sort of daily transfer limit with Picasa?

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Old November 15th, 2010, 11:40 AM   #770
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They didn't show for me at first, but when I reloaded the page they loaded fine.
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Old November 15th, 2010, 01:22 PM   #771
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They didn't show for me at first, but when I reloaded the page they loaded fine.
They still don't work for me here in Aus.
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Old November 15th, 2010, 01:47 PM   #772
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Ok these are uploaded to flickr now and I've updated the original post.

Can you let me know if they're visible now?

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Old November 15th, 2010, 03:18 PM   #773
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They do work now, great pictures! Nice aqueduct, we have over a dozen of them in the Netherlands.
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Old November 15th, 2010, 03:28 PM   #774
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Working now for me too. Nice pics!
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Old November 16th, 2010, 11:13 PM   #775
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Really amazing pictures!
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Old November 17th, 2010, 01:49 AM   #776
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I've shared more pics from this interchange here!
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Old November 18th, 2010, 01:59 PM   #777
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Nice work csd
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Old November 18th, 2010, 02:02 PM   #778
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A few photos from the M18 opening(Gort-Crusheen)

Started off here at the rathwilladoon overbridge, parking bay southbound






M18 southbound signage




Passed the Gortavoher overbridge and at last saw the crowd







Pictures from the opening ceremony









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Old November 20th, 2010, 10:09 PM   #779
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Great stuff, good to see the M18 well on the way to being finished, so we're expecting them to start work on Gort to Tuam in the Spring? Fingers crossed that goes ahead.

Also those pictures of M50 J6 are superb csd, I'd love to see more like that!
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Old November 21st, 2010, 07:56 PM   #780
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I can't help but pity the poor people who's country house now fronts a roundabout!
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