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Minor schemes & realignments

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  • interesting to see that they're adding a cycleway, they've done the same all along the N56 realignments in the west of the county. Is this a new standard or just going to be done on a case by case?
    I can't say if it's a new standard, but I can report that the same was done on the N59 Galway->Clifden road at the realignments that were done near Clifden. The old road is now used as a cycleway - a welcome development, IMO.




  • Yeah it's still years off being built though from what I've heard when it's needed right now. I was in town earlier and there was a Garda trying (and failing) to direct traffic at the Port/High/Main Street junction as nobody could move with cars stuck in the yellow box, total chaos with every street gridlocked.

    Anyway, interesting to see that they're adding a cycleway, they've done the same all along the N56 realignments in the west of the county. Is this a new standard or just going to be done on a case by case?
    serfboard wrote: »
    I can't say if it's a new standard, but I can report that the same was done on the N59 Galway->Clifden road at the realignments that were done near Clifden. The old road is now used as a cycleway - a welcome development, IMO.

    Yes it's part of the Type 3 single carraigeway standard. 2x 3.0m lanes, and segregated cycle paths. It'll mainly be used on the N56, N59, N67, N70, N71, and the N86. It's for lightly used "tourist" routes with reasonably low but seasonal traffic volumes and in difficult terrain/sensitive areas. Many of these routes are deplorable for large stretches.

    Several stretches have been completed already:

    N59 Derrylea realignment
    N86 Annascaul-Gortbreagoge
    N56 Dungloe-Glenties phases 1/2




  • marno21 wrote: »
    Yes it's part of the Type 3 single carraigeway standard. 2x 3.0m lanes, and segregated cycle paths.
    Thanks for the answer.

    It's good that the old parts of roads are now being re-used as cycle paths, instead of just lying orphaned by the side unused.




  • N61 Coolteige gone to tender: https://irl.eu-supply.com/app/rfq/publicpurchase_frameset.asp?PID=116392&B=ETENDERS_SIMPLE&PS=1&PP=ctm/Supplier/publictenders

    Of the 4 schemes promised by Shane Ross/DTTAS in May, 3 have gone to tender. Good to see.

    Only the N2 realignment near Emyvale has yet to be tendered.




  • marno21 wrote: »

    According to the design docs, the piece to be upgraded is here.


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  • on the N55
    - N55 Corduff to South of Killydoon Realignment Scheme is funded and tendered for, just waiting now for news on a start (so south of Ballinagh, further removing bad sections of the road not already tackled) http://www.anglocelt.ie/news/roundup/articles/2017/02/15/4134991-council-defers-adoption-of-roads-budget/
    as mentioned before, contracts were signed but it wasnt clear whether works had started or not.
    I drove the road there last week and theres indeed works progressing nicely from from the town boundary of Ballinagh, skirting Lacken GAA pitch and bypassing a couple of 90 degree bends and then a realignment of a straight but narrow stretch through bogland joining up with an already upgraded part of the road.
    Everything is happening offline which explains the lack of any road closures, yet.




  • Sligo County Council proceeding with topological investigation of a planned realignment of the N16 in Co. Sligo between Drumkilsellagh and Lugnagall, on the north west of Copes Mountain.

    https://irl.eu-supply.com/app/rfq/publicpurchase_frameset.asp?PID=117403&B=ETENDERS_SIMPLE&PS=1&PP=ctm/Supplier/publictenders




  • marno21 wrote: »
    Sligo County Council proceeding with topological investigation of a planned realignment of the N16 in Co. Sligo between Drumkilsellagh and Lugnagall, on the north west of Copes Mountain.
    Any realignment of the N16 is to be welcomed, for that's one shocking road to drive.




