spacetweek Moderator
#211

mayomaffia said:
Pity the money assigned for the BMW area by europe wasn't spent in the disadvantaged BMW area by the previous goverment.

Yis got the Charlestown Bypass - be thankful! j/k

munchkin_utd Registered User
#212

spacetweek said:
Yis got the Charlestown Bypass - be thankful! j/k

+1
not to mention that the M17 will finish a bare 40km from the biggest town in Mayo, Castlebar, and only 20km from Claremorris and Ballyhaunis.
And Westport is "behind" Castlebar so also benefits from the motorway linkup as they have to go via Castlebar where they are only 40km from the Motorway.

when that is finished you will suddenly see mayo people clambering to have the road to Tuam from Mayo being upgraded as the N5 will become irrelevant to a swathe of the south of the county!

mayomaffia Registered User
#213

munchkin_utd said:
+1
not to mention that the M17 will finish a bare 40km from the biggest town in Mayo, Castlebar, and only 20km from Claremorris and Ballyhaunis.
And Westport is "behind" Castlebar so also benefits from the motorway linkup as they have to go via Castlebar where they are only 40km from the Motorway.

when that is finished you will suddenly see mayo people clambering to have the road to Tuam from Mayo being upgraded as the N5 will become irrelevant to a swathe of the south of the county!


The ballindine section to Milltown(all in Galway) is the worst piece of road between sligo and Limerick, so i will be looking for it to be done. Five people killed on it in the just the last year alone.
The Mayo section is relatively okay, then they need to start on the curry to colloney section

Storm2 Registered User
#214

M17 won't be tolled based on the information I've researched.

antoobrien Registered User
#215

Storm2 said:
M17 won't be tolled based on the information I've researched.


This has been discussed a few times on the M17/18 project thread.

There is no planning permission for a toll (let alone 2 as has been suggested) and changing the plans now would probably require extra land to be purchased.

Unless they go the M50 route with barrier free tolling,there will be no toll on this road. The barrier free option is costing the M50 operators a lot of money to run, so its unlikely that this will be a viable option for a new concession.

Sponge Bob Banned
#216

N17 Castletown bends scheme ( between Tuam and Milltown) starting this month. About 1km long. This scheme was originally tendered in 2008 but abandoned and retendered.

http://www.galwaynews.ie/25158-major-works-begin-n17

Realignment works between Tuam and Milltown at the Castletown junction are expected to begin in two weeks time.
Contracts were signed this week and work on the road is expected to be finished by the end of the year.


The Milltown-Ballindine stretch is earmarked for two schemes, probably not this year though.

spacetweek Moderator
#217

Has Enfield-Edenderry started yet? The contract was award a few weeks ago.

tomflynn Registered User
#218

Completed 2012
N5 Longford Bypass (2.6km): Opened Aug. 2012

Under Construction 2012
M1 Swords Improvement Scheme J3 (Drinan) to J4 (Lissenhall) (4km): Completion Dec. 2012
N3 Belturbet Bypass (6.7km): Completion May 2013
N4 The Downs Grade Separation (5km): Completion Dec. 2012
M7/N24 Ballysimon Junction Improvements: Completion ???
N17 Castletown Realignment (2.3km): Completion Oct. 2012
N21 Killarney Pole to Barnagh Road Safety Scheme (3.4km): Completion ???
N22/N69/N70 Tralee Bypass (13.5km): Completion April 2013
N25 Cork Southern Ring Road Interchanges (3km): Completion July 2013
N52 Carrick Bridge to Clonfad (Dalystown) (5.6km): Completion Dec. 2012
N52 Rathconnell to Macetown Realignment (1.5km): Completion Sept. 2012
N53 Road Improvement Scheme Barronstown to Newtownbalregan (3.5km): Completion ???
N55 Dundavan to Mullaghoran Road Realignment Scheme (3km): Completion May 2013
N87 Ballyconnell Relief Road (1.8km): Completion Aug. 2012 ???

‘Expected’ To Commence Construction During Final Quarter 2012
N5 Ballaghadereen Bypass (13.5km): Contract To Be Awarded Sept. 2012
N7/N11 Newlands Cross / Arklow-Rathnew (EIB/BoI PPP Funding) (N7/N11: 1.8km / 16.5km): Commencing October, 2012.

Future PPP Schemes
M17/18 Gort to Tuam (56.2km): Commencing 2013
M11 and N25 Enniscorthy and New Ross Bypasses (43km): Commencing 2014

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munchkin_utd Registered User
#219

Completed 2012
N5 Longford Bypass (2.6km): Opened Aug. 2012
N55 Corduff Stage 3 Road Realignment Scheme (0.7km) Opened Aug. 31st 2012
N87 Ballyconnell Relief Road (1.8km): Opened Aug. 31st 2012

Under Construction 2012
M1 Swords Improvement Scheme J3 (Drinan) to J4 (Lissenhall) (4km): Completion Dec. 2012
N3 Belturbet Bypass (6.7km): Completion May 2013
N4 The Downs Grade Separation (5km): Completion Dec. 2012
M7/N24 Ballysimon Junction Improvements: Completion ???
N17 Castletown Realignment (2.3km): Completion Oct. 2012
N21 Killarney Pole to Barnagh Road Safety Scheme (3.4km): Completion ???
N22/N69/N70 Tralee Bypass (13.5km): Completion April 2013
N25 Cork Southern Ring Road Interchanges (3km): Completion July 2013
N52 Carrick Bridge to Clonfad (Dalystown) (5.6km): Completion Dec. 2012
N52 Rathconnell to Macetown Realignment (1.5km): Completion Sept. 2012
N53 Road Improvement Scheme Barronstown to Newtownbalregan (3.5km): Completion ???
N55 Dundavan to Mullaghoran Road Realignment Scheme (3km): Completion May 2013


