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TII Motorway Service Areas (MSA) Progress Thread

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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,295 ✭✭✭ Pete_Cavan


    Are journey times on our motorways through the Midlands, away from the major urban centres likely to change that much that they need to be provided on VMS?


  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 17,127 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Sam Russell


    I would of thought VMS displays are for warning of trouble ahead such as accidents, weather and the like.

    Using it for time is a good purpose when it is not needed for the above is OK.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,201 ✭✭✭ ongarboy


    BowWow wrote: »
    You could also get an old trailer/container, paint it up with your brand name (say oh, something like Supermacs), then put it in a field beside the motorway well in advance of a service area.
    Oh wait..

    Interesting that the most professionally designed and aesthetically pleasing advertising totem signs are nearly always turned down by the planners as "injuring the visual amenity" yet those godawful, old abandoned truck containers leaning at a crooked angle on a hilly terrain can be plonked in any field across the country with fading and peeling garish adverts and no planning whatsoever is required....


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,046 ✭✭✭ silver2020


    ongarboy wrote: »
    Interesting that the most professionally designed and aesthetically pleasing advertising totem signs are nearly always turned down by the planners as "injuring the visual amenity" yet those godawful, old abandoned truck containers leaning at a crooked angle on a hilly terrain can be plonked in any field across the country with fading and peeling garish adverts and no planning whatsoever is required....

    there was a campaign to get rid of them a few years ago and many were taken away.

    Some have been in situ for so long without intervention that they probably are exempt from planning at this stage.


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