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N86 - Tralee to Dingle [advance works ongoing for Phase 3]

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  • marno21 wrote: »
    According to tomorrow's Examiner, the rest of the N86 upgrade (some 24km worth) is in the Capital Plan.

    Delightful if true.
    A number of high-profile projects will be unveiled under the NDP, including the M20 between Limerick and Cork, plans for a second runway at Dublin Airport, and the Metro North.

    Other routes which will feature include the Macroom bypass in North Cork, which is considered key to improving access to Tralee, as well as improvements to the N86 road from Tralee to Dingle.

    https://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/government-plans-promise-14bnfor-health-projects-467226.html

    Not a whole lot said in the article




  • Looks like google maps will need to be updated when the road is done!




  • Mc Love wrote: »
    Looks like google maps will need to be updated when the road is done!

    I wouldn't hold your breath, especially when talking about Streetview. They still didn't drive along the Belturbet bypass on the N3. And that was opened a good few years ago.
    The same with M11 south of Rathnew. You can still admire the old road on Streetview. It seems that in the last few years they stopped updating Ireland.




  • Geogregor wrote: »
    I wouldn't hold your breath, especially when talking about Streetview. They still didn't drive along the Belturbet bypass on the N3. And that was opened a good few years ago.
    The same with M11 south of Rathnew. You can still admire the old road on Streetview. It seems that in the last few years they stopped updating Ireland.

    They did an update of Streetview in 2017. You can see the works in their infancy on the N86 near the Ballynasare turnoff.




  • The 2017 run, or at least what is up so far, is quite limited. Main roads only outside Dublin


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  • Road is coming along nicely - KCC really need to get someone out to look at section of the road from Maum to Gleannagalt. Had to slow down to 50km/h as the tyres would be in bits from it.




  • Mc Love wrote: »
    Road is coming along nicely - KCC really need to get someone out to look at section of the road from Maum to Gleannagalt. Had to slow down to 50km/h as the tyres would be in bits from it.

    There's no funding for an overlay in year 2018 so it'll likely be a small temporary job. There's no point in a full overlay if a realignment is done soon which hopefully it should be




  • Does anyone have any pictures of the ongoing work?




  • There has been exceptional work done in the last few weeks and the scheme is really on the home run in most parts now

    At Camp, the entire stretch has blacktop down bar 100m or so in the centre, which will likely be done next week or the week after. The cycle paths are still to be done but the entire new road is now in place. The "offline" part at the western end doesn't seem to be part of this scheme, just that they were using part of it for earth removal likely for the Ballynasare section.

    Back at Ballynasare, as per the image below:


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    1/2. This section is almost complete with works still ongoing at the western terminal end. The cycle paths have yet to be done but the new road is in place
    3. This section hasn't been touched yet, is it remaining as is?
    4. This section is as before, the new road is open with traffic diverting at the point between 4/5 onto an access road onto the old N86 in green
    5. The embankment across the alignment of the old N86 is now in place, with surface works likely beginning shortly
    6. This section is mostly complete with tarmac down and work continuing on the cycle paths
    7. This section is complete bar ancilliary works and tarmacing the cycle paths.




  • Scheme is really pushing on now but we are back to the usual summer craic of driving between 25 and 55km/h behind Sunday drivers and tourists.

    The section at Camp is now totally realigned and only needs its final layer of tarmac and some tidying up. The cycle lanes are well underway now as well. I thought there was a short section at the western end to take the road around to meet the bridge head on but this seems not to be going ahead as part of this scheme?

    The western section is as before, the final layer of tarmac is down at the eastern side along section 7 above. Little else has changed apart from ongoing work on the offline section on the embankment.

    Some awful flytipping just west of Annascaul today near the cemetery as well - disgusting to see.


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  • marno21 wrote: »
    Some awful flytipping just west of Annascaul today near the cemetery as well - disgusting to see.

    Have seen that before at that spot, it really is a disgrace




  • Yes it's absolutely disgraceful.

    On a side note, for anyone back west, now that there's an election coming up it may be time to start lobbying for the next part of the N86 upgrade to go ahead. I believe land acquistion is ongoing along the route but I'm not sure how much has been bought where. There is a possibility of one of the next sections starting in the next 2 years, hopefully Ballynasare-Annascaul or Gortbreagoge-Ballygarret (Annascaul-Camp).




  • marno21 wrote: »
    Yes it's absolutely disgraceful.

    On a side note, for anyone back west, now that there's an election coming up it may be time to start lobbying for the next part of the N86 upgrade to go ahead. I believe land acquistion is ongoing along the route but I'm not sure how much has been bought where. There is a possibility of one of the next sections starting in the next 2 years, hopefully Ballynasare-Annascaul or Gortbreagoge-Ballygarret (Annascaul-Camp).

    That Annascaul - Camp section really needs doing and quickly




  • Check out this article: "N86 works on track for July completion" on the Radio Kerry app
    https://5uo3.app.link/P7h01mRj3L

    Update from Radio Kerry. When they refer to earthworks vs lineworks, are both relating to the 2 stretches currently under construction?




  • ongarboy wrote: »
    Check out this article: "N86 works on track for July completion" on the Radio Kerry app
    https://5uo3.app.link/P7h01mRj3L

    Update from Radio Kerry. When they refer to earthworks vs lineworks, are both relating to the 2 stretches currently under construction?

    That should read "online works" rather than "on line works".

