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

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  • Registered Users Posts: 407 ✭✭ DumbBrunette


    Good shout. Bridge now open to one way traffic.

    Pic from Jack Walsh drone photography.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,407 ✭✭✭ mayo.mick


    Roundabout taking shape at the Turlough end of the scheme. (10th December 2021).





  • Registered Users Posts: 2,407 ✭✭✭ mayo.mick


    Breaffy road crossing same day.




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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,751 ✭✭✭ Chris_5339762


    Good to hear, but ugh, it isn't a motorway. Dreadful journalism!!



  • Registered Users Posts: 15 thomas385


    Latest newsletter is up now on the website



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  • Registered Users Posts: 940 ✭✭✭ UsBus


    Q2 2023, possible 6 month delay on finishing the project.?? Not great at all from the contractor. Can't say I'm surprised, the level of progress I've seen on the Ballinrobe and breaffy overbridges has been non existent for months. The N84 in particular is farcical, traffic lights in place for >8 months now with no sign of that bridge opening anytime soon.



  • Registered Users Posts: 9,911 ✭✭✭ Cookiemunster


    Would you not consider that the two lockdowns may have had an effect on this? The site was completely shut down during the first lockdown and was shut initially at the start of the second lockdown.

    The scheduled build time was 24 months from Jan 2020, so the new finish date would fall well within 24 months of actual working time.



  • Registered Users Posts: 4,751 ✭✭✭ Chris_5339762


    True, but it really seems that compare to N22 Macroom - Ballyvourney that this one is very slow.



  • Registered Users Posts: 940 ✭✭✭ UsBus


    Possibly, my frustration is borne out of the snails pace I see on the N84 Ballinrobe junction, which should I feel have been handled much more efficiently. I would also draw attention to the update on Dec 31st, that the contractor was confident of finishing on schedule. What changed in the last few weeks..??




  • Registered Users Posts: 19 TnxM17


    Passed over that bridge (N84 Ballinrobe Road) this evening and the lights are still there but it looks really close to finishing though.

    The road will probably be under restrictions and coned off for a while yet as another layer needed and tidying up to do, but the lights could be removed next couple of days.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 19 TnxM17


    The bridge at Milebush (L1704 Belcarra road) is open but with traffic lights as they are finishing the tie in. It was dark as I was passing but looked to be quite close to being fully operational in a couple of weeks.

    Also on the Breaffy Road (N60) the bridge itself looks ready but there is still a bit of work to build up to level so that looks a few weeks off yet. But things really changed since I passed about 3 weeks ago.



  • Registered Users Posts: 407 ✭✭ DumbBrunette


    Latest roadworks update from Mayo co co suggests the Keelogues road overbridge and Derradda road overbridge will open this week. Is there any sign of that on the ground?



  • Registered Users Posts: 9,252 ✭✭✭ Oscar Bravo


    Keelogues opened last week, single lane for time been with traffic light. Last part of old road now been dug out.



  • Registered Users Posts: 407 ✭✭ DumbBrunette


    The contractor has run into problems on the N5/N59 link outside Westport, according to this:




  • Registered Users Posts: 15 thomas385


    Was recently chatting to one of the lads working on the Attireesh piling section mentioned in that article. He was saying there were originally supposed to be somewhere in the region of 50 piles used in that section, but due to the underground boulders mentioned (plus the fact that there's about 12 metres of soft ground before hitting rock) that the new figure was somewhere around 90, and that he reckoned there were still more to be added on top of that due to breakages etc.


    With the extra delay, I wonder would it be worthwhile to get the dual carriageway between Knockranny and Turlough open as early as it can, and then to open the Knockranny to Barley Hill at a later date when it is completed?



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