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N5 - Westport to Turlough [under construction; 2022 completion]

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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,866 ✭✭✭ irishgeo


    New road markings and temporary cats eyes put down for the temporary diversion at breaffy.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,866 ✭✭✭ irishgeo


    The diversion is now open on the breaffy road.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,314 ✭✭✭ Westernyelp


    Do we know if the work sites have closed or not?


  • Registered Users Posts: 21 Hyland17


    The job is closed until further advice from government. Have a mate on it and told to wait at home until he hears more.


  • Registered Users Posts: 18 thomas385


    Bit crazy all the same, like most of the work at this stage is done by diggers and the like. No major chance of spreading there.

    The work on the Barley Hill stretch has been ongoing since Monday but I presume that will cease as well.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,866 ✭✭✭ irishgeo


    Hyland17 wrote: »
    The job is closed until further advice from government. Have a mate on it and told to wait at home until he hears more.

    why bother diverting the road if they were closing?


  • Registered Users Posts: 21 Hyland17


    Official confirmation was given today. Had to keep the diversion open as the roadmarkings were laid.


  • Registered Users Posts: 487 ✭✭ DumbBrunette


    Very strange as the N22 scheme is not closing as per posts on other thread.


  • Registered Users Posts: 487 ✭✭ DumbBrunette


    N60 diversion courtesy of Jack Walsh Drone Photography

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  • Registered Users Posts: 487 ✭✭ DumbBrunette


    Drone shot of the future Islandeady overbridge, you can clearly see the foundations of the bridge abutments.

    A 9-month road closure had been planned here, but after the locals complained and the parish priest threatened to lie down in front of the diggers, the contractor relented and built the small diversion you can see in the pic. A closure will still be needed to tie in the existing road with the new bridge, but I'd imagine that would just be a few weeks at worst.

    Hopefully the contractor can get back to work soon.

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    Pic courtesy of Jack Walsh drone photography.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 18 thomas385


    New issue of newsletter is up on the scheme website


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,866 ✭✭✭ irishgeo


    some activity still going on. I seen a truck and tractor pulling a machine turning in at the breaffy crossing the last 2 mornings.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,712 ✭✭✭ Cosmo Kramer


    There has been a decent amount of activity at the N84 junction in the last week or so. Not at the same level as previously but the two lads that stop the traffic are back and there is some work going on. Pretty sure I have heard some blasting as well.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,314 ✭✭✭ Westernyelp


    Job is back open from today


  • Registered Users Posts: 487 ✭✭ DumbBrunette


    Do you know if this is because there's been some change in guidance from the government or has Wills just decided this for themselves?
    Job is back open from today


  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 13,233 Mod ✭✭✭✭ marno21


    Do you know if this is because there's been some change in guidance from the government or has Wills just decided this for themselves?
    Some other jobs in Cork have resumed today after being suspended since Christmas. AFAIK it's at the discretion of the local authority as to what constituted critical projects and some others may have been moved into this category?


  • Registered Users Posts: 487 ✭✭ DumbBrunette


    I was surprised that the N5 and N22 were stopped at all given that road construction work appeared to be in the clear - the guidelines state "repair, maintenance and construction of critical transport and utility infrastructure" is essential. Maybe the local authorities were just being cautious.

    Either way, great news that it's starting up again. I can't wait to see the earthworks at Barleyhill and the traffic management plan they come up with for that area. The new road crosses the current N59 four times in just 1km so it won't be simple!


    marno21 wrote: »
    Some other jobs in Cork have resumed today after being suspended since Christmas. AFAIK it's at the discretion of the local authority as to what constituted critical projects and some others may have been moved into this category?


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,314 ✭✭✭ Westernyelp


    Do you know if this is because there's been some change in guidance from the government or has Wills just decided this for themselves?


    The Connaught said it was after consultation between TII and the contractors


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,866 ✭✭✭ irishgeo


    I was surprised that the N5 and N22 were stopped at all given that road construction work appeared to be in the clear - the guidelines state "repair, maintenance and construction of critical transport and utility infrastructure" is essential. Maybe the local authorities were just being cautious.

    Either way, great news that it's starting up again. I can't wait to see the earthworks at Barleyhill and the traffic management plan they come up with for that area. The new road crosses the current N59 four times in just 1km so it won't be simple!

    Divert via Castlebar


  • Registered Users Posts: 487 ✭✭ DumbBrunette


    Update on the project from the Western People - it's still on track for completion in October next year, despite Covid lockdowns.

    https://westernpeople.ie/2021/02/06/good-news-on-e241m-road-project-for-mayo/


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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,866 ✭✭✭ irishgeo


    The breaffy road junction section has the old road removed already and trucks crossing the diverted section so beware of the crossing guards stepping out on the road to allow the trucks across.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,314 ✭✭✭ Westernyelp


    First spans on the overbridge at the N84 junction going in at the moment


  • Registered Users Posts: 500 ✭✭✭ yew_tree


    What sort of central divide will be on this dual carriageway? A single wired fence like the Tuam bypass or a double sided crash barrier which I believe they are going to install on the Castlebaldwin - Collooney type 2 dual ?


  • Registered Users Posts: 556 ✭✭✭ KrisW1001


    It should be a double-sided metal crash-barrier, as that's the new standard.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,812 ✭✭✭ 6541


    Hello,

    I have two questions regarding road construction. Both of which can be seen on the N5.

    Question 1. If you look at the areas where the new N5 crosses existing roads you will notice a patch of concrete. Why do they use concrete at these crossings ?


    Question 2. If you look at the road you will notice big square drains, this is a general new road question. Look at the infamous Balla road realignment you will see a big square mass of water. Look at the Tuam bypass again you will see big square pools of water. I notice they have two of them built at Breaffy intersection.
    Can anyone tell me the engineering principles here ?

    Thanks,
    6541


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,866 ✭✭✭ irishgeo


    6541 wrote: »
    Hello,

    I have two questions regarding road construction. Both of which can be seen on the N5.

    Question 1. If you look at the areas where the new N5 crosses existing roads you will notice a patch of concrete. Why do they use concrete at these crossings ?


    Question 2. If you look at the road you will notice big square drains, this is a general new road question. Look at the infamous Balla road realignment you will see a big square mass of water. Look at the Tuam bypass again you will see big square pools of water. I notice they have two of them built at Breaffy intersection.
    Can anyone tell me the engineering principles here ?

    Thanks,
    6541

    1. The big Volvo dump truck would have tarmac taken up in no time. The concrete is a stronger option for the crossing point.

    2. I'm no engineer but it's basically holding ponds for water run off.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,414 ✭✭✭ mayo.mick


    Some dashcam footage of the N5 junction under construction at Turlough last Tuesday 23rd February.



  • Registered Users Posts: 487 ✭✭ DumbBrunette




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  • Registered Users Posts: 487 ✭✭ DumbBrunette


    New aerial shot of the GSJ on the Ballinrobe Road in Castlebar.

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    Pic courtesy of Jack Walsh drone photography.


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