  • Roscommon GAA looking for air quality measurements for the N61 Ballymurray to Knockcroghery and N61 Tulsk to Clashaganny road projects

    https://irl.eu-supply.com/app/rfq/publicpurchase_frameset.asp?PID=117513&B=ETENDERS_SIMPLE&PS=1&PP=ctm/Supplier/publictenders


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  • Another wee bit of the N2 between Monaghan Town and Emyvale up for realignment. As far as I remember this is the last twisty bit left on that road. They have slowly over the past few years done small sections of this road.

    https://irl.eu-supply.com/app/rfq/publicpurchase_frameset.asp?PID=117552&B=ETENDERS_SIMPLE&PS=1&PP=ctm/Supplier/publictenders

    "The N2 Corracrin to Emyvale Road Realignment comprises the construction of approximately 3.3km of Type 2 Single Carriageway and the following associated Works:"




  • cargo wrote: »
    Another wee bit of the N2 between Monaghan Town and Emyvale up for realignment. As far as I remember this is the last twisty bit left on that road. They have slowly over the past few years done small sections of this road.

    https://irl.eu-supply.com/app/rfq/publicpurchase_frameset.asp?PID=117552&B=ETENDERS_SIMPLE&PS=1&PP=ctm/Supplier/publictenders

    "The N2 Corracrin to Emyvale Road Realignment comprises the construction of approximately 3.3km of Type 2 Single Carriageway and the following associated Works:"
    Well spotted. This is the last of the 4 safety schemes being built with VAT savings from tolls. (N2, N56, N61 & N70)

    Type 2 single carraigeway means that this is only a temporary measure though. We are planning dual carraigeway north of here from Derry to the NI border so this will likely become an alternative route in a few years time.




  • marno21 wrote: »
    cargo wrote: »
    Another wee bit of the N2 between Monaghan Town and Emyvale up for realignment. As far as I remember this is the last twisty bit left on that road. They have slowly over the past few years done small sections of this road.

    https://irl.eu-supply.com/app/rfq/publicpurchase_frameset.asp?PID=117552&B=ETENDERS_SIMPLE&PS=1&PP=ctm/Supplier/publictenders

    "The N2 Corracrin to Emyvale Road Realignment comprises the construction of approximately 3.3km of Type 2 Single Carriageway and the following associated Works:"
    Well spotted. This is the last of the 4 safety schemes being built with VAT savings from tolls. (N2, N56, N61 & N70)

    Type 2 single carraigeway means that this is only a temporary measure though. We are planning dual carraigeway north of here from Derry to the NI border so this will likely become an alternative route in a few years time.

    Yes, it will eventually make a nice tourist route when the Type 2 DC replaces this whole stretch.




  • cargo wrote: »
    Another wee bit of the N2 between Monaghan Town and Emyvale up for realignment. As far as I remember this is the last twisty bit left on that road. They have slowly over the past few years done small sections of this road.

    https://irl.eu-supply.com/app/rfq/publicpurchase_frameset.asp?PID=117552&B=ETENDERS_SIMPLE&PS=1&PP=ctm/Supplier/publictenders

    "The N2 Corracrin to Emyvale Road Realignment comprises the construction of approximately 3.3km of Type 2 Single Carriageway and the following associated Works:"

    This has been retendered. Unsure as to why:

    https://irl.eu-supply.com/app/rfq/publicpurchase_frameset.asp?PID=117622&B=ETENDERS_SIMPLE&PS=1&PP=ctm/Supplier/publictenders




  • nordydan wrote: »
    Just a quick note on this. Earthworks seem to be finished here, I believe work stopped for a bit due to financing:

    http://www.wicklow.ie/realignment-r755-kilmacanogue-roundwood-road


    Badly needed scheme due to an appalling dip & bend
    And just to update this, appears to be going nowhere atm. Not sure what the issue is tbh




  • nordydan wrote: »
    And just to update this, appears to be going nowhere atm. Not sure what the issue is tbh

    95% likely it's down to funding




  • Some very minor works about km south of clonmellon on the N52 looks like WCC are doing some road widening works




  • marno21 wrote: »
    nordydan wrote: »
    And just to update this, appears to be going nowhere atm. Not sure what the issue is tbh

    95% likely it's down to funding
    Apparently they made "a balls of it" at the start (according to a local!)


