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N86 - Tralee to Daingean Uí Chúis


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 13,549 ✭✭✭✭Judgement Day

    It would be great to have a dual carriageway all the way to Dingle wouldn't it, and perhaps on round Slea Head? :rolleyes:

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

    I hear the Mount Brandon motorway ring road scheme is in the pipeline

  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 25,234 ✭✭✭✭Sponge Bob

    nordydan wrote: »
    I hear the Mount Brandon motorway ring road scheme is in the pipeline

    That is a plan to grade separate Greens from Sheep dude :p

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

    Kerry is not going to get any motorways. The only chance of something that big was the Ballycarthy-Tralee dual carrigeway. As Ballyseedy woods could not have been avoided it had to be downgraded to a WS2 and tag in a offline route to Killarney with the Tralee bypass when it gets built.

    I would say the route for this scheme needs to be followed closely in order to prevent ruining the landscape with a new rural narrow single carriageway road.

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

    Not sure if the scheme referred to in the OP is the one given the go-ahead by the High Court (see below), but it seems that the N86 will eventually see an upgrade to 28km of Type 3 single-carriageway, including bicycle lanes and a hard margin:
    A failure by An Bord Pleanala to consider the needs of cyclists and pedestrians when refusing permission for a major road widening scheme extending 28km between Tralee and Daingean (Dingle) in Co Kerry has led to a High Court order overturning that refusal.
    The Board, in its relatively new capacity as a roads authority, failed to consider the needs of cyclists and pedestrians when rejecting Kerry County Council’s scheme to widen and straighten a 28km stretch of the busy N86 and include cycleways on both sides, Mr Justice Peter Charleton said.


    He was upholding the Council’s challenge to the Board’s September 2013 rejection of permission for the N86 scheme, including a cycleway on each side of the road, plus a hard margin for maintenance and pedestrian use. A 5km stretch of the road already has a fenced off cycleway.

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