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Road Construction Projects - Start & End Dates

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  • Registered Users Posts: 488 ✭✭fresca


    fresca wrote: »
    disappointingly...
    N7 :- Birdhill - Nenagh ... mid-March
    N7 :- Limerick - Birdhill ... may/june

    http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showpost.php?p=64608169&postcount=985

    N7 :- Limerick - Nenagh March 24
    http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showpost.php?p=64672993&postcount=996


  • Registered Users Posts: 488 ✭✭fresca


    It looks like June/July for M8 Portlaoise-Cullahill (completing dublin-cork)
    and November for M7 Portlaoise-Castletown.
    http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showpost.php?p=64866556&postcount=620


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 57 ✭✭macbog


    fresca wrote: »
    disappointingly...
    N7 :- Birdhill - Nenagh ... mid-March
    N7 :- Limerick - Birdhill ... may/june

    http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showpost.php?p=64608169&postcount=985

    Thanks for the info . I've given up hope of this road ever opening . :mad:


  • Registered Users Posts: 488 ✭✭fresca


    2010 Openings

    now open...
    M50/M1 - Jan 16th
    M50/J14 - Feb 8th
    M9 Waterford-Knocktopher - Mar 22nd

    estimated openings..
    M3 Clonee-Kells - May (???)
    M7 Nenagh-Birdhill - March 25th (???)
    M7 Birdhill-Limerick - May/June (???)
    M7/M8 Portloaise/Cullahill/Castletown - June (???)
    M7 Castletown-Nenagh - Oct (???)
    N7/N18 Shannon Tunnel - Jun (???)
    M9 Carlow-Knocktopher - Aug (???)
    M18 Gort-Crusheen - June (???)
    N21 Castleisland - Sep/Oct (???)
    M50 Upgrade - Sept/Oct (???)

    I've tried to summarise the posts above and in other threads - apologies in advance for any errors/exclusions.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,214 ✭✭✭cargo


    fresca, just took your post and edited the predicted openings in crono order and broke the M50 into 2 dates as there's 2 major junction upgrades left on that still.

    You can take this into your own post if you wish and I'll delete mine.

    2010 Openings

    now open...
    M50/M1 - Jan 16th
    M50/J14 - Feb 8th
    M9 Waterford-Knocktopher - Mar 22nd

    estimated openings..
    M7 Nenagh-Birdhill - March 25th (???)
    M3 Clonee-Kells - May (???)
    M7 Birdhill-Limerick - May/June (???)
    M7/M8 Portloaise/Cullahill/Castletown - June (???)
    N7/N18 Shannon Tunnel - Jun (???)
    M18 Gort-Crusheen - June (???)
    M9 Carlow-Knocktopher - Aug (???)
    N21 Castleisland - Sep/Oct (???)
    M50 Upgrade (J5) - Sept/Oct (???)
    M50 Upgrade (J6)- Sept/Oct (???)
    M7 Castletown-Nenagh - Oct (???)


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  • Registered Users Posts: 488 ✭✭fresca


    2010 Openings

    now open...
    M50/M1 - Jan 16th
    M50/J14 - Feb 8th
    M9 Waterford-Knocktopher - Mar 22nd

    estimated openings..
    M7 Nenagh-Birdhill - March 25th (???)
    N78 Athy Link Road - Apr/May (???)
    M3 Clonee-Kells - May (???)
    M7 Birdhill-Limerick - May/June (???)
    M7/M8 Portloaise/Cullahill/Castletown - June (???)
    N7/N18 Shannon Tunnel - Jun (???)
    M18 Gort-Crusheen - June (???)
    M9 Carlow-Knocktopher - Aug (???)
    N21 Castleisland - Sep/Oct (???)
    M50 Upgrade (J5) - Sept/Oct (???)
    M50 Upgrade (J6)- Sept/Oct (???)
    M7 Castletown-Nenagh - Oct (???)


  • Registered Users Posts: 232 ✭✭Heartbreak Hank


    Does anyone have a map showing the roads completed to date, those due to finish this year and planned schemes? Trying to find one but can't.

