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N59 - Westport to Mulranny [part under construction]

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  • 19-09-2010 8:20pm
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    This is a 26.8km upgrade of the N59, mostly online. It is at the preliminary design stage.

    A contract was tendered in June 2010 for a detailed topographical survey.

    The route is as follows:

    n59overallscheme.jpg

    Potential offline sections are clearly visible as divergent red lines.


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


    Not forgetting N59 Ballina Bypass and N59 Oughterard Clifden and N59 Crossmolina Ballina are we Furet??


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,051 ✭✭✭afatbollix


    As this thread is 5 years old Ive been told that they might change the route out of Westport. They have started in the Newport end taking out a hill and building a bridge at the Green house.

    Anyone have a updated route maps?


  • Registered Users Posts: 68,505 ✭✭✭✭L1011


    http://www.regdesign.com/?page_id=1064 has been updated a number of times since 2010.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,051 ✭✭✭afatbollix


    I was back home last week and took some pics.

    They are building a bridge at Carrigaun and then taking a hill out of it and back out the other side. I've never seen such a big hill being taken out of it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,426 ✭✭✭irishgeo


    afatbollix wrote: »
    I was back home last week and took some pics.

    They are building a bridge at Carrigaun and then taking a hill out of it and back out the other side. I've never seen such a big hill being taken out of it.

    thats not the worst part of the road either.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 837 ✭✭✭Subpopulus


    Bit of drone footage going as well. It's a fine size of a cutting.

    https://vimeo.com/139982968


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,051 ✭✭✭afatbollix


    irishgeo wrote: »
    thats not the worst part of the road either.

    They were doing test drilling at the Killmeena community centre & the bad bends coming out of Westport before Christmas. No idea if the money is there to finish it all the way to Westport but at least they will have the survey done.


  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 12,697 Mod ✭✭✭✭JupiterKid


    Are they working on this road now?


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,907 ✭✭✭✭Kristopherus


    JupiterKid wrote: »
    Are they working on this road now?

    Yes.


  • Registered Users Posts: 837 ✭✭✭Subpopulus


    afatbollix wrote: »
    They were doing test drilling at the Killmeena community centre & the bad bends coming out of Westport before Christmas. No idea if the money is there to finish it all the way to Westport but at least they will have the survey done.

    The County Council got Transport Infrastructure Ireland money to do this this year. I'm not too familiar with the area so I don't know the how extensive the work will be but there was a few million put towards it. If you look at the TII website you can see the 2016 allocations for each county.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,051 ✭✭✭afatbollix


    New drone video.

    https://vimeo.com/159645861


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 616 ✭✭✭duckcfc


    Anyone know who has the contract for this?


  • Registered Users Posts: 567 ✭✭✭annfield1978


    duckcfc wrote: »
    Anyone know who has the contract for this?

    Passed through today, WILLS Bros


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 616 ✭✭✭duckcfc


    Passed through today, WILLS Bros

    Any links to my t or is that just word of mouth


  • Registered Users Posts: 567 ✭✭✭annfield1978


    duckcfc wrote: »
    Any links to my t or is that just word of mouth



    WILLS Sign boards at start and end of scheme


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,105 ✭✭✭nordydan


    Just to bump this. I drove from Westport to Achill yesterday and there was an impressive amount going on here (plus about 3/4 stop/start lights on this). Big job for rural Mayo.


  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 4,999 Mod ✭✭✭✭spacetweek


    nordydan wrote: »
    Just to bump this. I drove from Westport to Achill yesterday and there was an impressive amount going on here (plus about 3/4 stop/start lights on this). Big job for rural Mayo.
    Can you give us approx start and end points?


  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 14,379 Mod ✭✭✭✭marno21




    Aerial footage, lot of earthworks in this scheme.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,051 ✭✭✭afatbollix


    Was back for Christmas and got drive it. It's open but the huge hill they cut out is having some land slides. Not sure what they will do but they were tidying it up. They were putting up fences up and clearing areas near Westport to get rid of the very bad bends nearer the town.


  • Registered Users Posts: 24 Vilnian


    Any ideas when this whole project is due to be finished?


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  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 12,697 Mod ✭✭✭✭JupiterKid


    Drove this road a few times in the past few days. Westport to Newport is about 60% done, section closer to Westport still needs upgrading. No obvious major improvements between Newport and Mulranny but surface is OK and good reflectors on the road.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,426 ✭✭✭irishgeo


    JupiterKid wrote: »
    Drove this road a few times in the past few days. Westport to Newport is about 60% done, section closer to Westport still needs upgrading. No obvious major improvements between Newport and Mulranny but surface is OK and good reflectors on the road.

    the section closer to westport is being fenced now.


  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 14,379 Mod ✭✭✭✭marno21


    JupiterKid wrote: »
    Drove this road a few times in the past few days. Westport to Newport is about 60% done, section closer to Westport still needs upgrading. No obvious major improvements between Newport and Mulranny but surface is OK and good reflectors on the road.
    This is being done in small chunks as funding is available, the last funding available was the Rossow Bends section.

    Next up is the section between Newport and the townland of Derrada out towards Mullranny.

    Is the section between the recently done section and Newport done?


  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 14,379 Mod ✭✭✭✭marno21


    N59 Derrada-Newport section getting environmental assessed. 4.7km

    https://irl.eu-supply.com/app/rfq/publicpurchase.asp?PID=119034


  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 14,379 Mod ✭✭✭✭marno21




  • Registered Users Posts: 4,051 ✭✭✭afatbollix


    I'm back next week but how are they doing with the bit outside Westport?


  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 14,379 Mod ✭✭✭✭marno21


    marno21 wrote: »
    N59 Derrada-Newport section getting environmental assessed. 4.7km

    https://irl.eu-supply.com/app/rfq/publicpurchase.asp?PID=119034

    Now looking for structural consulants:

    https://irl.eu-supply.com/app/rfq/publicpurchase_frameset.asp?PID=128579&B=ETENDERS_SIMPLE&PS=1&PP=ctm/Supplier/PublicTenders

    Will likely proceed to construction when the section at Kilmeena is done. 2020 would be my bet.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,907 ✭✭✭✭Kristopherus


    marno21 wrote: »
    2020 would be my bet.


    Hopefully no rare snails or frogs are found there in the meantime:D


  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 14,379 Mod ✭✭✭✭marno21


    Hopefully no rare snails or frogs are found there in the meantime:D
    Scheme has planning permission so they shouldn't be an issue.


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  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 4,999 Mod ✭✭✭✭spacetweek


    Has the part north of Westport been done or not? Can see only site prep on Google Maps. WOuld have expected newly realigned road to be marked in by now. OSM also doesn't have it.


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