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Dublin Road Closures

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  • 26-10-2010 1:33pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 2,539 ✭✭✭


    Passed a sign last night saying the the Dublin Road will be closed from 6pm to 6am from the 6th of November.

    I can't see anything about it on the City Council website.

    Anyone have any details ?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,286 ✭✭✭slinky2000


    I seen this last night also. I'm not sure what it's refering to. How much is closed?


  • Hosted Moderators Posts: 17,424 ✭✭✭✭Conor Bourke


    Spotted that sign myself last night, I live on Clare Street, will be a pain in le hole by the sounds of it :mad:
    No danger of the council notifying people in the area...


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 12,077 Mod ✭✭✭✭Cookiemunster


    I read recently that they're replacing the roundabout at the Abbey Bridge with traffic lights.

    http://www.limerickcity.ie/Transport/RoadConstructionDesignMaintenance/LimerickCityCentreInnerOrbitalRoutePhase3/
    Phase 3 of the scheme provides for the removal of the Abbey Bridge Roundabout and the provision of traffic signal control at Abbey Bridge/Clare Street and Clare Street/Lelia Street junctions. Work has commenced on site on 30th September and will be completed by the end of November ahead of the peak Christmas 2010 shopping period.

    Is this where the signs are?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,143 ✭✭✭BobMc


    great another balls up in the making, so lights at baals bridge and another set in 15mtrs, let see em get the timing on them right :mad:


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,286 ✭✭✭slinky2000



    Is this where the signs are?


    The only sign I seen last night was down by Groody roundabout


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,539 ✭✭✭A2LUE42


    There is a sign beside the parkway as well.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,694 ✭✭✭thesimpsons


    BobMc wrote: »
    great another balls up in the making, so lights at baals bridge and another set in 15mtrs, let see em get the timing on them right :mad:

    anyone else read article in papers at the weekend about City councils in the UK taking out traffic lights by the dozen and despite all the initial negative thoughts of traffic mayham, everything is working so efficiently. Traffic is constantly moving and all roads have equal priority and cos there is never anyone racing to get the orange light before it turns red, there have been big decrease in amount of accidents. So what does our estemed councillors do - put in more lights. Ah ya, it all makes sense.


  • Registered Users Posts: 851 ✭✭✭manna452121


    They did post a notice in THE POST two weeks ago but it did not give details,maybe doing work on the bridge.


  • Registered Users Posts: 291 ✭✭zing zong


    anyone else read article in papers at the weekend about City councils in the UK taking out traffic lights by the dozen and despite all the initial negative thoughts of traffic mayham, everything is working so efficiently. Traffic is constantly moving and all roads have equal priority and cos there is never anyone racing to get the orange light before it turns red, there have been big decrease in amount of accidents. So what does our estemed councillors do - put in more lights. Ah ya, it all makes sense.

    this is very true, and is the whole damn point of round abouts in the 1st place

    if i remember correctly, though I ain't 100%, the council no longer deal with traffic management, its been sold off to a private company, now this is just a hunch but the only upside for anyone, would be for the private company who would have more traffic lights to maintain with the removal of the roundabout(s)


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,015 ✭✭✭✭Mc Love


    CC needs to be shot in fairness, traffic lights will f>ck everything up!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 24,317 ✭✭✭✭phog


    I think the road closure is only going to be around the railway bridge at the city side of the Parkway, IE must be doing some upgrade work to it.


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 12,077 Mod ✭✭✭✭Cookiemunster


    So what does our estemed councillors do - put in more lights. Ah ya, it all makes sense.

