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N17 - Knock to Collooney [design & planning underway]

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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,254 ✭✭✭ serfboard


    Pete_Cavan wrote: »
    In fairness, if they are ringing people up and asking them to have a look, as well as putting out on various platforms, I dont think there is much more they can do to make people aware of it. Word of mouth is always a good way for it to spread so you mentioning it to people can only be good.
    A website, local radio and newspapers, word of mouth, but above all, (and despise it as I do) Facebook is a great way to spread the news.

    Whenever some event is going on in my area, since I'm not on Facebook, how I find out is someone telling me about it. When I ask how they found out, Facebook is usually the answer.


  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 9,113 Mod ✭✭✭✭ CatInABox


    Somewhat off topic, but EirGrid want to build a powerline connecting Ballina with Ballaghaderreen, roughly east-west. These lines are basically crossing all the route options for the N17 upgrade. If you're submitting an observation on the N17, then take a look at the route options to see if they require a response too.

    You can find them here.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1 ruralaf


    Hey does anyone know if there is a way to view the submissions made already submitted?


  • Registered Users Posts: 918 ✭✭✭ riddlinrussell


    ruralaf wrote: »
    Hey does anyone know if there is a way to view the submissions made already submitted?

    Not directly, but you'll be able to get the gist of them from the next phase report, which will discuss the feedback they received


  • Registered Users Posts: 1 stray creditor


    There should be dual carrigeway from Tuam to Collooney skirting [shortest distance] Dunmore, Ballyhaunis and Ballaghderreen, what is being proposed is a waste of time and money. Better to do it right.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,126 ✭✭✭ Pete_Cavan


    There should be dual carrigeway from Tuam to Collooney skirting [shortest distance] Dunmore, Ballyhaunis and Ballaghderreen, what is being proposed is a waste of time and money. Better to do it right.

    Such a route wouldn't work for journeys between most of Mayo and Galway or Sligo. Existing routes would continue to be used which defeats the purpose, particularly of a dual carriageway. You are also going through awful boggy land with such a route which would likely cost more even if shorter.


  • Registered Users Posts: 918 ✭✭✭ riddlinrussell


    The point of these roads is never explicitly about the point to point utility @stray. Your suggested route would capture a lot less traffic than the proposed one, and as Pete said the ground conditions probably eat up any 'saving' even if the projected AADT justified such a route.


  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 9,113 Mod ✭✭✭✭ CatInABox


    Next phase of this will be shown next month, apparently. Broadly on time, according to the schedule anyway.

    See here.


  • Registered Users Posts: 409 ✭✭ DumbBrunette




  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 9,113 Mod ✭✭✭✭ CatInABox



    Yes, the notice is up on the official website now.

    See here, says much the same thing.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3 jobhunter1953


    what do people think the preferred route will be? can't imagine alot of these are feasible..


  • Registered Users Posts: 82 ✭✭ Mullinabreena


    Time will tell. I'd say to the west of Charlestown to get the biggest population routes from Mayo, then maybe stay West of Tubbercurry because its better land with plenty of rock and sand compared to the boggy Eastern side that would have more environmental impacts. I'm not sure what will happen at Collooney, maybe one of the North west routes which will make an interesting junction. I live on a on one of the routes and have land on a few of the routes so it will probably affect me in some way. I also have most my family living on various route options


  • Registered Users Posts: 82 ✭✭ Mullinabreena


    Screenshot-20210605-102225-Chrome.jpg

    I was looking at this map of sensitive areas in Co. Sligo. I wonder will this have a major impact on the route chosen?

    "To inform development management, conservation and tourism infrastructure decisions in County Sligo in order to sustain the habitats, ecological processes and functions necessary to maintain biodiversit"


  • Registered Users Posts: 82 ✭✭ Mullinabreena


    We should know tomorrow on the final routes



  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 9,113 Mod ✭✭✭✭ CatInABox


    Seems they got sick of me spamming the refresh button and posted when the update is going live: 3pm.



  • Registered Users Posts: 88 ✭✭ hangar18_


    And the site is down



  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 9,113 Mod ✭✭✭✭ CatInABox


    Their feeble attempts to trick me into stopping smashing the refresh button didn't work, and now their site has crashed.


    Muhahahaha.......



  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 9,113 Mod ✭✭✭✭ CatInABox


    Guessing that they really underestimated the number of people interested in this.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 88 ✭✭ hangar18_


    There is massive interest in this project. You think they would have the website ready for this.



  • Registered Users Posts: 162 ✭✭ friedcircuits


    Ah jaysus its like trying to log into college website to get exam results. Everyone together and.........CRASH!



  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 9,113 Mod ✭✭✭✭ CatInABox


    Probably not used to provisioning for surges like this. They could look at the history of the site and project forward from that, but that'd give a really low requirement. If they're smart, they'll be on to Blacknight right away.



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,847 ✭✭✭ timmyntc


    haha cant blame them - a website like that wouldnt get 10 hits a day for the most part.

    When someone gets in can ye post the details of route selection here?



  • Registered Users Posts: 88 ✭✭ hangar18_


    It's working now but very slow

    Just looked at the new map and it's not good for me



  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 9,113 Mod ✭✭✭✭ CatInABox


    Nothing new on it yet though, not that I can see



  • Registered Users Posts: 162 ✭✭ friedcircuits


    It looks the same - did they say 3PM and everyone swarmed on it and no changes yet?



  • Registered Users Posts: 162 ✭✭ friedcircuits


    Nope sorry it is different, they took out some of the eastern options.



  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 9,113 Mod ✭✭✭✭ CatInABox


    Guessing again, but they had everything ready for 3, but then the surge of people hitting the site has destroyed their ability to press the go live button.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 162 ✭✭ friedcircuits


    Old and New Maps as far as I can see.



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