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N5 - Westport to Turlough [under construction; 2022 completion]

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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,309 ✭✭✭ Westernyelp


    Rapid progress clearly visible on all sections, and it appears the bridge decks on the railway underbridges are at least partially in place.


    Yep. You can see the bridge in place from the Derrywash level crossing


  • Registered Users Posts: 408 ✭✭ DumbBrunette




  • Registered Users Posts: 408 ✭✭ DumbBrunette


    Bridge deck concrete pour was completed last week at the N84 overbridge.

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    Link: https://structive.ie/structure-305-ballinrobe-road-overbridge/


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,050 ✭✭✭ prunudo


    Bridge deck concrete pour was completed last week at the N84 overbridge.

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    Link: https://structive.ie/structure-305-ballinrobe-road-overbridge/

    Thats a big bridge, are they futuring proofing it for 2+2?


  • Registered Users Posts: 667 ✭✭✭ BelfastVanMan


    prunudo wrote: »
    Thats a big bridge, are they futuring proofing it for 2+2?

    Certainly looks that way.

    A rare win for common sense.


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  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 59,471 Mod ✭✭✭✭ L1011


    We've generally been quite good at future proofing structures since the early 90s to be fair.


  • Registered Users Posts: 15 thomas385


    Could it be a possibility that they are adding in dedicated turning lanes on the bridge?


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,105 ✭✭✭ Pete_Cavan


    Preparing the N84 for future 2+2 would not be future proofing, it would be madness.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,665 ✭✭✭ Cosmo Kramer


    Yes, if they were ever going to dual Castlebar to Galway they'd presumably do the N60 to Claremorris and link it to the M/N17. Would be amazed if there was ever a need to significantly upgrade the N84 beyond widening stretches and taking out a few bad bends.

    The wide bridge must be for slip road turning lanes or something. Which might be no harm as for some older, more local users of this road that don't travel far it will be their first experience of junctions and slip roads and I can see a few hairy moments in the early days after this opens - people heading the wrong way down slip roads in tractors etc.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,050 ✭✭✭ prunudo


    thomas385 wrote: »
    Could it be a possibility that they are adding in dedicated turning lanes on the bridge?

    Actually that makes more sense, certainly is a wide structure whatever the reasoning is.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,751 ✭✭✭ Chris_5339762


    L1011 wrote: »
    We've generally been quite good at future proofing structures since the early 90s to be fair.


    Generally!


    Good -> M6 from Athenry to Galway future proofed for D3.
    Bad -> M8 Portlaoise to M7/8 split not future proofed. Unlikely to be needed for a while but this 15km section not being future proofed when all the way to Naas is... well it seems silly.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4 WBEngineer


    prunudo wrote: »
    Thats a big bridge, are they futuring proofing it for 2+2?

    No, there are two vehicle lanes with a third hatched lane for turning vehicles onto/off the western access road. There is also a footpath and then verges on either side.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,407 ✭✭✭ mayo.mick


    Wonder what's the reason for these cameras on the N5 at the roundabout under construction for the new Turlough to Westport road?

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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,407 ✭✭✭ mayo.mick


    Some more recent dashcam footage of the junction with the N5,



  • Registered Users Posts: 408 ✭✭ DumbBrunette


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    Islandeady overbridge looking towards Castlebar. The new access road to the local lake and cemetery is visible on the left. The original cemetery road, in the distance, will be severed when the bridge in the foreground is completed, which is due to take place in the coming weeks.

    Link: https://m.facebook.com/2224058757921503/photos/pcb.2935676703426368/2935676650093040/?type=3&source=49&__tn__=EH-R


  • Moderators, Home & Garden Moderators, Regional Midwest Moderators, Regional West Moderators Posts: 16,697 Mod ✭✭✭✭ yop


    Islandeady road now closed for a number of weeks. Will be a interesting to see the layout when complete.

    I suspect the house on the left of the pic above will also have a new roadway into it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,309 ✭✭✭ Westernyelp


    Another big bridge



  • Registered Users Posts: 408 ✭✭ DumbBrunette


    Is the road at Islandeady open again? Is traffic using the new overbridge??



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  • Registered Users Posts: 22 drserious4


    What date are we likely to be driving this route?



  • Registered Users Posts: 22 drserious4





  • Registered Users Posts: 408 ✭✭ DumbBrunette


    Autumn next year if they stick to their timetable.



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,516 ✭✭✭ Dudda


    View in the other direction to DumbBrunette's post above with culvert and a farm underpass in the foreground.



  • Registered Users Posts: 408 ✭✭ DumbBrunette


    Sheeaun road overbridge today. No activity at any of the work sites around Westport at the moment.



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,407 ✭✭✭ mayo.mick


    Some dashcam footage from a few days ago.



  • Registered Users Posts: 408 ✭✭ DumbBrunette


    Islandeady overbridge looking towards Westport.



  • Registered Users Posts: 408 ✭✭ DumbBrunette


    The cutting at Kilbree Lower, looking towards Westport.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 408 ✭✭ DumbBrunette


    The cutting at Kilbree Lower, looking towards Castlebar. The foundations for the future overbridge are visible in the foreground.



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