    Actually this decision would have been made by the Transport and Infrastructure Dept of the City Council. The councillors take quite a bashing on here but really all the do is sign off on decisions made by the various Directors of Services and the City Manager. Even if they vote against something the City Manager has the power to overrule it and proceed anyway.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,694 ✭✭✭thesimpsons


    Actually this decision would have been made by the Transport and Infrastructure Dept of the City Council. The councillors take quite a bashing on here but really all the do is sign off on decisions made by the various Directors of Services and the City Manager. Even if they vote against something the City Manager has the power to overrule it and proceed anyway.


    maybe . . . . but they have no problem in taking the credit when they can - evidenced last week when we had 2 councillors fighting over who was responsible for getting a road resurfaced. local papers are always full of them taking credit for one set of ped lights or another.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,498 ✭✭✭touts


    Mc Love wrote: »
    CC needs to be shot in fairness, traffic lights will f>ck everything up!

    Agreed. What on earth are they thinking. There seem to be traffic lights popping up on every possible junction on the Dublin and Dock roads these days. You would nearly think they were trying to force traffic out of the city and onto a new but under used tolled bypass... Oh wait!


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,015 ✭✭✭✭Mc Love


    Thats the thing - its harder to drive into the city now and I am sure with their new orbital route, it will bring the death of the city!


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,097 ✭✭✭✭zuroph


    I for one can't wait for this new improvement to our roads


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,149 ✭✭✭✭Berty


    I despair, I really do.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,097 ✭✭✭✭zuroph


    A2LUE42 wrote: »
    Passed a sign last night saying the the Dublin Road will be closed from 6pm to 6am from the 6th of November.

    I can't see anything about it on the City Council website.

    Anyone have any details ?

    Theres a hint in there somewhere about who is behind all of this...


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,149 ✭✭✭✭Berty


    zuroph wrote: »
    Theres a hint in there somewhere about who is behind all of this...

    Clearly its Gilligan. I blame him for everything. :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 851 ✭✭✭manna452121


    Anyone find out what the road closure was for.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 11,097 ✭✭✭✭zuroph


    looks like they're replacing the railway bridge, there was a new on on the back of a truck there yesterday when I passed.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,468 ✭✭✭highlydebased


    zuroph wrote: »
    looks like they're replacing the railway bridge, there was a new on on the back of a truck there yesterday when I passed.

    Thats it alright. Not a conspiracy at all, haha.


  • Registered Users Posts: 51,243 ✭✭✭✭bazz26


    Yes they are replacing the old railway bridge there.


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,317 ✭✭✭✭phog


    Anyone find out what the road closure was for.

    Post #12 above might have been close to why the road was being closed;)


  • Registered Users Posts: 162 ✭✭timesnewroman


    AA Roadwatch have this posted on their site regarding the road closure - http://www.aaireland.ie/AA/AA-Roadwatch/Story.aspx?id=115230


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,804 ✭✭✭Hooked


    St patricks road and lynwood park were a feckin car park today with impatient people driving crazy through the neighbourhood. Total disaster. No pedestrians Allowed under the bridge either! Had to divert my running route via rhebogue. weekly trip for the shopping in aldi was torture today. The sooner the bridge is sorted the better!!! Rant over.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,912 ✭✭✭kilburn


    Jesus Christ some of you people are unreal, the bridge had to be replaced ffs ye would be crying if a bit of it fell off and shouting about the lack of repairs done by CIE.


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,317 ✭✭✭✭phog


    Hooked wrote: »
    St patricks road and lynwood park were a feckin car park today with impatient people driving crazy through the neighbourhood. Total disaster. No pedestrians Allowed under the bridge either! Had to divert my running route via rhebogue. weekly trip for the shopping in aldi was torture today. The sooner the bridge is sorted the better!!! Rant over.

    The road is closed for 36hrs, hardly a life time in fairness.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,912 ✭✭✭kilburn


    but he wanted to run under the bridge that was being replaced and removed, he was put out !:rolleyes:


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  • Registered Users Posts: 24,317 ✭✭✭✭phog


    Came across this today, it may be of interest to some of you.

    Replacing the railway bridge on the Dublin Road, near the Parkway SC.

    http://www.shannonimagesweb.com/coffey/videolimerick.html


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