    Any idea how many kms of motorway/HQDC will be built by year's end?


  • Registered Users Posts: 488 ✭✭fresca


    Check out http://www.openstreetmap.org/ it maps the irish motorways and is updated pretty quickly once a route comes online.
    For some schemes in progress the routes are mapped (dotted lines) - but you have to zoom in for these.
    Also, check out the nra site for documentation on km's of mtorway/hqdc.
    Does anyone have a map showing the roads completed to date, those due to finish this year and planned schemes? Trying to find one but can't.

    Any idea how many kms of motorway/HQDC will be built by year's end?


  • Registered Users Posts: 488 ✭✭fresca


    2010 Openings

    now open...
    M50/M1 - Jan 16th
    M50/J14 - Feb 8th
    M9 Waterford-Knocktopher - Mar 22nd

    estimated openings..
    M7 Nenagh-Birdhill - April 2nd (???)
    N78 Athy Link Road - Apr/May (???)
    N7/N18 Shannon Tunnel - May 21st (???)
    M3 Clonee-Kells - May (???)
    M7 Birdhill-Limerick - May/June (???)
    M7/M8 Portloaise/Cullahill/Castletown - June (???)
    M18 Gort-Crusheen - June (???)
    M9 Carlow-Knocktopher - Aug (???)
    N21 Castleisland - Sep/Oct (???)
    M50 Upgrade (J5) - Sept/Oct (???)
    M50 Upgrade (J6)- Sept/Oct (???)
    M7 Castletown-Nenagh - Oct (???)


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,104 ✭✭✭nordydan


    Uploaded road lengths spreadsheet here


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  • Registered Users Posts: 232 ✭✭Heartbreak Hank


    nordydan wrote: »
    Uploaded road lengths spreadsheet here

    Excellent stuff!!!

    Thank you.

    The last 10 years have been pretty hectic.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,104 ✭✭✭nordydan


    Here's the charts for north & south respectively.

    Note that it doesn't include U/C or planned schemes, and counts reclassified schemes as new builds. Might use the table function to create a more accurate graph at some stage (i.e. there should be a drop in DC during the motor reclassification years)


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,286 ✭✭✭slinky2000


    Nice graphs man.

    Some progress made by the south in recent years!


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,063 ✭✭✭rameire


    New N78 is open.
    was open tonight on the way home at 6pm.

    🌞 3.8kwp, 🌞 Split 2.28S, 1.52E. 🌞 Clonee, Dub.🌞



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,214 ✭✭✭cargo


    Updated with rameire's good news. Now com'on M7!!

    2010 Openings

    now open...
    M50/M1 - Jan 16th
    M50/J14 - Feb 8th
    M9 Waterford-Knocktopher - Mar 22nd
    N78 Athy Link Road - Mar 30

    Estimated openings..
    M7 Nenagh-Birdhill - April 2nd (???)
    N7/N18 Shannon Tunnel - May 21st (???)
    M3 Clonee-Kells - May (???)
    M7 Birdhill-Limerick - May/June (???)
    M7/M8 Portloaise/Cullahill/Castletown - June (???)
    M18 Gort-Crusheen - June (???)
    M9 Carlow-Knocktopher - Aug (???)
    N21 Castleisland - Sep/Oct (???)
    M50 Upgrade (J5) - Sept/Oct (???)
    M50 Upgrade (J6)- Sept/Oct (???)
    M7 Castletown-Nenagh - Oct (???)


  • Registered Users Posts: 488 ✭✭fresca


    Updated with koth's good news.
    http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showpost.php?p=65201599&postcount=1292


    2010 Openings

    now open...
    M50/M1 - Jan 16th
    M50/J14 - Feb 8th
    M9 Waterford-Knocktopher - Mar 22nd
    N78 Athy Link Road - Mar 30
    M7 Nenagh-Birdhill - April 1st

    Estimated openings..
    N7/N18 Shannon Tunnel - May 21st
    M3 Clonee-Kells - May (???)
    M7 Birdhill-Limerick - May/June (???)
    M7/M8 Portloaise/Cullahill/Castletown - June (???)
    M18 Gort-Crusheen - June (???)
    M9 Carlow-Knocktopher - Aug (???)
    N21 Castleisland - Sep/Oct (???)
    M50 Upgrade (J5) - Sept/Oct (???)
    M50 Upgrade (J6)- Sept/Oct (???)
    M7 Castletown-Nenagh - Oct (???)


