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Dundalk Town Works

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  • Registered Users Posts: 275 ✭✭TopBombing


    Yet more roadworks at Market Square. I see they are widening the footpaths on the left as you enter the square. Seems awful tight now for 2 lanes of traffic. Only 1 lane at the moment with all the temporary fencing up. Will there still be 2 lanes after all this is done?


    Hard to see how there will be room for two lanes when it's finished, look's far too tight.


  • Registered Users Posts: 51,652 ✭✭✭✭tayto lover


    There is absolutely no need for much of these new initiatives.
    If its not broken why fix it.
    I thought we were broke anyway.
    I'm sure the big hole in the middle of the road in Bachelors Walk is of greater need of fixing than this footpath.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,463 ✭✭✭Mr Cumulonimbus


    TopBombing wrote: »
    Hard to see how there will be room for two lanes when it's finished, look's far too tight.

    Can't see this working too well at busy times if there's only going to be 1 lane into the square.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,463 ✭✭✭Mr Cumulonimbus


    Works done now. Still 2 lanes into the square thank goodness.

    Works on Stapleton Place started now. All the trees cut down. What's plan here I wonder? Widen it back to 2 lanes and narrow the cycles lanes?


  • Posts: 25,611 ✭✭✭✭ [Deleted User]


    What work did they actually do? All I could see yesterday was the new bump by the demesne and they removed the lights at the square and replace them with lower, temporary lights.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,463 ✭✭✭Mr Cumulonimbus


    What work did they actually do? All I could see yesterday was the new bump by the demesne and they removed the lights at the square and replace them with lower, temporary lights.

    Footpaths widened on the left of the bump.


  • Posts: 25,611 ✭✭✭✭ [Deleted User]


    Footpaths widened on the left of the bump.

    Are they planning on doing anything with the lights at the square? Thought they were putting in pedestrian lights for some reason.


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,875 ✭✭✭✭MugMugs


    There are pelican crossings there, no?


  • Posts: 25,611 ✭✭✭✭ [Deleted User]


    MugMugs wrote: »
    There are pelican crossings there, no?

    There wasn't yesterday, still just the temporary flashing orange light at head-height.


  • Registered Users Posts: 51,652 ✭✭✭✭tayto lover


    Can't see the need for widening that footpath at all.
    It is rarely used.
    Just burying money.


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  • Posts: 25,611 ✭✭✭✭ [Deleted User]


    Can't see the need for widening that footpath at all.
    It is rarely used.
    Just burying money.

    You cynic. http://talkofthetown.ie/2014/02/26/town-councillors-unable-to-ring-fence-reserve-funds-for-future-use-in-dundalk/


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 655 ✭✭✭RED L4 0TH


    Piece in this morning's Democrat. Apparently the junction at the new Tesco is to be reassessed and a new layout put in place. Half of all motorists coming up the Ramparts still turn directly right on to Stapleton Drive and buses and lorries have difficulties with the small roundabout further up.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 32,688 ✭✭✭✭ytpe2r5bxkn0c1


    RED L4 0TH wrote: »
    Piece in this morning's Democrat. Apparently the junction at the new Tesco is to be reassessed and a new layout put in place. Half of all motorists coming up the Ramparts still turn directly right on to Stapleton Drive and buses and lorries have difficulties with the small roundabout further up.

    It's a disaster of a junction. Who ever thought it a good idea to swing at the roundabout and then navigate that little slip road to go to the Dublin rd, Stapleton place, Carrick rd etc?


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,875 ✭✭✭✭MugMugs


    It really is crazy. it's on the tail end of my training cycle route on a saturday and I've had to change it due to many close calls.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,068 ✭✭✭Nesta99


    The Dundalk soultion will be to put traffic lights up.....


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,875 ✭✭✭✭MugMugs


    I was thinking more cycle lanes


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,068 ✭✭✭Nesta99


    You win! lol


  • Registered Users Posts: 734 ✭✭✭DundalkDuffman


    It'll be a bloody mess as per. It's like it's trial and error with as much error as trial with the planning department.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 32,688 ✭✭✭✭ytpe2r5bxkn0c1


    It'll be a bloody mess as per. It's like it's trial and error with as much error as trial with the planning department.

