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The Road Scheme Commemorative Plaque Thread

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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,093 ✭✭✭Amtmann


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  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 67,948 Mod ✭✭✭✭L1011


    A plaque I assumed was long since missing, the ORIGINAL Lucan Bypass one, has been dug up from wherever it was buried during the upgrade works and has now been planted beside the upgrade plaque

    Will attempt to find the pic I took later on.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,093 ✭✭✭Amtmann


    I'm going to try to get Cashel-Cullahill and the Portlaoise bypass some morning when it's quiet. I notice on the M8 schemes they've put the plaques off the mainline near overbridges, so they're a little hard to get to.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,093 ✭✭✭Amtmann


    M8 Cashel-Cullahill:
    dscf3252.th.jpg


    M7 Portlaoise Bypass:
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  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 67,948 Mod ✭✭✭✭L1011


    stopping on the mainline, very naughty Furet ;)

    (yes I know I said I'd do it myself some time, one off the list!)


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  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 67,948 Mod ✭✭✭✭L1011




  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 67,948 Mod ✭✭✭✭L1011


    Dunno if these are on here yet:

    N11 Glen Of The Downs - Kilmacanogue:

    https://us.v-cdn.net/6034073/uploads/attachments/9049/125066.jpg

    M50 Southern Cross:

    https://us.v-cdn.net/6034073/uploads/attachments/9049/125067.jpg


    I also managed to see but didn't get to stop for an extremely badly damaged set of metal plaques on an onramp to the N28 DC section, they're the standard square/rectangular ones Cork CC uses for every scheme, including urban regeneration ones... some time I'll get pics of these and the three (!) that are on the north ring road.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,093 ✭✭✭Amtmann


    MYOB wrote: »


    I also managed to see but didn't get to stop for an extremely badly damaged set of metal plaques on an onramp to the N28 DC section, they're the standard square/rectangular ones Cork CC uses for every scheme, including urban regeneration ones... some time I'll get pics of these and the three (!) that are on the north ring road.

    Where are these plaques? I'm on the N28 at all hours of the night these past few weeks...


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 67,948 Mod ✭✭✭✭L1011


    http://maps.google.co.uk/?ie=UTF8&ll=51.875355,-8.412687&spn=0.00052,0.001725&t=k&z=19

    Rochestown Road northbound onramp. They're on a smashed up stone/concrete base and basically now loose so I'd be concerned they'll vanish at some point.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,725 ✭✭✭charlemont


    mfitzy wrote: »
    Great idea for a thread ;).

    Clonmel one is 10 years old now. It's very obsolete at this stage too. Nothing but stupid roundabouts.

    its actually named "frank drohan " Frank Drohan (13 August 1879 – 5 March 1953) was an Irish politician. He was elected unopposed at the 1921 elections for the Waterford–Tipperary East constituency as a Sinn Féin Teachta Dála (TD) in the 2nd Dáil.[1] He resigned from the Dáil on 5 January 1922 and did not vote on the Anglo-Irish Treaty.[2]
    The inner relief road outside Clonmel was named in his honour.

    from wikipedia


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,093 ✭✭✭Amtmann


    charlemont wrote: »
    its actually named "frank drohan " Frank Drohan (13 August 1879 – 5 March 1953) was an Irish politician. He was elected unopposed at the 1921 elections for the Waterford–Tipperary East constituency as a Sinn Féin Teachta Dála (TD) in the 2nd Dáil.[1] He resigned from the Dáil on 5 January 1922 and did not vote on the Anglo-Irish Treaty.[2]
    The inner relief road outside Clonmel was named in his honour.

    from wikipedia

    Correct. I'll take a photo of that when I get a chance.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,093 ✭✭✭Amtmann


    N28 plaque:

    DSCF3448.jpg


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,091 ✭✭✭marmurr1916


    Is that the Mulcon Valley road? AFAIK, it's the only geographical feature in Ireland named after a roads contractor...


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,093 ✭✭✭Amtmann


    Is that the Mulcon Valley road? AFAIK, it's the only geographical feature in Ireland named after a roads contractor...

    Not sure actually what it's called, but the plaque is located here. It bypassed Douglas.


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 67,948 Mod ✭✭✭✭L1011


    Is that the one mentioned above on the broken plinth on an onramp or is there another one?

    edit: a google suggests that the broken plinth one could be the one for the Bloomfield Interchange (1999):

    "This project consisted of a grade-separated junction and 1 km of dual 2-lane carriageway connecting to the Slí Charraig Dhonn road. The project was officially opened in March 1999 and cost €13.34m for the Bloomfield Interchange and including the Douglas Estuary Bridge at €9.36m the total cost was €22.7m."


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,093 ✭✭✭Amtmann


    This just off the N18:
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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,093 ✭✭✭Amtmann


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,093 ✭✭✭Amtmann


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  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 67,948 Mod ✭✭✭✭L1011


    Did you have to bail it out of the car at the plaza to get that one?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,093 ✭✭✭Amtmann


    Actually, I drove into the car park for toll plaza employees via the R639 ;)


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,093 ✭✭✭Amtmann


    Here's the N25/N27 Kinsale Road Interchange plaque: http://v8.cache4.c.bigcache.googleapis.com/static.panoramio.com/photos/original/32219602.jpg?redirect_counter=2

    I must snap one of the Ballincollig Bypass soon...


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 10,025 ✭✭✭✭-Corkie-


    Tremelo wrote: »
    Here's the N25/N27 Kinsale Road Interchange plaque: http://v8.cache4.c.bigcache.googleapis.com/static.panoramio.com/photos/original/32219602.jpg?redirect_counter=2

    I must snap one of the Ballincollig Bypass soon...

    If you were any good you would have given it a wipe of a cloth first...:p


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,093 ✭✭✭Amtmann


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,093 ✭✭✭Amtmann


    DSCF4427.jpg

    DSCF4426.jpg

    Said I'd snap 'em before they go the way of the dinosaur...


  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 4,977 Mod ✭✭✭✭spacetweek


    Is it even legal for them both to be in irish with no translation?


  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 4,977 Mod ✭✭✭✭spacetweek


    MYOB wrote: »
    This being brought up again reminds me I've still not got the N6 ones. I'll try tomorrow, really...

    Also have found the locations of four more - two are going to need to be done early on a weekend morning to avoid being killed or the boys in blue stopping me and two will need me to park up somewhere and walk to it. M7 Portlaoise, M1 Airport-Balbriggan, N4 Palmerstown BP and the Belgard Road.
    MYOB, did you ever get these? You originally posted this in 2009.
    MYOB wrote: »
    I didn't get to see the date (or even much of the inscription) on the plaque that I saw [of the M1 original stretch 1980s], but its sited along what was the original Whitehall section so could be the original one. Theres the single overbridge south of the tunnel and its under it, northbound side.
    Found it :)
    Sadly it's illegible - will need to visit.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,093 ✭✭✭Amtmann


    spacetweek wrote: »
    Is it even legal for them both to be in irish with no translation?

    There are English-language plaques at the other side of each bridge; I was too lazy to cross it :)


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