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N5 - Westport to Turlough [under construction; 2023 completion]

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  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    Exactly. Nenagh is one that springs to mind. Before the motorway it was absolutely horrible. Filthy dirty and constantly snarled with traffic. It's lovely now. Very lively with loads of people about. Completely rejuvenated.



  • Registered Users Posts: 714 ✭✭✭ KrisW1001


    There’s been huge evidence against the “bypasses kill towns” people ever since Naas.

    What this probably is, is some guys who own filling stations complaining about lost trade. Fuel sellers are literally the only business that benefits from traffic-clogged main streets.



  • Registered Users Posts: 13,578 ✭✭✭✭ loyatemu


    how much passing traffic stops in Castlebar anyway, the only place it's on the way to is Westport which is only 15 mins up the road. We've gone to Westport and Achill (from Wicklow) in the last couple of years and it never even occurred to me to go into Castlebar.



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,193 ✭✭✭ UsBus


    Such a shame this site has all but collapsed. There's so few people posting and getting involved in discussion. Just heard breaffy residents on radio talking about the hell there are being put through with rock breaking and the effect on their property.

    With regard to the road, at least there finally seems to be some tar going down on the Castlebar Ballinrobe road at the Toyota garage. I make it nearly 6 months this has been on traffic lights. Farcical effort, they could have either concentrated on the bridge or got the main road section completed much quicker to keep traffic moving. This is the main route for traffic going to Galway.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 776 ✭✭✭ spakman


    I remember the bypass being built (at Cathal duffys roundabout), but don't remember the road layout before then. How would traffic coming in from ballyvary side got to westport Road?



  • Registered Users Posts: 530 ✭✭✭ DumbBrunette


    Nice little video of the stone sub-base being laid between Westport and Castlebar last week.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,923 ✭✭✭ irishgeo


    is it single or dual carriageway at that point?



  • Registered Users Posts: 530 ✭✭✭ DumbBrunette




  • Registered Users Posts: 8,923 ✭✭✭ irishgeo


    I see reports of october 2022 finish date for this.



  • Registered Users Posts: 35 Spiaire


    Great progress being made.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,399 ✭✭✭ recyclebin


    Bloody lights on the Ballinrobe road are now on a 300 second timer. Some amount of arsing around at this junction with no respect for the people who have to use this road every day.



  • Registered Users Posts: 35 Spiaire


    No respect at all.

    You would nearly think they were building a new road, the amount of work going on....



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,193 ✭✭✭ UsBus


    It's embarrassing the length of time it's taking to complete this junction. The original lights were in place for about 6 months. Only after the first resurfacing was completed did they start ground works for the bridge ramp on the Ballinrobe side. This is offline and should have been progressing at the same time. 300 second timer is a joke on the main road out of town to Galway.



  • Registered Users Posts: 8,923 ✭✭✭ irishgeo


    you would be faster going out the westport road and going via derrywash.



  • Registered Users Posts: 530 ✭✭✭ DumbBrunette


    Completion date pushed out to Q1 2023 according to Mayo County Council.



  • Registered Users Posts: 5,550 ✭✭✭ Pete_Cavan


    Pretty sure that is a dark coloured stone capping layer rather than surfacing.



  • Registered Users Posts: 714 ✭✭✭ KrisW1001


    It does look like they will be able to divert N84 onto that new bridge pretty soon, though. It’s always a good sign when you see parts of the project carrying traffic.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 530 ✭✭✭ DumbBrunette


    It doesn't say it in the article, but the new kerbs are made from 88% recycled plastic.



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