    Yet again the incompetence of the engineers in the council has manifested itself in poor traffic management.


  • Posts: 25,611 ✭✭✭✭ [Deleted User]


    It's really not that complicated but I'd love to know how they ****ed this up so badly since the planning stage.

    I mean the Iron Road or whatever it was was basically a cul-de-sac before. Lidl is private access. Tesco is private access. Those factors seem to have been completely ignored since the start.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,003 ✭✭✭B17G


    Speed limit on the Dublin Road is now 50 km/h from town out as far as Dromad Hire just past DkIT. Used to be to the Ladywell Shrine entrance, then 60 km/h thereafter.

    Still nothing done about the following. Amount of cars that continue to turn directly right on to Stapleton Drive is crazy.
    RED L4 0TH wrote: »
    Piece in this morning's Democrat. Apparently the junction at the new Tesco is to be reassessed and a new layout put in place. Half of all motorists coming up the Ramparts still turn directly right on to Stapleton Drive and buses and lorries have difficulties with the small roundabout further up.


  • Registered Users Posts: 51,652 ✭✭✭✭tayto lover


    B17G wrote: »
    Speed limit on the Dublin Road is now 50 km/h from town out as far as Dromad Hire just past DkIT. Used to be to the Ladywell Shrine entrance, then 60 km/h thereafter.

    Still nothing done about the following. Amount of cars that continue to turn directly right on to Stapleton Drive is crazy.

    It was crazy not to allow them turn right in the first place.
    Must have been the thinking of that clown who put in all the cycle lanes and bollards i.e. Chapel Street.


  • Posts: 25,611 ✭✭✭✭ [Deleted User]


    Why a public road leads into private premises with a U-turn on a roundabout required to avoid it is beyond me. It's another mess on the Lidl side too.


  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    Stapleton Place closed off this morning until the 26th for resurfacing. Hopefully with the midterm break next week the disruption to traffic won't be as bad as it would be in a normal week.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,089 ✭✭✭henryporter


    Most likely the reason it's being done next week then - sounds like someone in the Council had a brainwave as opposed to the usual brainfarts they get accused of having.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 32,688 ✭✭✭✭ytpe2r5bxkn0c1


    Most likely the reason it's being done next week then - sounds like someone in the Council had a brainwave as opposed to the usual brainfarts they get accused of having.

    They might have done something this morning though, to tell motorists coming from Tesco that they can't go up Stapleton. The chaos this morning as cars tried to turn right only to have to do a U turn on Dublin Street was ridiculous.


  • Registered Users Posts: 51,652 ✭✭✭✭tayto lover


    Stapleton Place closed off this morning until the 26th for resurfacing. Hopefully with the midterm break next week the disruption to traffic won't be as bad as it would be in a normal week.
    Was this posted anywhere in advance?
    I live in the area and I was not notified.
    A wee bit of communications wouldn't go astray.

    Anyone see the state Irish Water left Mc Sweeney St in?


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,089 ✭✭✭henryporter


    Was this posted anywhere in advance?
    I live in the area and I was not notified.
    A wee bit of communications wouldn't go astray.

    Anyone see the state Irish Water left Mc Sweeney St in?
    \

    No notice on their website, no complaints forms either. Mighty public service altogether :rolleyes:


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 32,688 ✭✭✭✭ytpe2r5bxkn0c1


    It was on Talk of the Town a couple of weeks ago, but that'll not sufficient by any means.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,086 ✭✭✭soups05


    Stapleton Place closed off this morning until the 26th for resurfacing. Hopefully with the midterm break next week the disruption to traffic won't be as bad as it would be in a normal week.

    sadly this has not worked out well, left DkIT at 5 pm today, traffic from new tesco backed up all the way to xerox in both directions.
    When I made it to the junction at Stapleton place cars were turning in and u turning back, no confusion on their part, they simply cannot turn right at the mc donalds junction so this is the only way to go toward town.

    This seemed to be what was causing the back log all the way up the Dublin road, no idea why traffic was so bad going out of town soutwards.

    30 mins to go from DkIT to Anne Street before I could turn left and escape all the traffic.


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