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N6 - Athlone Bypass Upgrade works

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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,006 ✭✭✭ veryangryman


    whyulittle wrote: »
    Just noticed that Street View on Google Maps shows the bypass during the upgrade works.

    Photos now from 2011 in most cases. The old ones taken in 2009.


  • Registered Users Posts: 364 ✭✭ Reuben1210


    Is there any chance this will be upgraded to motorway so that there isnt a break in the m6 motorway?


  • Moderators, Home & Garden Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 31,000 Mod ✭✭✭✭ dolanbaker


    Reuben1210 wrote: »
    Is there any chance this will be upgraded to motorway so that there isnt a break in the m6 motorway?
    None, as it is the only east-west route that avoids the town for all classes of traffic. If it was a motorway the non motorway traffic would clog up the town.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 6,995 Schadenfreudia


    dolanbaker wrote: »
    None, as it is the only east-west route that avoids the town for all classes of traffic. If it was a motorway the non motorway traffic would clog up the town.

    Probably cheaper and easier to build a parallel non-motorway bridge across the Shannon than a new motorway south of Athlone.

    Assuming, of course, that anyone wants a motorway past Athlone :cool:


  • Moderators, Home & Garden Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 31,000 Mod ✭✭✭✭ dolanbaker


    Probably cheaper and easier to build a parallel non-motorway bridge across the Shannon than a new motorway south of Athlone.

    Assuming, of course, that anyone wants a motorway past Athlone :cool:
    I believe the planners looked at that, but it was far too expensive.


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