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N40/N27 Construction History

  • 12-01-2018 10:42am
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    Registered Users Posts: 5


    Hi,

    I'm going back into the mists of time here but was wondering if anyone can remember the history of the various parts of this road. In particular:

    1. The South Link (N27) was build back in the mid 80s, so for a few years this existed before the South Ring was built. How was this connected to the old Kinsale/Airport road, was there a smaller version of the KRR there or was it just some sort of T junction?

    2. The first section of the SRR opened around 1990. I know it connected the KRR to Douglas, but I was wondering where in Douglas it tied into. Were you just dumped off in the middle of Douglas village, or did you come off one of the existing slips with the way ahead just blocked off?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,524 ✭✭✭AugustusMinimus


    1. You originally had to turn right and go down the Mick Barry toad to get onto the old Kinsale Road. I believe the section to the Kinsale Roundabout was added when the Douglas to Bandon Roundabout sections of the SRR were done in about 90.

    2. It originally ended at the present N28 slip road down onto the Roachestown Road, effectively bypassing Douglas village. A few years later, Carr’s Hill section opened giving Carrigsline traffic a bypass on Douglas.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,524 ✭✭✭AugustusMinimus


    http://maps.osi.ie/publicviewer/

    Try that link. Gives an overhead view of all of Ireland from 1995 albeit in black and white. Shows the SRR before the Douglas - Mahon section and the tunnel opened.


  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 14,303 Mod ✭✭✭✭marno21


    Did the South Ring originally end at Douglas West before being extended to Rochestown via the elevated section?

    The Bloomfield Interchange was created with the N25 Jack Lynch tunnel extension

    Report from RTE on the opening of the "Cork bypass", now the N27 South Link from 1985

    https://www.rte.ie/archives/collections/news/21198214-new-cork-bypass-opened/


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,524 ✭✭✭AugustusMinimus


    marno21 wrote: »
    Did the South Ring originally end at Douglas West before being extended to Rochestown via the elevated section?

    The Bloomfield Interchange was created with the N25 Jack Lynch tunnel extension

    Report from RTE on the opening of the "Cork bypass", now the N27 South Link from 1985

    https://www.rte.ie/archives/collections/news/21198214-new-cork-bypass-opened/

    I know that the Douglas flyover was being constructed during 1989. I think the flyover may have been opened at the same time as the Douglas to Kinsale Roundabout part. Open to correction though.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,524 ✭✭✭AugustusMinimus


    By the way, Joe Healy has thrown up some fantastic photos on Douglas before construction of the flyover. It’s on that Old Photos of Cork Facebook page.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,394 ✭✭✭Markcheese


    Not a hi-viz jacket or hard hat as Tom whizzed round groups of workers..
    :-)
    I remember going to monkstown, early 90s you drove on the Douglas fly over and then directly onto the slip road for the rochestown road, the rochestown road flyover wasn't built yet..

    Slava ukraini 🇺🇦



  • Registered Users Posts: 4,524 ✭✭✭AugustusMinimus


    Markcheese wrote: »
    Not a hi-viz jacket or hard hat as Tom whizzed round groups of workers..
    :-)
    I remember going to monkstown, early 90s you drove on the Douglas fly over and then directly onto the slip road for the rochestown road, the rochestown road flyover wasn't built yet..

    Correct. I don’t think Carr’s Hill opened until 95 or 96.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,196 ✭✭✭boardsuser1


    By the way, Joe Healy has thrown up some fantastic photos on Douglas before construction of the flyover. It’s on that Old Photos of Cork Facebook page.

    Joe Healy has some very rare photos. He’s a gent.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,196 ✭✭✭boardsuser1


    marno21 wrote: »
    Did the South Ring originally end at Douglas West before being extended to Rochestown via the elevated section?

    The Bloomfield Interchange was created with the N25 Jack Lynch tunnel extension

    Report from RTE on the opening of the "Cork bypass", now the N27 South Link from 1985

    https://www.rte.ie/archives/collections/news/21198214-new-cork-bypass-opened/

    I remember standing on the South Ring Road in 1994 under the Togher bridge and it wasn’t open then.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,523 ✭✭✭kub


    I can safely say that the section of the N40 between KRR and Wilton opened on 12th July 1996.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,196 ✭✭✭boardsuser1


    kub wrote: »
    I can safely say that the section of the N40 between KRR and Wilton opened on 12th July 1996.

    That tallies up with my own estimate.

    There was a gap in the wall at Coffey’s field straight onto the road it took me and as a child I was curious :pac:


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