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  • roadmaster wrote: »
    Some very minor works about km south of clonmellon on the N52 looks like WCC are doing some road widening works

    Whereabouts on the road are they working? Are they widening the surface / straightening a bend or just opening up the sightlines through a bend?

    Always good to see a bit of work on this route.




  • They’re working over I'd say a 200 meter stretch going south about 1km outside clonmellon. They have removed all the hedge and are building up an embankment but with the type of material that I see them rolling I can't be certain if it is for a lane as it didn't look like great fill. Maybe they plan to put in a barrier, I never even realised there was a big drop until the hedge was gone. WCC have their own men and plant on site by the looks of things




  • IMPROVEMENT works at one of the most “dangerous” and “busiest” junctions in County Limerick have been accelerated by councillors in the Cappamore-Kilmallock municipal district.

    They backed the latest stage in the process to construct a €2 million roundabout at Beary’s Cross on the N24. It connects the R513 Limerick to Mitchelstown Road with the Limerick to Tipperary Road.

    Tim Fitzgerald, of the Mid-West National Road Design Office, and consulting engineers - Kilgallen & Partners, gave local councillors a presentation on submissions received after it went on public consultation. It will be a four leg roundabout, north and south on the N24, the link to Mitchelstown and Murroe-Boher GAA club’s pitch.
    Source.

    Here's an image of the roundabout design:
    GN4_DAT_9031724.jpg--the_improvements_works_at_beary_s_cross_are_designed_to_make_the_very_busy_junction_safer_and_ease_backlogs.jpg




  • Looks as if the N60 Oran realignment is finally getting underway.




  • According to the Cavan County Council website the N55 realignment will be complete by October 2018. there is a reduced speed limit on the road now and there will be traffic lights from tomorrow (Monday) just south of Ballinagh for 4 weeks which I think is for the scheme.




  • Tender award for N56 Coolboy-Kilmacrennan in December. Should start soon after: https://www.donegalnow.com/news/pat-cope-welcomed-progress-made-n56-road-projects/196673

    Tender award for N70 Kilderry Bends shortly: http://www.radiokerry.ie/e10-million-improvement-scheme-announced-castlemaine-killorglin/




  • Has anyone seen the roadworks WCC is carrying out on the N52 south of clonmellon?




  • Sorensen Civil Engineering Ltd appointed as contractor for N70 Kilderry Bends in Co. Kerry.

    https://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/10m-works-to-rectify-dangerous-bends-on-kerry-road-464415.html

    3.5km offline realignment. €10m. 2019 opening


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  • Minor scheme funding for 2018:

    Route number | County | Scheme | Allocation | Stage | Part of major?
    02 | Monaghan | Monaghan-Emyvale Phase 3 | 6,000,000 | 2018 start
    03 | Cavan | Virginia to Maghera | 150,000 | Planning
    16 | Leitrim | Drummahan | 500,000 | Planning
    16 | Leitrim | Munakill realignment | 100,000 | Planning
    16 | Sligo | Lugnatober | 170,000 | Planning
    17 | Galway | Milltown to Gortnagunnad | 150,000 | Planning
    19 | Clare | Shannon Airport Access | 25,000 | Planning
    22 | Kerry | Lewis Road junction | 25,000 | Planning
    24 | Kilkenny | Tower Road overbridge | 100,000 | Planning
    24 | Kilkenny | Carrick Road improvement | 210,000 | Planning
    24 | Tipperary | Ballydrehid Bends | 150,000 | Planning
    26 | Mayo | Cloongullane Bridge | 700,000 | Planning
    51 | Meath | Dunmoe Phase II | 600,000 | ?
    52 | Meath | Grange to Clontail | 250,000 | Planning
    52 | Westmeath | Cloghan-Billistown | 1,470,000 | Construction
    52 | Westmeath | Cloghan-Billistown Phase 2 | 250,000 | Planning
    53 | Louth | Barronstown to Hackballscross | 120,000 | Planning
    53 | Louth | Hackballscross to Rassan | 250,000 | Planning
    53 | Louth | Barronstown to Newtownbalregan | 150,000 | Planning
    54 | Monaghan | Tullybryan | 3,000,000 | Planning
    55 | Cavan | Corduff to South of Killydoon - Sec A | 4,000,000 | Construction
    55 | Cavan | Corduff to South of Killydoon - Sec B | 1,750,000 | Planning
    56 | Donegal | Boyoughter to Kilkenny | 250,000 | Opened 2017 | Dungloe-Glenties
    56 | Donegal | Coolboy to Kilmacrennan | 5,000,000 | 2018 start
    56 | Donegal | Drumbeigh-Inver | 250,000 | Planning | Mountcharles-Inver
    56 | Donegal | Kilkenny-Letterilly | 6,000,000 | Construction | Dungloe-Glenties
    56 | Donegal | Kiltoy realignment | 600,000 | Opened 2017
    56 | Donegal | Letterilly to Kilraine Jn (R262) | 250,000 | Planning (next phase) | Dungloe-Glenties
    56 | Donegal | Mountcharles-Drumbeigh | 4,500,000 | 2018 start | Mountcharles-Inver
    59 | Galway | Maam Cross to Bunnakill | 1,000,000 | Planning | Oughterard-Clifden
    59 | Mayo | Kilmeena | 2,500,000 | 2018 start | Westport-Mulranny
    59 | Mayo | Newport-Derrada | 100,000 | Planning | Westport-Mulranny
    59 | Galway | Letterfrack West | 200,000 | Planning
    59 | Sligo | Corhawnagh-Lugnadeffa | 120,000 | Planning
    60 | Mayo | Heathlawn | 500,000 | Planning
    60 | Mayo | Lagnamuck | 550,000 | 2019 start
    60 | Mayo | Manulla Cross | 50,000
    60 | Roscommon | Oran | 650,000 | Planning
    61 | Roscommon | Ballymurray-Knockcroghery | 250,000 | Planning
    61 | Roscommon | Clashaganny-Tulsk | 250,000 | Planning
    61 | Roscommon | Coolteige | 4,300,000 | 2018 start
    63 | Galway | Abbeyknockmoy-Annagh Hill (M17) | 4,000,000 | Construction | Gort-Tuam
    63 | Galway | Liss to Abbey | 50,000 | Planning
    65 | Tipperary | Carrigahorig bends | 50,000 | Planning
    67 | Galway | Ballinderreen to Kinvara Phase 2 | 1,300,000 | Planning
    67 | Clare | Blake's Corner - Ennistimon | 100,000 | Planning
    70 | Kerry | Blackwater Bridge to Sneem | 100,000 | Planning
    70 | Kerry | Coolroe to Glenbehy | 100,000 | Planning
    70 | Kerry | Kilderry Bends | 500,000 | 2018 start
    72 | Kerry | Stagmount Bends | 100,000 | Planning
    73 | Cork | Annakisha South | 5,000 | Planning
    73 | Cork | Clogher's Cross to Waterdyke | 100,000 | Planning
    74 | Tipperary | Ballyhusty | 100,000 | Planning
    76 | Kilkenny | Tennypark-Brownstown | 450,000 | Construction
    77 | Kilkenny | Ballyragget-Ballynaslee | 110,000 | Planning
    80 | Laois | Maidenhead | 2,500,000 | Construction
    81 | Wicklow | Knockroe | 2,500,000 | 2018 start
    81 | Wicklow | Irishtown | 10,000 | Planning
    81 | Wicklow | Hangmans Bend | 10,000 | Planning
    81 | Wicklow | Tuckmill | 10,000 | Planning
    81 | Wicklow | Whitestown Lower | 10,000 | Planning
    85 | Clare | Kilnamona realignment | 25,000 | Planning
    86 | Kerry | Ballynasare/Ballygarret | 200,000 | Construction | Tralee-Dingle
    86 | Kerry | Lispole to Mountoven | 500,000 | Planning | Tralee-Dingle


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