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22-11-2012, 14:28   #1
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Introduction of two way system on Blackthorn Road, Sandyford Industrial Estate

This is being changed on the 27th November so be warned.

See here for further details and here for the PDF on it.
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22-11-2012, 17:11   #2
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It's going to be a disaster!
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They can't even get their details right! First we have
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Date of commencement: 27th November 2012
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The proposed date for the introduction of two-way traffic on Blackthorn Road is Monday, 26th November 2012 at 10.30am.
We'll find out next week when some "loon" is driving towards us.
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Thanks for the Info RosieJoe

Should be fun and games this evening
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Was out at lunch and they have a sign up stating that this comes into affect at 10:30 on the 27th.
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I actually look out onto this road from my desk and have already seen loads of cars treating it as two way. All the road markings are down so can see why people think it is ok.

When all the cars are trying to get out this evening it will be bedlam
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Should (eventually) get rid of all the accidents at the entrance/exit to Mike Murphy's insurance
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Just about to leave work......it's apparently solid non moving traffic all around the area from this already. I'm actually tempted to stay in work a bit longer to let it die down!!!
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Just looked out one of the prison office windows and traffic is moving well past the Microsoft buildings.
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I'm living in the beacon apartments and I'm looking out my window onto carmenhall road looking down towards blackthorn road and the traffic looks mental. My heart goes out to everyone who will have to face this on a nightly basis. It might improve once people get used to it but I think that the introduction of so many traffic lights is going to really slow traffic exiting sandyford every night. hate to be smug but thank god i work shifts and I don't work 9-5 job 
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What's the point in making it a two way system?

It sounds like DLRCOCO are on a mission to make motorists lives miserable. Previously, traffic movement was fine and now (going by one or two of the posts) it sound's like it's absolute bedlam. When are the council going to quit trying to fix things that aren't already broken?

The whole point of one way systems is to simplify road functionality by dividing traffic and minimizing tailbacks. Are they trying to make car usage so unattractive and slow that cycling will be the fastest way to get around?
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Came down Blackthorn Road at 4.30 today, traffic was backed up to the bend just below Heather Road, this is a total disaster, how DLRCC can think this was a good idea is beyond me. For starters, the cut in for traffic turning left after Microsoft starts too late, it needs another 50-60 yards added, there is ample room for this to be done, God only knows why the planners couldn't have done this. I really dont see how making the road two way will help traffic flow in the estate. I dread to think what the revamped Roundabout/Squareabout at the Leopardstown/Brewery Road junction will do to ease the ridiculous traffic holdups that happen every morning.
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What's the point in making it a two way system?
i would assume it part of the stupid decision to convert the Leopardstown roundabout it a signalled junction and ban certain turning options.
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I don't know why they don't turn the whole thing into one massive one way system.

ie in at Leopardstown roundabout, left at AVID onto heather Road, then either left at Beacon to M50, or right and merge into 4 lanes going down by Sandyford Opel, then right at the bottom (merging with Kilmacud Road), then across parallel to the Luas, exiting to Stillorgan with only Luas/ped lights, and continue around to Leopardstown roundabout. The Microsoft north/south could remain but in a south only direction. Allow a right turn onto Dunnes car park road, and straight across to the Microsoft corner, again left turn only there.

It's make some journeys a little bit longer, but on average should reduce times considerably.

They could make a full length merge lane from the Beacon towards the M50 so that those lights could be removed (the left turn ones).

It seems quite simple really, wonder why they don't do that - I must be missing something.
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I don't usually go past this area going to/from work so am not as familiar with the rush hour element as others, but this sounds like absolute bollocks.
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