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 430 ✭✭Steviemak


    2010 Openings

    now open...
    M50/M1 - Jan 16th
    M50/J14 - Feb 8th
    M9 Waterford-Danesfort - Mar 22nd
    N78 Athy Link Road - Mar 30
    M7 Nenagh-Birdhill - April 1st

    Estimated openings..
    N7/N18 Shannon Tunnel - May 21st
    M3 Clonee-Kells - May (???)
    M7 Birdhill-Limerick - May/June (???)
    M7/M8 Portloaise/Cullahill/Castletown - June (???)
    M18 Gort-Crusheen - June (???)
    M9 Carlow-Knocktopher - Aug (???)
    N21 Castleisland - Sep/Oct (???)
    M50 Upgrade (J5) - Sept/Oct (???)
    M50 Upgrade (J6)- Sept/Oct (???)
    M7 Castletown-Nenagh - Oct (???)


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


    Limerick Tunnel won't be open by May according to the contractors - it'll be finished by then, but safety checks will take several weeks.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,214 ✭✭✭cargo


    cargo wrote: »
    Updated with rameire's good news. Now com'on M7!!

    2010 Openings

    now open...
    M50/M1 - Jan 16th
    M50/J14 - Feb 8th
    M9 Waterford-Knocktopher - Mar 22nd
    N78 Athy Link Road - Mar 30

    Estimated openings..
    M7 Nenagh-Birdhill - April 2nd (???)
    N7/N18 Shannon Tunnel - May 21st (???)
    M3 Clonee-Kells - June 4th (???)
    M7 Birdhill-Limerick - May/June (???)
    M7/M8 Portloaise/Cullahill/Castletown - June (???)
    M18 Gort-Crusheen - June (???)
    M9 Carlow-Knocktopher - Aug (???)
    N21 Castleisland - Sep/Oct (???)
    M50 Upgrade (J5) - Sept/Oct (???)
    M50 Upgrade (J6)- Sept/Oct (???)
    M7 Castletown-Nenagh - Oct (???)

    M3 update
    http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showpost.php?p=65183962&postcount=445


  • Registered Users Posts: 488 ✭✭fresca


    moved N7 limerick-birdhill to bottom as opening date is unknown.
    So, we're looking at june for next action...

    2010 Openings

    now open...
    M50/M1 - Jan 16th
    M50/J14 - Feb 8th
    M9 Waterford-Danesfort - Mar 22nd
    N78 Athy Link Road - Mar 30
    M7 Nenagh-Birdhill - April 1st

    Estimated openings..
    N7/N18 Shannon Tunnel - May 21st
    M3 Clonee-Kells - June 4th (???)
    M7/M8 Portloaise/Cullahill/Castletown - June (???)
    M18 Gort-Crusheen - June (???)
    M9 Carlow-Knocktopher - Aug (???)
    N21 Castleisland - Sep/Oct (???)
    M50 Upgrade (J5) - Sept/Oct (???)
    M50 Upgrade (J6)- Sept/Oct (???)
    M7 Castletown-Nenagh - Oct (???)
    M7 Birdhill-Limerick - Unknown (???)


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,214 ✭✭✭cargo


    There's talk of a May 17 opening for the M3 over on the M3 thread. There's a charity cycle event planned for Sunday 16th of May on the route so it sounds like an opening on Monday the 17th. No further confirmation yet on that date and thats only speculation based on the timing of these types of events on other motorway sections.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,783 ✭✭✭Chris_5339762


    Gort - Crusheen is looking more and more likely to be before Galway Races 2010. That starts on July 26th, so presumably the week before.