‘Expected’ To Commence Construction During Final Quarter 2012
N5 Ballaghadereen Bypass (13.5km): Contract To Be Awarded Sept. 2012
N7/N11 Newlands Cross / Arklow-Rathnew (EIB/BoI PPP Funding) (N7/N11: 1.8km / 16.5km): Commencing October, 2012.

Future PPP Schemes
M17/18 Gort to Tuam (56.2km): Commencing 2013
M11 and N25 Enniscorthy and New Ross Bypasses (43km): Commencing 2014

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spacetweek Moderator
#220

Why is "expected" in quotes? Are you a born cynic?

antoobrien Registered User
#221

spacetweek said:
Why is "expected" in quotes? Are you a born cynic?


In fairness how many times have we been told that NX/N11 will be starting "next quarter"?

I think a lot of people are in the "I'll believe it when I see them digging" camp when it comes to a lot of these projects.

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Goofy Registered User
#222

Under Construction 2012
M7/N24 Ballysimon Junction Improvements: Completion ???

I drove through this a week or 2 ago and it looks complete to me.

spacetweek Moderator
#223

Following from a post in a different thread, i've gone over my own records and noticed that the following schemes were all suspended in 2011 but have since been reactivated:

N2 Slane BP
N3 North of Kells - Cavan [surprised by this; doesn't seem very important]
N4 Collooney / Castlebaldwin
N5/N26/N58 Turlough to Bohola
N5 Westport to Turlough
M7 Naas - Newbridge 4 to 6 lanes
N8 Jct 19 Dunkettle Interchange
N11/N25 Oilgate to Rosslare Harbour
N17 Collooney to Tobercurry
N21 Adare BP
N22 Ballyvourney to Macroom
N24 Pallasgreen to Cahir
N25 Waterford to Glenmore
N52 Ardee Bypass
N56 Dungloe to Glenties (one part already u/c)
N56 Mountcharles to Inver
N59 Clifden to Oughterard
N59 Moycullen Bypass
N59 Westport to Mulranny
N69 Listowel By Pass
N81 Tallaght to Hollywood Cross
N86 Tralee to An Daingean

N6 Jct 20-22 Galway City Outer BP

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spacetweek Moderator
#224

Just for the record, the following are still suspended but strongly needed:
N4 Mullingar - Longford - Rooskey
N4 Carrick on Shannon to Dromod
N14 Letterkenny to Lifford
N15 Ballybofey / Stranorlar Bypass
M20 Limerick-Cork (Northern Section)
M20 Limerick-Cork (Southern Section)
N21 Adare to Abbeyfeale
N22 Cork Northern Ring Road (M8-M20)
N24 Carrick-on-Suir BP
N25 Carrigtwohill to Midleton
N28 Ringaskiddy to Cork

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tomflynn Registered User
#225

Completed 2012
N2 Monaghan to Emyvale Phase 1
N5 Longford Bypass
M7/N24 Ballysimon Junction Improvements
N17 Castletown Realignment
N52 Carrick Bridge to Clonfad (Dalystown)
N52 Rathconnell to Macetown Realignment
N55 Corduff Stage 3 Road Realignment Scheme
N87 Ballyconnell Relief Road
(and some other National Secondary Road Safety Realignment Schemes)

Under Construction 2013
M1 Swords Improvement Scheme J3 (Drinan) to J4 (Lissenhall) (4km)
N2 Monaghan to Emyvale Phase 2 and 4 (c. 5km)
N3 Belturbet Bypass (6.7km)
N4 The Downs Grade Separation (5km)
N5 Ballaghadereen Bypass (13.5km)
N17 Carrownurlaur Realignment Scheme (1.4km)
N21 Killarney Pole to Barnagh Road Safety Scheme (3.4km)
N22/N69/N70 Tralee Bypass (13.5km)
N40 Cork Southern Ring Road Interchanges (3km)
N52 Congar to Ballyluskey (2.2km)
N53 Road Improvement Scheme Barronstown to Newtownbalregan (3.5km)
N55 Dundavan to Mullaghoran Road Realignment Scheme (3km)

Commencing 2013? my own guesses tbc

PPP Projects:
N7/N11 Newlands Cross / Arklow-Rathnew (N7/N11: 1.8km / 16.5km)
M17/M18 Gort to Tuam (56.2km)
Both of the above PPP are 2013 Ministerial priorities; see point 4 via link.

Other potential projects:
M7 Widening Naas to M7/M9 Interchange ???
M8/N8/N25/N40 Dunkettle Interchange ???
N52 Ardee Bypass 4.5km ???
N56 Scheme ???

Definitely selection of Minor Works Schemes:
Overrun from Minor Works Construction Starts 2012
Progress to construction of Minor Works at Planning Stage 2012

In terms of 2013 commencements I cannot see anything else at present.

Corrections to any of the above (completed, under construction, commencements) most welcome.

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