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N25 - Waterford City Bypass

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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,468 BluntGuy


    I was down in Waterford a few weeks ago, and couldn't resist taking a few snaps. I don't know what's going on in some of these shots, but they may be of use to some of you...

    View from N24 approaching Waterford...

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    I haven't a clue what's going on in these pictures, I just snapped them:

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    Where the new N25 mainline will pass over the N24

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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,623 ✭✭✭ Bards


    The link below might help, as the pics are all part of the roads leading to and from the Grannagh Interchange

    http://www.waterfordcity.ie/n25bypass/gallery/large/gr31_large.jpg


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,002 ✭✭✭ fricatus


    BluntGuy, let me provide commentary!

    No 1 as you said, is the N24 approaching the city - the best view of the bridge I think.
    No 2 is where the N9 coming out of the city will cross the old N9, just before the Grannagh interchange. If you're familiar with the area you'll know that the old N9 at that point is closed, so that they can build the bridges carrying the new N9 and the N25 (M25 if we're lucky) over the road.
    No 3 is the new raised N9 section which runs more or less parallel to the existing one, between the Newrath roundabout and the Grannagh interchange.
    No 4 as you said, is where the new N/M25 will cross the old N24. The N24 had to be lowered for this, which is why you go into a big dip at that point.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,093 Amtmann


    Found a very cool video of the bypass on Youtube:



    You can just visualise the Suir Bridge all lit up as you approach Waterford from the west. It will be stunning.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,468 BluntGuy


    I NEED to drive that road. :D

    Incidentally, see where I took the third picture. I actually went up onto the site. I should've snapped it. I didn't go too far, because it was kinda dangerous, but I remember seeing a red-looking bridge of sorts - I think it was for a railway line. I'm not sure.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,093 Amtmann


    I know what you mean! I was thinking of heading to Waterford on Monday to have a gawk, but after all the photos and videos my curiosity is sated for now. When it opens I'll definitely head over that way though. Tis a pity it'll open as an N road.

    I want my blue road! :mad:


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,468 BluntGuy


    Furet wrote: »
    I want my blue road! :mad:

    Don't let mysterious hear you say that...

    I know what you mean, it's an awful waste of fantastic highway. I don't see how it's safe for pedestrians, cyclicts and such...

    And there are two massive under-capacity roundabouts at Grannagh just waiting to be developed on.

    I really hope this road isn't ruined by the local councillors. Maybe when and if the NRA takes responsibility for regional and local roads it'll get more say in what gets developed - but it won't affect this scheme anyway.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,623 ✭✭✭ Bards


    Check out Post #114 by Flyer1 over in the Waterford City forum

    http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=2055148589&page=8


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,943 ✭✭✭✭ road_high


    They're excellent pics. I think I can see Mt. Leinster in the background even :D


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,082 Chris_533976


    Great pics, but unfortunately it shows the stupidity of having the toll plaza just before the bridge, the Grannagh interchange (A roundabout junction) on the other side of the bridge and the disgrace that is the roundabout finishing off the M9. It could so easily have been done properly.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,093 Amtmann


    Just to give people a sense of how the N25 is at the other end, i.e. Cork, here is a video of some of the south ring and Jack Lynch Tunnel. Note the variable standard of the route (e.g hard shoulder). The Waterford Bypass will be of a far higher standard.



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,110 KevR


    Cheers for the video Furet!

    Great seeing a video of the Cork SRR & the Jack Lynch Tunnel - I haven't been to Cork in a long time (probably 12 years at least). I don't remember a lot of it and a lot of it has probably changed since I was there. I hope to head down to our 2nd city for a day or weekend at some point over the summer - the prospect actually has me more excited than if I were planning a trip abroad!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,093 Amtmann


    No bother Kev. I hope it lives up to your expectations! You taking the N18 and N20 down?


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,110 KevR


    Furet wrote: »
    No bother Kev. I hope it lives up to your expectations! You taking the N18 and N20 down?

    Yeah N18 and N20 I would say. The new Gort-Crusheen section will probably be open by the time I head down in a couple of months haha.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,093 Amtmann


    You won't be using the tunnel so. N20 would be quite a nice road if it was detrunked. Take care on it - some of the bends are deceptively tight!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 88,981 ✭✭✭✭ mike65


    Taken last week.

    Behind Kilmeaden near Wheelans Bridge 1

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    Behind Kilmeaden near Wheelans Bridge 2

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    From overpass at Bawnfawn looking west

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    From Doonen looking east

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,412 ✭✭✭ Road-Hog


    Some new pictures on the Waterford City Council N25 Site....! Particularly around the suir bridge.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,623 ✭✭✭ Bards


    Road-Hog wrote: »
    Some new pictures on the Waterford City Council N25 Site....! Particularly around the suir bridge.

    Thanks for the update Road hog..

    for anyone interested the link is http://www.waterfordcity.ie/n25bypass/gallery.html


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,093 Amtmann


    RTÉ commission dull programmes about restaurant refurbishment; but when we build beautiful bridges and hundreds of kilometres of motorway that will revolutionise connectivity and transport across the island, it goes right over their heads.


  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 4,319 Mod ✭✭✭✭ spacetweek


    The media needs a milestone to latch onto. Currently the M1 is the only complete motorway in Ireland. The M50 is still a building site and the rest of the roads have missing sections. The N25 Waterford BP is still under construction. It won't be until 2010 that the M6/7/8/9 are all completed within a few months of each other so I would imagine that to be a prudent time for some reportage and documentaries.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,093 Amtmann


    I thought it would be good to do a "Kings of Construction" type documentary following the crews on the various schemes, but this isn't being done. The result would be a couple of hour-long programmes that wouldn't break the bank.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 88,981 ✭✭✭✭ mike65


    True but as you note RTE just doesn't think about this sort of thing, now if the Motorways etc were works of literature they'd make a special presented by John Kelly!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 88,981 ✭✭✭✭ mike65


    A few more taken East of the river between Granny and Slieverue

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  • Registered Users Posts: 141 ✭✭ NFD100


    who was the half wit that erected those signs? Not one is at the top of its pole?:eek:


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,277 ✭✭✭ serfboard


    mike65 wrote: »
    ... if the Motorways etc were works of literature they'd make a special presented by John Kelly!

    Well they mightn't be works of literature, but some of them are works of art! (Suir and Boyne bridges, for starters).

    Not to mention the economic/cultural/sociological effects that these constructions will have on people and how they work/play/socialise and make us realise that we live on a small island.


  • Registered Users Posts: 105 ✭✭ deiseman21


    lining the road today between ballyrobin and mullinabro although this section has been all but been complete for 18 months or more. Only saw markings in white so no sight of yellow line broken or continuous.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,468 BluntGuy


    Could somebody tell us what types of lines are being painted, and what colour signage is being put up.

    I'd imagine even if green signage is erected, it'll still have the solid yellow lines.


  • Registered Users Posts: 105 ✭✭ deiseman21


    no im afraid its broken yellow lines not sure of sinage but must be green


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,468 BluntGuy


    Ah... then we're definitely looking at a standard N-road opening.

    What a waste of great highway. :(


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,412 ✭✭✭ Road-Hog


    BluntGuy wrote: »
    Ah... then we're definitely looking at a standard N-road opening.

    What a waste of great highway. :(

    N25 Waterford bypass was always intended to be an N road upgarde built to Motorway standard, it may well get a redesignation in the future to make rosslare to Cork motorway and be ireland's version of the M25


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