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N22 - Tralee Bypass (under construction)

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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 692 ✭✭✭ fuerte1976


    Thank Christ. My eyes hurted from that. Why do new posters have to be so... je ne sais quo...

    Back on topic, how on earth did this trump Galway, Adare AND ClareGalway.

    Who (other than Tralee residents) needs to bypass Tralee. Who? Where? Healy Raes are just crooks. Jesus at least get a decent overall N21 which would serve the towns of T, K and L much better.

    Tralee is in North Kerry. The Healy Rae's represent South/West Kerry.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,735 Irish and Proud


    fuerte1976 wrote: »
    Tralee is in North Kerry. The Healy Rae's represent South/West Kerry.

    Doesn't Michael Healy Rae represent North Kerry?

    Even if the above is 'no', AFAIK the emerging Healy Rae dynasty has some form of political interest in North Kerry.


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 59,548 Mod ✭✭✭✭ L1011


    fuerte1976 wrote: »
    Tralee is in North Kerry. The Healy Rae's represent South/West Kerry.

    Daddy still demanded this.

    Doesn't Michael Healy Rae represent North Kerry?

    Even if the above is 'no', AFAIK the emerging Healy Rae dynasty has some form of political interest in North Kerry.

    He doesn't but the other brother is on the council for a North Kerry area (Castleisland) that got another Daddy demanded bypass.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,277 ✭✭✭ dubhthach


    I believe the Healy-Rae's are in the contracting business and it's on the public record that their company has done plenty of roadworks for Kerry county council, read what you will into that.


  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 4,298 Mod ✭✭✭✭ spacetweek


    Adro947 wrote: »
    The doing of this will probably be used as an excuse to not do Adare to Abbeyfeale...so it could set things back rather than move them forward.
    If Adare to Abbeyfeale is ever done, it'll probably be a toll road, so the only impediment is our credit rating.


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


    Thank Christ. My eyes hurted from that. Why do new posters have to be so... je ne sais quo...

    Back on topic, how on earth did this trump Galway, Adare AND ClareGalway.

    Who (other than Tralee residents) needs to bypass Tralee. Who? Where? Healy Raes are just crooks. Jesus at least get a decent overall N21 which would serve the towns of T, K and L much better.

    Don't think it's a new poster thing...just someone with a poor understanding of how to communicate....

    Actually, bypasses of towns usually are more needed by the road users that have no business in bypassed town. If I'm from Listowel and want to go to Killarney/Killorglin/Castleisland, I won't have to go into Tralee. But the residents of Tralee will also benefit with less clogged up streets.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,152 ✭✭✭ lottpaul


    On Raidio na Gaeltachta local news today it was announced that the bypass project will be officially launched (turn of a sod I presume) next Thursday - August 4th - by Leo Varadkar. They didn't give a source but they normally just read out press releases from local TDs etc.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,735 Irish and Proud


    lottpaul wrote: »
    On Raidio na Gaeltachta local news today it was announced that the bypass project will be officially launched (turn of a sod I presume) next Thursday - August 4th - by Leo Varadkar. They didn't give a source but they normally just read out press releases from local TDs etc.

    ...and here it is:

    www.rte.ie/news/2011/0804/kerry.html

    ...mind you we learn something new everyday - the N5 is in Cork - did you guys know that? :rolleyes:
    Other national projects going ahead this year include the €98m N5 road project in Cork, the N3 Belturbet Bypass, the N5 Longford Bypass, the N4 Downs Grade Separation project, and the N52 Carrickbridge to Dalystown project.

    ...it'll probably be corrected though! :pac:


  • Registered Users Posts: 721 mk6705


    spacetweek wrote: »
    Adro947 wrote: »
    The doing of this will probably be used as an excuse to not do Adare to Abbeyfeale...so it could set things back rather than move them forward.
    If Adare to Abbeyfeale is ever done, it'll probably be a toll road, so the only impediment is our credit rating.

    I severely doubt any 2+2 road will ever be tolled in this country.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,418 ✭✭✭ dmeehan


    ...mind you we learn something new everyday - the N5 is in Cork - did you guys know that? :rolleyes:

    ...it'll probably be corrected though! :pac:

    its still up there, idiots! :D


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  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 4,298 Mod ✭✭✭✭ spacetweek


    Can a mod update the title of the thread?


  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 4,298 Mod ✭✭✭✭ spacetweek


    Wow, no updates on an active scheme since last August! Anyone got anything?


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,435 ✭✭✭ munchkin_utd


    the Kerry folk are keeping all the news to themselves here
    http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=2056063250
    including up to date photos


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,735 Irish and Proud


    the Kerry folk are keeping all the news to themselves here
    http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=2056063250
    including up to date photos

    Some great shots of the bypass work there!

    Brings back memories of the golden age! :D


  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 4,298 Mod ✭✭✭✭ spacetweek


    Great quote from that thread about the Rea to Tullig N69 realignment.
    A 6.5 million euro contract ... was signed this afternoon. ... The work, which has already begun is being carried out by local contractors.
    I love the way they sign the contract after the work has already started.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,937 ✭✭✭ mayomaffia


    Adro947 wrote: »
    It's mysterious no doubt. The doing of this will probably be used as an excuse to not do Adare to Abbeyfeale...so it could set things back rather than move them forward.

