tech2 wrote: »
If growth returned to normal and enough capital was found I would prioritize Metro North and the Interconnector for rail.
For road infrastructure obviously getting all the PPP's done in the next 5 years would be ideal. The Galway bypass needs to be fastracked. Focus then should be put on the rest of the national primary and secondary route network. Personally I think the likes of the N17 from Tuam-Ballindine should be looked at immediately. 13,000 daily travel this poor stretch of road. It's also very dangerous having this section eventually sandwich'd in between two excellent road schemes. (M17 Gort-Tuam & N17 Claremorris/Knock bypass)
Colm R wrote: »
Start again from when. I'm going back maybe as far as 2000:
Dublin and around:
Green Line Luas
Red Line Luas with 'cut and cover from Heuston to Connolly.
Electrify and Dartify the Maynooth line.
Proper QBC's. Not token genstures.
M3 to be scapped
M2 to be changed to M3 and contune from Ashbourne towards Navan.
big mce wrote: »
Clearly some-one who doesn't commute from Cavan to Dublin daily, roll on the M3 :eek:
hobochris wrote: »
Forget the Luas and Metro and instead build an underground network like in London.
veryangryman wrote: »
I would have saved a tonne of cash by just widening existing roads to Dual Carriageway (where possible) rather than making them reduncant with new Motorways alongside them
The amount of extra cash now needed to maintain the extra XXXKM of road we have is causing huge burden for the taxpayer
SeanW wrote: »
This would have been a mistakeLong distance traffic would have been slower and less safe as many of the N roads had significant development and one off houses facing onto them.
Where there are PPP/toll schemes, the toll operator is presently doing the maintenance, paid for out of the tolls. This will continue until the Mway is returned to the State in 30 years or so.
When an N road is bypassed by either another N, or a Motorway, the original N road is "detrunked" and reclassified to a Regional (Rxxx) road, and its share of the maintenance budget is reduced accordingly. Often they are degraded as well, i.e. hard shoulders removed, traffic calming measures implemented and so on.