  • Registered Users Posts: 260 ✭✭Poster King


    So what about 2011 or 2012 openings? Once the list of roads above are opened, what's left? All the interurbans will be done. It looks like there will be a major drop in road building and investment, which is understandable considering the lack of funds but there must be some stuff still going on.
    Are any of these likely to happen?

    N11 upgrades
    Newlands Cross Interchange - badly needed
    Galway Outer Bypass (please please)
    M7 Naas by-pass to 3 lanes
    M18/M17 and Tuam Claregalway bypasses
    M20
    N4 Mullingar to Sligo
    Are there any other smaller schemes under way or due to start soon.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,783 ✭✭✭Chris_5339762


    So what about 2011 or 2012 openings? Once the list of roads above are opened, what's left? All the interurbans will be done. It looks like there will be a major drop in road building and investment, which is understandable considering the lack of funds but there must be some stuff still going on.
    Are any of these likely to happen?

    N11 upgrades - PPPs starting next few years
    Newlands Cross Interchange - badly needed - PPPs starting next few years
    Galway Outer Bypass (please please) - Stuck in the courts, five years minimum before it starts
    M7 Naas by-pass to 3 lanes - Forget about it for the next 5-6 years
    M18/M17 and Tuam Claregalway bypasses - Hopefully Q1 2011 start
    M20 - 2012 or 2013 start[/b]
    N4 Mullingar to Sligo - Absolutely forget about it
    Are there any other smaller schemes under way or due to start soon. No :(

    .


  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 4,868 Mod ✭✭✭✭spacetweek


    The above summary is largely on point - though I'd say the M20 will be more like 2014 before you see any work.

    But I'm still convinced that a handful of minor single carriageway bypasses will probably start each year, funded out of the regular budget (i.e., not PPP). Lots are ready to go.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,010 ✭✭✭Tech3


    M7/M8 Portlaoise to Cullahill: May 28 is now the word on that thread for the M8 section


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,106 ✭✭✭antoobrien


    Setanta_og wrote: »
    Have to say that the Newlands Cross Underpass/Overpass is one of the schemes recession or not that should be preceded with passing down that way last week at rush hour??? I was quite amazed at the back up of traffic as far south as St John’s Rd. What a pain for motorist who have enjoyed such a great drive from Waterford or Cork to the Capital to find this holdup before getting onto the superb M50. This project as the last part of the IU jigsaw must be a priority.
    Seeing the difference that the junction changes have made in between Lucan and the M50 to traffic on the M/N4, can't understand how this isn't a fairly high priority project


  • Registered Users Posts: 228 ✭✭paraletic


    only found this thread today

    great work to everyone posting with dates and updates etc - thanks.:)
    (and thanks of course to the road builders)


  • Registered Users Posts: 488 ✭✭fresca


    Updated with Clon's good news...
    http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showpost.php?p=65608968&postcount=848
    http://www.midlink.ie/news.html

    and paddymana's http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showpost.php?p=65621922&postcount=499


    2010 Openings

    now open...
    M50/M1 - Jan 16th
    M50/J14 - Feb 8th
    M9 Waterford-Danesfort - Mar 22nd
    N78 Athy Link Road - Mar 30
    M7 Nenagh-Birdhill - April 1st

    Confirmed Openings...
    M7/M8 Portlaoise/Cullahill/Castletown - May 28th
    M3 Clonee-Kells - June 4th

    Estimated openings..
    N7/N18 Shannon Tunnel - June (???)
    M18 Gort-Crusheen - June (???)
    M9 Carlow-Knocktopher - Aug (???)
    N21 Castleisland - Sep/Oct (???)
    M50 Upgrade (J5) - Sept/Oct (???)
    M50 Upgrade (J6)- Sept/Oct (???)
    M7 Castletown-Nenagh - Oct (???)
    M7 Birdhill-Limerick - Unknown (???)


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,010 ✭✭✭Tech3


    ^^

    Gort-Crusheen will not open in June. I reckon late August to early September is a more realistic date.


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