    Some corruption there all right. There is already a small bypass of the town, this additional bypass is only useful for people going from Listowel to Bypass Tralee onto killorglin. All tourists from limerick, dublin can use the main castleisland road. This will not even benefit listowel people going to Dingle. Castleisland is closer going through abbeyfeale. This road will serve almost nobody.

    This money could of done both newmarket and abbeyfeale. It would be interesting to see what contractors or landowners benefit from this strange decision of the previous government. This should of been bottom of the list, shocking how the healy raes could hold the country to ransom.


  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 4,298 Mod ✭✭✭✭ spacetweek


    mayomaffia wrote: »
    hold the country to ransom.
    Briefly, can someone explain how the Healy Raes have so much power when they are just independents?


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 59,548 Mod ✭✭✭✭ L1011


    spacetweek wrote: »
    Briefly, can someone explain how the Healy Raes have so much power when they are just independents?

    They have absolutely none *now*

    There has been occasions where Jackie has been the single vote holding an FF government in power, and being in that position gives the independent in question (Tony Gregory was that independent once) MASSIVE power.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,115 ✭✭✭ Pete_Cavan


    spacetweek wrote: »
    Great quote from that thread about the Rea to Tullig N69 realignment.
    A 6.5 million euro contract ... was signed this afternoon. ... The work, which has already begun is being carried out by local contractors.
    I love the way they sign the contract after the work has already started.
    Under the Public Works Contracts, the contractor has to start onsite within 20 working days of receiving the Letter of Intention, so they may start before the signing of the actual contract document.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 320 ✭✭ stevielenihan


    anyone who wnat more info on tralee bypass can go to the other tralee bypass thread. the n69 n22 n70 tralee bypass boards. lots of phots and info on that thread


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,418 ✭✭✭ dmeehan


    anyone who wnat more info on tralee bypass can go to the other tralee bypass thread. the n69 n22 n70 tralee bypass boards. lots of phots and info on that thread
    and here's a link to that thread:


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,484 ✭✭✭✭ road_high


    This is surely open immenently? Was down there at weekend and looks all but ready. Signage up and everything, impressive looking project to be fair.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 320 ✭✭ stevielenihan


    road_high wrote: »
    This is surely open immenently? Was down there at weekend and looks all but ready. Signage up and everything, impressive looking project to be fair.



    Yes I think its due to open on Tuesday.


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


    Tralee bypass is officially opening this Friday to coincide with the start of the Rose of Tralee festival.

    http://www.radiokerry.ie/news/tralee-bypass-opens-on-friday/

    A fantastic, indepth and image filled thread has been on the go in the Region/Kerry forum here on Boards.ie for the last 3 years that gives more information on the entire project up to now.

    http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=2056063250


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,418 ✭✭✭ dmeehan


    ongarboy wrote: »
    A fantastic, indepth and image filled thread has been on the go in the Region/Kerry forum here on Boards.ie for the last 3 years that gives more information on the entire project up to now.

    http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=2056063250

    I posted the link 3 posts earlier (just scroll up) , in March 2012


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


    dmeehan wrote: »
    I posted the link 3 posts earlier (just scroll up) , in March 2012


    Sorry, didn't see that post. Thanks for pointing it out!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,010 Tech3


    Signage was up a few weeks back always a sign that the scheme is nearing completion.

    I'd be surprised if this passed 10000 AADT when opened on the actual bypass arc. Obviously the best part of the scheme is that Kilarney traffic won't need to use the N21 to access Tralee. This in turn reducing the high AADT at ballyseedy which was originally planned to be a dual carriageway but issues with the wooded area prevented it from being built instead a WS2.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,095 ✭✭✭ nordydan


    Just on the news there its opened.

    Up on OpenStreetMap as well


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,090 ✭✭✭ marmurr1916


    From the Irish Times:
    The Tralee bypass, one of the few major national road projects to be undertaken since the economic downturn, opened today to coincide with the annual Rose of Tralee festival. It is the biggest individual road project undertaken in Co Kerry in recent years.

    ...

    Costing €97.3 million, the 30km of the N22/N69 road required 225 acres of land belonging to 78 landowners.

    It connects four of the five national routes – the N21, N22, N69, and N70 – that terminate in Tralee and will take a quarter of the town’s car traffic as well as cutting journey times.

    ...

    In 2007 there was €1.75 billion available nationally for road-building but by 2011 this had dropped to €320 million. Tralee got €97 million of this...

    http://www.irishtimes.com/news/environment/tralee-bypass-officially-opened-during-rose-festival-1.1496632

    I'm not sure if building the Traleee bypass was the wisest use of 30% of the total road-building budget for 2011.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 115 ✭✭ Mrs Dempsey


    .........I'm not sure if building the Traleee bypass was the wisest use of 30% of the total road-building budget for 2011.

    Certainty is the enemy of progress - you are going places for sure :D


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