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N71 - Bandon Relief Road extension

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  • Registered Users Posts: 113 ✭✭Baldilocks


    Marno,
    Do you have a drawing/map showing the proposed route?


  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 14,356 Mod ✭✭✭✭marno21


    Council confirmed in April 2018 that this will now enter a feasibility study and project appraisal stage. At least it's active, although I'm starting to become of the opinion that Bandon needs a full bypass now, not an extension of the relief road. The N71 around Bandon is carrying dual carriageway levels.

    Councillors suggesting Bandon should have a light rail system is not helping here. There should be 110% backing for the N71 and not white elephants.


  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 14,356 Mod ✭✭✭✭marno21


    Baldilocks wrote: »
    Marno,
    Do you have a drawing/map showing the proposed route?
    I don't, it hasn't gone beyond the concept stage yet.


  • Registered Users Posts: 135 ✭✭ForiegnNational


    You can see the proposed route in Tim Lombards post on Twitter

    https://mobile.twitter.com/voteTimLombard/status/944300310813708288

    It would mean the Grammar school would lose both rugby pitches and running track, so much for fighting obesity in children...

    The ideal option, given the call to upgrade the R586 to National road status and the longer term need to bypass Innishannon, would be a Northern bypass for both Bandon and Innishannon.


  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 14,356 Mod ✭✭✭✭marno21


    You can see the proposed route in Tim Lombards post on Twitter

    https://mobile.twitter.com/voteTimLombard/status/944300310813708288

    It would mean the Grammar school would lose both rugby pitches and running track, so much for fighting obesity in children...

    The ideal option, given the call to upgrade the R586 to National road status and the longer term need to bypass Innishannon, would be a Northern bypass for both Bandon and Innishannon.
    I agree with this. The medium term need is a full dual carriageway from Bandon all the way to Cork, including connection with the R586. The existing Bandon Relief Road has a 50km/h limit and is developed, and ends in the town. It's not good enough in the long term.

    This is a cheap attempt to avoid trying to solve what is a major problem and one that isn't going away.


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