Instead of building a bridge across Ireland's second longest river, carrying important regional & international traffic (including much heavy freight from & to ports) away from notorious rush hour jams & improving local transport links, the gombeen political classes of Ireland will now choose to spend the money on useless projects elsewhere.
Just watch the Parish Pump politicians of the West demanding that their local projects go to the top of the list instead
Bump! I just created this dedicated New Ross Bypass thread by moving posts from various M11 and N25 threads.
This is coupled in a PPP bundle with the M11 Enniscorthy Bypass. From the NRA's second round PPP programme document (attached):
(New Ross Standard, print edition, 19 October 2010)
Five consortia have been shortlisted to bid for the design and building of the Enniscorthy and New Ross by-passes in a private and public partnership arrangement.
It is expected that the preferred bidder will be selected early next year and contracts should be signed by the end of 2011.
I'm interested as to what they're going to do at the N30 end of this. The slightly better map (the one here is missing junctions even!) shows it ending mid-field as its meant to abut another project.
That scheme appears to have survived the chop but is only in prelim design stages - http://www.newrossecho.ie/news/story/?trs=mhgbqlmhgb&cat=news
How to join the existing N30 without leaving future problems for a tie in is gonna be the issue here.
Will the New Ross Bypass be a Type 2 DC spec?
No full motorway standard apart from green signs and hatched hard shoulder lining.
Not the link from the N25 to the N30....surely
Will the New Ross bypass / River Barrow bridge ever be built? I was assuming that it was already shelved or even canceled but according to the local paper http://www.newrossstandard.ie/news/bypass-project-hasnt-stalled-2895189.html it will still eventually happen!!
Are the government & NRA just making excuses to local politicians, this happens often enough so I'm assuming that's still the case here Everyone knows the country is broke so why not tell the truth???
Apologies if this subject is already covered in another tread that I can't find
Its in an un-cancelled PPP bundle, but its so far down the list that its many, many years off. We can't get people to take the higher priority, possibly cheaper, PPP bundles as it stands.
Thanks MYOB, I suspected as much.
I presume PPP means it would be tolled,so one look at the waterford bridge and its high avoidance rate would be an instant turnoff
Untolled PPPs can and most likely will exist. There isn't enough traffic for a tolled one to be successful.
Looks like this thread could be active again :-) . Brendan Howlin is set to announce this as one of the schemes to go ahead over the next few years.
Is Howlin a Wexford TD perchance?
yes.. just like Dick Roche in Wicklow and Martin Cullen in Waterford...