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Prepare for traffic issues between Williamstown and Ardkeen roundabouts

  • 03-08-2019 11:35am
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    Closed Accounts Posts: 40,086 ✭✭✭✭ Harry Palmr


    Essential upgrade works to the gas network will occur on the R710 Outer Ring Road from Williamstown Roundabout to the Dunmore Road. Works start on Tuesday the 06/08/19. Traffic Management will be in place for the duration and delays can be expected.

    Which could mean significant tailbacks on Dunmore road, Williamstown road as well as on the ORR from the west.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 323 ✭✭ Crusty Blaa
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    Seen a sign for this the other day. Continuing into early September from what I could make out. Why couldn’t they have started this a month ago? When the schools are back in a few weeks, it will be absolute chaos!


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,421 ✭✭✭ Chip Whitley
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    Seen a sign for this the other day. Continuing into early September from what I could make out. Why couldn’t they have started this a month ago? When the schools are back in a few weeks, it will be absolute chaos!

    I thought the sign said works continue until 20/08


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,051 ✭✭✭ kuang1
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    I thought the sign said works continue until 20/08

    20th September


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,012 ✭✭✭ fricatus
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    kuang1 wrote: »
    20th September

    Yep, saw the sign earlier - 20 Sep.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,412 ✭✭✭ Road-Hog
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    Let’s wait and see what the work involves. If it’s two lollipop men with walker talkies and stop go signs then yes it could be awful but if traffic can be kept moving in both directions then it should not be too bad. One other thing the big sign doesn’t say exactly where the works will be.....is it just between the hospital roundabout and fearonshooneen roundabout....?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 139 ✭✭ bookworms
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    Let me guess...... Works will start at 8am, just in time for rush hour!!


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,144 ✭✭✭ reni10
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    bookworms wrote: »
    Let me guess...... Works will start at 8am, just in time for rush hour!!

    You guessed right!

    Large queues there this morning.

    Surely they could either start at 10 or do the work at night?

    No idea how an ambulance is going to get through there in an emergency seeing as it is one of the major routes to the hospital!


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,327 ✭✭✭ alta stare
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    reni10 wrote: »
    You guessed right!

    Large queues there this morning.

    Surely they could either start at 10 or do the work at night?

    No idea how an ambulance is going to get through there in an emergency seeing as it is one of the major routes to the hospital!

    Night time would be the common sense approach but sometimes that never seems to apply. Maybe the cost is the reason. Even if they had started it a month ago it wouldnt of been as bad but to have works when the schools are back is stupid. Madness.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,097 ✭✭✭ JohnC.
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    Were people available a month ago or were they doing other jobs? Do you believe it's possible to do all work everywhere when school is off?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 40,086 ✭✭✭✭ Harry Palmr


    Night work not possible due to Ardkeen apartments. I saw an ambulance thread it's way though this morning, I did wonder why it didn't go into town and turn at the Passage Road roundabout but maybe that wouldn't have been any quicker. I'd certainly not be too happy to risk getting caught up in a mess on the ORR if I were one of the emergency services.

    Some angry shouting and horns generally at times, people blocking the roundabout I suspect.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,354 ✭✭✭ Speak Now
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    Night work not possible due to Ardkeen apartments. I saw an ambulance thread it's way though this morning, I did wonder why it didn't go into town and turn at the Passage Road roundabout but maybe that wouldn't have been any quicker. I'd certainly not be too happy to risk getting caught up in a mess on the ORR if I were one of the emergency services.

    Some angry shouting and horns generally at times, people blocking the roundabout I suspect.

    A disaster already getting out of Tesco, some people just wont leave a gap on the roundabout to keep traffic flowing away from the backed up side!


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,327 ✭✭✭ alta stare
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    JohnC. wrote: »
    Were people available a month ago or were they doing other jobs? Do you believe it's possible to do all work everywhere when school is off?

    Who knows eh. Im sure though it can be planned so it is of course possible.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,327 ✭✭✭ alta stare
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    Night work not possible due to Ardkeen apartments. I saw an ambulance thread it's way though this morning, I did wonder why it didn't go into town and turn at the Passage Road roundabout but maybe that wouldn't have been any quicker. I'd certainly not be too happy to risk getting caught up in a mess on the ORR if I were one of the emergency services.

    Some angry shouting and horns generally at times, people blocking the roundabout I suspect.

    To be fair even if they started at say 1700 and finished around 2230 that wouldn't impact people as much.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 534 ✭✭✭ Stopitwillya


    Hospital roundabout to Tesco roundabout this week. Tesco roundabout to Farronshoneen roundabout next week. Onto the outer ring road after that. Works are 7 to 7 each day. At least they will be gone from the busy part by the time the schools are back.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 40,086 ✭✭✭✭ Harry Palmr


    At least on the ORR proper they've got a lane they can contraflow (hopefully)


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,051 ✭✭✭ kuang1
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    Hospital roundabout to Tesco roundabout this week. Tesco roundabout to Farronshoneen roundabout next week. Onto the outer ring road after that. Works are 7 to 7 each day. At least they will be gone from the busy part by the time the schools are back.

    Ah that sounds like a sensible approach tbf.

    So in reality that's only 2 weeks of one way traffic.
    Once past the farronshoneen roundabout no traffic will be at a standstill.
    Can live with that.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,051 ✭✭✭ kuang1
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    Rough going there today... Half the roundabout open only and a 3-way stop go system in place.
    That type of work should be done post 8pm imo.

    Still, won't be forever.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,327 ✭✭✭ alta stare
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    kuang1 wrote: »
    Rough going there today... Half the roundabout open only and a 3-way stop go system in place.
    That type of work should be done post 8pm imo.

    Still, won't be forever.

    Was out that way about 12. Traffic was bad. The idiots who block the roundabouts though are causing some issues as they are blocking traffic from going right.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 40,086 ✭✭✭✭ Harry Palmr


    Yep saw it coming from the east side so it was standard delay whereas traffic was backing up on the dual carriageway on the other side. Top tip from the west - turn off at Airport roundabout and go through St Johns Park, up the Folly and go back out by Passage Road and Dunmore Road.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 40,086 ✭✭✭✭ Harry Palmr


    Talking about this on Deise Today, two weeks to get most work done. The next section is back along the front of GrowHQ to the roundabout. Then from Tesco roundabout to Williamstown road roundabout the following week. This will hit Grow very badly.


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