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Old August 2nd, 2011, 02:57 PM   #961
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Back on topic. According to boards.ie, work is apparently due to begin in September 2011 on a new 16 km stretch of motorway to fill a gap between Wicklow and Arklow, between these two points.

Since this one came as a bit of a surprise, I'll believe it when I see work on the ground, not before.

Work on the mammoth 57 km M17/M18 motorway project east of Galway (from here to here) is stalled due to funding issues. Due to our bad credit rating, the project cannot proceed as a Public Private Partnership as the necessary money cannot be borrowed at a reasonable interest rate. The project has officially been pushed out to 2012, but realistically it's unlikely before 2014.

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You want to know the answer? It's not British looking................no really - that's the only reason everyone seems to come up with.
Unlikely, considering how petty that would be. The choice of yellow for the road edge markings is far more likely to just be a random preference of some engineer a few decades ago. Until recently, we just made up road signage and markings in Ireland as we went along, and it's entirely possible that the choice was down to a single person.
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Old August 4th, 2011, 07:23 PM   #962
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New No Entry signs now appearing

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A new Traffic Signs Manual was issued last year, and it authorises the use of standard Vienna Convention no entry signs instead of the Irish standard of a crossed-out straight-ahead arrow.

Dublin City Council appear to be replacing all the old no entry signs with the new standard ones. Here's an example in Dublin 8:

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Old August 4th, 2011, 07:25 PM   #963
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Does anyone know the reason for yellow shoulders? Personally, I like think white shoulders blend into the countryside better but then again I also think a yellow central diving line is a great way to indicate opposing traffic on roads, as used in North America and elsewhere
I've seen yellow shoulders in Switzerland (non-motorway roads) and Liechtenstein, so Ireland is not alone in Europe in doing this.

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Old August 4th, 2011, 08:13 PM   #964
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I've seen yellow shoulders in Switzerland (non-motorway roads) and Liechtenstein, so Ireland is not alone in Europe in doing this.

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Old August 4th, 2011, 08:57 PM   #965
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Something of a rarity; a new road construction project began today!

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Work begins on €97m Tralee bypass
Updated: 17:31, Thursday, 4 August 2011



Construction began this morning on the 13.5km bypass of Tralee in Co Kerry.
The Tralee bypass is one of only six national projects going ahead this year.

The €97m project includes an 8km dual carriageway around Tralee town and a 5.5km single carriageway link to the Killarney Road.

It will take 21 months to build and up to 150 people will be employed during construction.

Business and tourist interest groups have welcomed the development, which is seen as essential for the region's economic growth.

As well as cutting traffic levels in Tralee town by 25%, the new bypass will improve access to Kerry Airport as well as travel to and from Killarney.

It is expected that almost 19,000 vehicles per day will travel the route by 2026.

Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar turned the sod today to mark the official start of the project.

Mr Varadkar said: 'This project will dramatically improve safety benefits to motorists and vulnerable road users alike resulting in a predicted 14% reduction in accidents.

'Additionally, the Tralee bypass will upgrade access to County Kerry and allow Tralee to benefit from the removal of unnecessary through traffic whilst improving the travel experience for tourists and businesses alike.'

Other national projects going ahead this year include the €98m N5 road project in Cork, the N3 Belturbet Bypass, the N5 Longford Bypass, the N4 Downs Grade Separation project, and the N52 Carrickbridge to Dalystown project.

Story from RTÉ News:
http://www.rte.ie/news/2011/0804/kerry.html
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Old August 4th, 2011, 09:06 PM   #966
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As well as cutting traffic levels in Tralee town by 25%

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It is expected that almost 19,000 vehicles per day will travel the route by 2026.
So that means currently 76,000 vehicles minus some 2011 - 2026 growth pass through Tralee?
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Old August 4th, 2011, 09:21 PM   #967
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No, because the scheme, as well as forming a distributor road around Tralee (that will get 25% of traffic out of the town), bypasses parts of the N21, N22 and N69, especially the N22 while still performing a radial function.

http://www.kerrycoco.ie/en/allservic...le,1502,en.pdf
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Old August 4th, 2011, 09:24 PM   #968
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I have to go to Kerry sometime, its the only county of Ireland that I haven't been to. Is it nice?
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Old August 5th, 2011, 12:13 AM   #969
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I have to go to Kerry sometime, its the only county of Ireland that I haven't been to. Is it nice?
Yes, especially if you like mountains and the ocean!

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Old August 5th, 2011, 12:41 AM   #970
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I have to go to Kerry sometime, its the only county of Ireland that I haven't been to. Is it nice?
The nicest imo. Apart from the aforementioned town, and the north of the county!!!
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Old August 5th, 2011, 12:45 AM   #971
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Yes, especially if you like mountains and the ocean!

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The nicest imo. Apart from the aforementioned town, and the north of the county!!!
Not many roses?
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Old August 5th, 2011, 12:45 PM   #972
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Folks,

A new Traffic Signs Manual was issued last year, and it authorises the use of standard Vienna Convention no entry signs instead of the Irish standard of a crossed-out straight-ahead arrow.

Dublin City Council appear to be replacing all the old no entry signs with the new standard ones. Here's an example in Dublin 8:

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I've noticed more and more of them in the last few weeks around Fairview, North Dublin. I'm very happy their now using them, they look much better than our other no entry sign!
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Old August 5th, 2011, 12:53 PM   #973
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What did the previous sign look like?


It's hideous!
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Old August 5th, 2011, 12:56 PM   #974
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It's hideous!
And Ireland was the only country in Europe with this sign.
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Old August 5th, 2011, 01:29 PM   #975
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This one is another very special one for Ireland. They are the only country in Europe with this sign.



In rest of Europe they look like this, compare.

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Old August 5th, 2011, 02:07 PM   #976
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Oh right. Yes, it is hideous. Reminds me of those signs in Brazil that look kind of standard but are used completely wrong (even if they did get them into the standard after the fact).
Maybe it's hideous but I find it logical. Apart from being different from other European countries what's wrong with it?
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Old August 5th, 2011, 02:12 PM   #977
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Why is it hideous? It looks fine to me
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Old August 6th, 2011, 01:28 AM   #978
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It's hideous!
I don't think this one is hideous. Ireland is the only country in Europe with this sign, but that's not means it's hideous. And I think most people from other European countries can understand it.
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Old August 6th, 2011, 02:14 AM   #979
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Going back to Highways, this is the A2 in Derry which opened to traffic in February of this year. It connects the Airport with the city and is 6.8km in length.
Nice. It's obviously completed by now. I queried that scheme in a previous post and how far along it was.
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Old August 7th, 2011, 08:22 PM   #980
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I don't think this one is hideous. Ireland is the only country in Europe with this sign, but that's not means it's hideous. And I think most people from other European countries can understand it.
The arrow alone is extremely hideous.
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