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Old December 14th, 2008, 06:13 PM   #121
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There really are no major website for current constructions, which everyone has been complaining about recently.

www.nra.ie is the road building authority.

Best bet to check motorway construction is Wikipedia.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M8_motorway_(Ireland) <- links to the rest on here.
I've already checked wiki and NRA but there are just general info about projects and planned opening times.
I was looking for more infos about ongoing construction, especially pictures would be welcome
I thought that Ireland with all this buzz about IT and new technologies would post a bit more information online for general public.

Come on guys, Poland supposed to be well behind in this field.
Well maybe we are just more crazy about road building?
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Old December 16th, 2008, 04:47 PM   #122
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Can somebody post me a picture from Speed Limits in Ireland? Thanks
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Old December 16th, 2008, 07:13 PM   #123
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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 December 16th, 2008, 07:43 PM   #124
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Old December 17th, 2008, 07:20 PM   #125
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that looks like roadworks: M50? if so it's being widened to 3 lanes, with 4th between junctions (most of which are getting freeflow upgrades). It's congested partially due to the roadworks, and partially due to not having enough capacity. that will soon change!
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This post deleted in protest against politically biased moderation.

Keep politics out of the roads forum.

http://www.youtube.com/watch

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Old December 18th, 2008, 11:13 PM   #127
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The recession? Are so many people losing their jobs in Ireland that they don't have to commute anymore?
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Old December 19th, 2008, 12:40 AM   #128
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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 December 19th, 2008, 12:47 AM   #129
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The rate of road building in Ireland is pretty phenomenal - by 2010 in total there will have been 1100kms+ of motorway - after redesignation aswell. That is far from the end of the plans but the rate of construction of motorways is going to slow markedly.

Projects like the M20 Cork to Limerick and the M17 are on track through PPP mechanisms.

Even if construction stop completely in 2010 (which, of course, wont happen) it is still a network to be proud of.


There is alot of motorway openings due 2009/2010. Will definately keep this thread updated.

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Old December 19th, 2008, 03:46 AM   #130
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There is alot of motorway openings due 2009/2010. Will definately keep this thread updated.
You can start updating now by posting pictures of construction
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Old December 21st, 2008, 02:40 PM   #131
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The recession? Are so many people losing their jobs in Ireland that they don't have to commute anymore?
Im in Ireland at the moment. Just 500m from this house they are building a brand new highway. I'll take some pics of it. It looks real impressive. They told me that such projects as highways in Ireland won't suffer by the recession. Because the people who build it are actually spanish or polish.. I'll take as much pics as possible.
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Old December 26th, 2008, 08:13 PM   #132
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Heres a stretch of newly opened M8 between Cullahill and Cashel ->

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6P0reA2wkQ
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Old December 27th, 2008, 03:23 AM   #133
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Heres a stretch of newly opened M8 between Cullahill and Cashel ->

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6P0reA2wkQ
I decided to check this site out after you mentioned it on boards.ie Chris.

That clip actually shows 13km of the Cashel to Mitchelstown scheme, heading south. I intend to film the remainder of the route when I head back to Cork, probably over the weekend.

I'm not happy with the version of the Cashel to Cullahill section I posted on MediaFire (here: http://www.mediafire.com/?zjzazjycu53 ). I do have a much better quality recording, but because of its length and size, I'm having trouble uploading it to Youtube. When I crack it I'll be sure to post a link here, as well as on boards and SABRE.
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Old December 27th, 2008, 03:42 AM   #134
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I've already checked wiki and NRA but there are just general info about projects and planned opening times.
I was looking for more infos about ongoing construction, especially pictures would be welcome
I thought that Ireland with all this buzz about IT and new technologies would post a bit more information online for general public.

Come on guys, Poland supposed to be well behind in this field.
Well maybe we are just more crazy about road building?
Hi. The best place to look is here: http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/tags.php?tag=motorway

I have tagged all the relevant threads with 'motorway'. Many pictures of construction works are available on the M8 threads in particular. I took most of the photos on this thread: http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showt...p?t=2055311975 , though that section is now open.

This thread (http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showt...p?t=2055329059) charts an ongoing project; generally, I post pictures once per month.

There are a few new threads on the M6 that also show photos, but we have very few of the M7 and M9 projects.

Another poster on boards.ie and SABRE is thinking of setting up a dedicated website in the coming months, so fingers crossed!
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Old December 27th, 2008, 04:20 AM   #135
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These photos are all of the 16km M8 Mitchelstown to Fermoy Scheme. Officially this is expected to open to traffic in December 2009; unofficially, it will probably open next May.

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Junction 13 of the M8 under construction, December 2008.

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The M8 between Junctions 13 and 14, looking south ~ December 2008.

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M8 looking north, 4km south of Mitchelstown in County Cork, Dec. 2008.

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The M8 looking south just south of Junction 12, December 2008.

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The M8 looking northbound from the Junction 14 overbridge, November 2008.
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Old December 27th, 2008, 04:40 AM   #136
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Hi Furet, Great pics!

The Ireland section is here aswell, it was only set up recently, do contribute!

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...4#post29904004

Thread on new motorways.

Also of interest Ireland is the only country in Europe that uses solid yellow hard shoulders and yellow diamonds - American style 'new world' signage.

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Thanks Odlum. I think I'll copy this post to that other thread. Still finding my way around this site!
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Old January 2nd, 2009, 01:27 AM   #138
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Info on the M7 can be found here

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M7_motorway_(Ireland)

It will be the longest single number motorway in Ireland. The Motorway will connect to 3, possibly 4, other motorways - the M9, M8 and M20.






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Old January 2nd, 2009, 04:36 AM   #139
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Does anyone have a link to a map showing what Ireland's motorway network will look like when it's complete?

Great roads BTW....they look very "American" in places.
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Old January 2nd, 2009, 05:10 AM   #140
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Hi!


This is the best I can find - only current planned projects and those under construction. There are others (the M20 from Cork to Limerick for example and M17) but delays in the new economic environment seem inevitable.







M1 Dublin - Border
M2 Dublin - Ashbourne
M3 Dublin - Kells
M4 Dublin - Kinnegad
M6 Kinnegad - Galway
M7 Dublin - Limerick
M8 Dublin - Cork
M9 Dublin - Waterford
M11 Dublin - Wexford
M17 Tuam - Galway
M18 Galway - Limerick
M20 Limerick - Cork
M21 Limerick
M25 Waterford
M50 Dublin
Outer Orbital Motorway for Dublin - number unkown (not 2012)
Dublin Eastern Bypass (M50) tunnel (not 2012)

All appart from the M20 Cork to Limerick and M17 are U/C. The M1 is complete.


You are right that they actually don't look particularly 'European' - the yellow hard shoulder and usually wide medians and those yellow diamond signs probrably contribute to that. In the UK, for example typically there is a narrow median, the hard shoulders are white and the signage is the European standard white and red. Don't know why things are different here - it's a bit Irish to be odd I suppose!...or maybe we just like America....

I do like the yellow hard shoulders though.....and prefer the yellow diamonds.

There are some narrow median sections aswell

This is the new M8 in County Tipperary for example



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