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M9 closed the 19th

  • 16-06-2011 11:31pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 7,840 ✭✭✭


    saw lots of signs today saying the M9 is closed on Sunday from 6am - 6pm. has anyone any ideas why this might be?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,079 ✭✭✭fricatus


    Yeah, between J6 and J10 according to signs I've seen.

    No idea why that would be, but I believe that it was built in four or five sections, and that stretch corresponds to one of them.


  • Registered Users Posts: 326 ✭✭John C


    http://www.kilkennycoco.ie/eng/RSS_Roads_Notices/Motor_Closure_between_Junction_6_at_Paulstown_and_Junction_10_at_Knocktopher_Sunday_next_19th_June.22427.shortcut.html

    From Kilkenny County Council Website

    M9 Motorway Closure - between Junction 6 at Paulstown and Junction 10 at Knocktopher will be closed this Sunday 19th June


    M9 Motorway Closure - between Junction 6 at Paulstown and Junction 10 at Knocktopher will be closed this Sunday 19th June
    Please Note that the motorway between Junction 6 at Paulstown and Junction 10 at Knocktopher will be closed on
    Sunday next 19th June from 6a.m. to 6p.m. to facilitate maintenance and sign refurbishment.

    This also includes the link road from the Ring Road to the M9 Motorway at Dunbell


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,249 ✭✭✭✭road_high


    Does this not seem a bit OTT to anybody else? Closing a newly opened motorway, I hope it's pretty urgent what they have to do.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,234 ✭✭✭thetonynator


    mfitzy wrote: »
    Does this not seem a bit OTT to anybody else? Closing a newly opened motorway, I hope it's pretty urgent what they have to do.

    Just to polish a few signs . . .seems a bit odd.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,681 ✭✭✭Bards


    Why on earth couldn't they have a rolling closure between junctions, instead of closing about 30 Km's of Motorway??


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  • Registered Users Posts: 19,249 ✭✭✭✭road_high


    Bards wrote: »
    Why on earth couldn't they have a rolling closure between junctions, instead of closing about 30 Km's of Motorway??


    That's what I was thinking, or lane closures even? I think this is just KK coco suiting themselves as usual. The road isn't hardly open 9 months and they're closing it..makes no sense.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,840 ✭✭✭patrickc


    mfitzy wrote: »
    Does this not seem a bit OTT to anybody else? Closing a newly opened motorway, I hope it's pretty urgent what they have to do.


    yeh makes no sense at all, and does seem very OTT. weird it has to be closed so soon after opening.


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,249 ✭✭✭✭road_high


    Irish local authorities haven't a clue about maintaining or the significance of motorways and the closing of same. Fair enough for some really urgent works or an accident of course but that isn't the case here far as I can see.
    Could you imagine in the UK a local authority closing 30 km of a motorway for maintenance?!..I just don't think it would happen quite frankly.
    At least the old N10 is a decent road and will be able to cope with the extra traffic for the day. They closed the N10 new link road a month or so ago as well so I really hope this is not a silly trend we are seeing here.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,102 ✭✭✭hi5


    Yeah all the lunatics were back on the N10 again today.
    Myself and 3 other cars were overtaken by a bus near Paddys pub today.
    Irish progress, 2 steps forward one step back:(


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,681 ✭✭✭Bards


    The old n9 was quiet busy today, what was weird was the vms sign at knocktopher saying road closed and didn't mention that j10 to j6 was closed, so a lot of cars were heading for bennetsbridge / danesfort not Realising it was also closed.

    Anyone on it since it reopened? What was actually done?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,840 ✭✭✭patrickc


    Bards wrote: »
    The old n9 was quiet busy today, what was weird was the vms sign at knocktopher saying road closed and didn't mention that j10 to j6 was closed, so a lot of cars were heading for bennetsbridge / danesfort not Realising it was also closed.

    Anyone on it since it reopened? What was actually done?


    the only thing I noticed yesterday was on the link road into KK there are arrows in regular places painted on the road, showing that it is one direction i.e straight arrow facing each direction per lane, painted on the road and it shows it is not a dual carriageway.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,234 ✭✭✭thetonynator


    Bards wrote: »
    The old n9 was quiet busy today, what was weird was the vms sign at knocktopher saying road closed and didn't mention that j10 to j6 was closed, so a lot of cars were heading for bennetsbridge / danesfort not Realising it was also closed.

    Anyone on it since it reopened? What was actually done?


    There were a few new signs at the Danesfort Junction, telling you not to go the wrong way down the slip road. Thats all I've seen.


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