    Online works = the widening of the existing road at Camp and also just east of a Lispole
    The earthworks refers to the stretch of offline road at Ballynasare east of Lispole which required significant infill




  • The section at Camp is now more or less complete with just the road markings and tarmacing the cycle lanes to be done.

    The section back west still has a bit to go but the cycle lanes at the eastern end are now complete with the final layer of tarmac down on the eastern section also. A lot of work to do yet but the weather improvement and added daylight will certainly help. Should be complete by July alright




  • Google Satellite images have now been updated to show the scheme under construction, circa. June 2017.




  • marno21 wrote: »
    Google Satellite images have now been updated to show the scheme under construction, circa. June 2017.

    Very interesting - unusually, they have completely removed the old road and returned it to grass!




  • spacetweek wrote: »
    Very interesting - unusually, they have completely removed the old road and returned it to grass!
    For the Annascaul-Gortbreagoge scheme? Indeed there are two bridges near the eastern of the scheme covered in a nice lawn.

    In relation to the two active schemes:

    At Camp, the road itself is now complete and fully open to traffic. Work is ongoing on the cycle lanes but there isn't much left on it. The new 1km of road is excellently built.

    At Ballynasare, the eastern section is now complete with line markings, and the cycle paths have been tarmaced. The offline section remains without any surface yet but it can't be far away. The online section near Lispole is as it was before.




  • http://www.radiokerry.ie/material-dredged-dingle-harbour-used-n86/

    Interesting by-product n Dingle Harbour. Any update on how the section at lispole is looking?


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  • Mc Love wrote: »
    http://www.radiokerry.ie/material-dredged-dingle-harbour-used-n86/

    Interesting by-product n Dingle Harbour. Any update on how the section at lispole is looking?

    Haven't been back there since last week but I might take a drive if the weather is nice this week

    The eastern section at Ballynasare is complete, the middle new alignment has no tarmac down yet and the western section is tarmaced but not complete




  • marno21 wrote: »
    Haven't been back there since last week but I might take a drive if the weather is nice this week

    The eastern section at Ballynasare is complete, the middle new alignment has no tarmac down yet and the western section is tarmaced but not complete

    Hopefully be down the 25th myself.




  • Guys, do you have any maps of the realignments? There seems to be a new stretch released here https://goo.gl/maps/YbLmen4MXPF2 and I'm trying to map it on Waze.




  • yannakis wrote: »
    Guys, do you have any maps of the realignments? There seems to be a new stretch released here https://goo.gl/maps/YbLmen4MXPF2 and I'm trying to map it on Waze.
    The layout there at the minute is temporary and not the final layout. You can see the land reservation on Google Satellite, which is pretty much the current route but it deviates slightly southwards at the eastern existing N86 crossing to connect to the existing N86. The existing N86 has been stopped up where the new alignment crosses it at the eastern crossing.




  • marno21 wrote: »
    The layout there at the minute is temporary and not the final layout. You can see the land reservation on Google Satellite, which is pretty much the current route but it deviates slightly southwards at the eastern existing N86 crossing to connect to the existing N86. The existing N86 has been stopped up where the new alignment crosses it at the eastern crossing.

    I saw the land reservation from the satellite imagery, and the GPS points over it indicate this bit is active since a good few months. First report in Waze particularly was on 31 Mar.
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  • Good news!

    In Kerry County Council's April 2018 meeting, it was announced/agreed that a tender would be issued for consultants to take two further schemes on the N86 through Phases 5-7 of the TII Project Management Guidelines (which basically is advance works, tender, and construction). The issuing of this tender means that funding is likely available to get these started within 2 years or so.

    The sections are between Annascaul and Ballynasare (which would complete the Annascaul-Lispole section) and between Doonore South and Ballygarret (which extends the current improvements west of Camp as far as the top of Gleann na nGealt, around the Maum turnoff, and remove the poorly surfaced section along the side of the glen).

    This is very welcome, and by the start of 2021 we should have Lispole-Annascaul and roughly half of Annascaul-Camp done.

    EDIT: This would be roughly 8km of additional realignment, or a third of the remaining N86 works.




  • Making good progress there at Lispole. thought they would have made it straighter considering the extra space they had after Kate's shop heading in the dingle direction, but the bend will probably slow traffic down.
    marno21 wrote: »
    Doonore South and Ballygarret (which extends the current improvements west of Camp as far as the top of Gleann na nGealt, around the Maum turnoff, and remove the poorly surfaced section along the side of the glen).

    Down to about 40-50km/h there at the moment, as its really rough.




  • Completed:
    d. Annascaul to Gortbreagoge (2012)

    Construction:
    b. Lispole to Ballynasare Lower [complete July 2018]
    g. Ballygarret to Camp [complete July 2018]

    Planned:
    a. Dingle to Lispole (10.7km)
    c. Ballynasare Lower to Annascaul (4.7km) [being advanced by KCC; potential start late 2019/early 2020]
    e. Gortbreagoge to Dooneen South (6.3km)
    f. Dooneen South to Ballygarret (3.3km) [being advanced by KCC; potential start late 2019/early 2020]
    h. Camp Upper to Camp Lower (1.3km)

    The schemes then line up as above from a. at Dingle to h. near the R560 junction at Camp. The villages of Annascaul and Lispole will not be bypassed. The schemes in total comprise 28km of roadway.

    KCC are seeking tenders for consultants to take phases c and f through the processes from advance works, tender, construction and handover.


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  • N86 works to be substantially complete by early August

    http://www.radiokerry.ie/hopes-n86-works-will-substantially-completed-early-august/


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