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NRA admits design flaw in eight N20 flyover supports

  • 19-04-2012 11:08am
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    The National Roads Authority has admitted it “got it wrong” when it gave the go-ahead for flawed flyover supports along the N20 between Cork and Limerick and which could cost up to €50,000 to rectify.

    The authority was told by motorists that the support clearings – which look like wide footpaths and provide support to bridges and prevent water erosion – were causing a hazard. The NRA confirmed the structures were too wide and that a process was under way to have them scaled back.

    Twenty of the clearing platforms had been earmarked for the N20 and eight of them were implemented – all with the design flaw. The cost to rectify them will be between €20,000 and €50,000.

    “Unfortunately the section of the road in question is narrower than the national standard road and it has virtually no hard shoulder. It was a failing on our part,” said NRA spokesman Seán O’Neill.


    Does anyone have any pictures, or a better explanation of these "design flaws"?


  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 12,333 Mod ✭✭✭✭JupiterKid

    The article sounds very misleading.

    I looked at the headline and presumed it was something to do with the overbridges on the existing bit of M20 just south of Limerick but it seems instead it was related to the widening of old masonry bridges over rivers on the sub-standard section of N20 between Croom and Mallow.

    You could hardly call such bridges "flyovers.":rolleyes: