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Road Construction Projects - Start & End Dates

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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,031 ✭✭✭ veryangryman


    Bypassing Ballinasloe would have made so much common sense, but apparently they said no.

    I wouldnt put myself out either if i was not getting extra revenue for my troubles. Just human nature


  • Registered Users Posts: 460 ✭✭ boardswalker


    I was talking earlier today to one of the contractors on the M6 - Athlone to Galway sections - and he stated that the "ribbon cutting" has been scheduled for Dec 14. I have no reason not to believe him.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,082 Chris_533976


    Great if true, but thats only 7 1/2 weeks and theres a LOT still to do.


  • Registered Users Posts: 88 ✭✭✭ Nath


    Great if true, but thats only 7 1/2 weeks and theres a LOT still to do.

    What are the main tasks left to complete this project? They seem to be at the road marking stage for a lot of it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,106 antoobrien


    Nath wrote: »
    What are the main tasks left to complete this project? They seem to be at the road marking stage for a lot of it.

    From the updates on the main M6 thread, it looks like all that's left is to complete the works under the bridges recently fully opened (Portumna Rd & Aughrim to my knowledge) and signage and lining. The junction at Doughiska is done, most other bridges have been opened for a while, so (as far as I can see) it's all down to the progress on the section between Ballinasloe & Cappatagle.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,106 antoobrien




  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,082 Chris_533976


    It's understood that by 2010 the motorway will have replaced almost all of the single carriageway N6.

    Idiots.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 25,234 Sponge Bob


    The same galwaynews that had no information on the flooding when Galway was cut off this day two weeks back. Absolute tossers at running a website.

    There will be no single lane section of the N6 when the Motorway opens, the remainder in Galway ( and Athlone) is all dual carriageway. . However the average Irish journalist is too lazy to read a map :(


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 695 RealityCheck


    antoobrien wrote: »

    Yes thats the date as of Frank Fahey on Keith Finnegan this morning. Apparently the date would have been four days earlier if not for the flooding crisis. Which is really good. The roundabout in Dougiskha will be hell i'd imagine.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,781 ✭✭✭ Carawaystick


    Sponge Bob wrote: »
    The same galwaynews that had no information on the flooding when Galway was cut off this day two weeks back. Absolute tossers at running a website.

    There will be no single lane section of the N6 when the Motorway opens, the remainder in Galway ( and Athlone) is all dual carriageway. . However the average Irish journalist is too lazy to read a map :(

    Isn't this S4
    http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=53.282407,-9.058399&spn=0.007159,0.019441&t=h&z=16

    and 50 limit to boot.


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 59,791 Mod ✭✭✭✭ L1011



    That shouldn't be the N6. But for some reason it is. Prior to the last definitions I think it ended in the city somewhere, but it was redefined out along the ring road to get funding for it.

    It is still S4 rather than S2, and only for one section of it (the bit between the Bodkin and Kirwan roundabouts now has a barrier although its laid as an S4 originally)


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,010 Tech3


    N7 Limerick Tunnel: Official deadline - September 2010; My estimate (as of December 2009) is for completion in June 2010.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,133 mysterious


    Nenagh to Monegall section will open first (as my prediction) as of july 2010. The rest will open by october.

    Toomevara needs bypassing, for reasons as I need the N7 through the village closed.:D


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,010 Tech3


    May opening for N7 Tunnel
    LIMERICK TUNNEL TO OPEN AHEAD OF SCHEDULE
    14 January 2010

    The Limerick Tunnel will be ready to open in May - four months ahead of schedule.

    Originally due to open in September it's expected to take up to 40,000 vehicles off the streets of Limerick City.

    The 675 metre tunnel under the River Shannon completes the final phase of the Southern Ring Road linking the Dublin Road to the Ennis Road.

    Construction work on the 500 million euro river-crossing began in 2006 and is one of the largest engineering projects ever in Limerick.

    Traffic Engineer with Limerick City Council is Rory McDermot

    http://www.live95fm.ie/news/news-item/limerick-tunnel-to-open-ahead-of-schedule/389a255f-a191-4406-8bdc-8f66f8de521e


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


    Believe it when I see it.

    Press said in May 2009 that the Waterford City Bypass was due to open in Mid September 2009 - Didn't open until End of October 2009

    Press said in October 2009 that Waterford to Kilkenny part of M9 was due to open before Christmas 2009 - Still isn't open.

    Motto:

    Never believe everything you read, and only half of what you hear:D


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,781 ✭✭✭ Carawaystick


    I'd believe it more for a tunnel opening, the last phases of comissioning the tunnel are the training of the operators and emergency services. These happen after the tunnel is basically built and will take a predetermined amount of time. Assuming the catastrophe that was the m50 tunnel isn't repeated.

    It sounds promising though.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,095 ✭✭✭ nordydan


    http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showpost.php?p=61481353&postcount=32

    There's a list in this I posted a while back:


  • Registered Users Posts: 488 ✭✭ fresca


    Anyone got any revised predictions on opening dates?


  • Registered Users Posts: 165 ✭✭ emfifty


    fresca wrote: »
    Anyone got any revised predictions on opening dates?


    ok here's my rough guide to opening dates for the remaining projects.
    i know it's a bit technical with the acronyms and so on but if you are interested i will clarify! :)

    2010 Sch. opening Actual opening

    M50/M1 Dec 2009 Jan 16th
    M50/J14 Jan 2010 Feb 8th

    M7 N-B (15k) Oct 2009 Feb 26th ?

    M9 W- D (Kn) Sept 2009 Mar 22nd

    N78 A.L.R. Dec 2009 Mar 2010?

    M7 B-L (15k) Oct 2010? Apr 2010?

    M3 C-K July 2010 May 2010?

    N7 Shunnel Sept 2010 Jun 2010?

    M7/M8 P/C/C Sept 2010 Jul 2010?

    M9/(N10) May 2010 Aug 2010?

    M50 Upgrade Sept/Oct 2010?

    M18 C-G Sept/Oct 2010?

    M7 C-N Oct 2010?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,095 ✭✭✭ nordydan


    emfifty wrote: »
    ok here's my rough guide to opening dates for the remaining projects.
    i know it's a bit technical with the acronyms and so on but if you are interested i will clarify! :)

    2010 Sch. opening Actual opening

    M50/M1 Dec 2009 Jan 16th
    M50/J14 Jan 2010 Feb 8th

    M7 N-B (15k) Oct 2009 Feb 26th ?

    M9 W- D (Kn) Sept 2009 Mar 22nd

    N78 A.L.R. Dec 2009 Mar 2010?

    M7 B-L (15k) Oct 2010? Apr 2010?

    M3 C-K July 2010 May 2010?

    N7 Shunnel Sept 2010 Jun 2010?

    M7/M8 P/C/C Sept 2010 Jul 2010?

    M9/(N10) May 2010 Aug 2010?

    M50 Upgrade Sept/Oct 2010?

    M18 C-G Sept/Oct 2010?

    M7 C-N Oct 2010?

    Would one of you mods sticky the thread I did on this a few weeks back? I didn't go to the effort of drawing it up to see multiplt threads clogged with speculation about opening dates...... :mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad:


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,781 ✭✭✭ Carawaystick


    Shunell.
    I like it.

    This thread's goin on longer Dan.
    since before the N/M6 was finished.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,095 ✭✭✭ nordydan


    Shunell.
    I like it.

    This thread's goin on longer Dan.
    since before the N/M6 was finished.

    I'm not getting hung up on which ever thread was here first, the point still stands that A thread should be stickied at the top so that queries regarding opening dates can be checked more easily and appropriately redirected


  • Registered Users Posts: 123 ✭✭ brandodub


    Shunell.
    .

    Excellent.

    Dublin Port Tunnel-Punnel?
    Jack Lynch Tunnel-Junnel?

    ;);)


  • Registered Users Posts: 488 ✭✭ fresca


    nordydan wrote: »
    I'm not getting hung up on which ever thread was here first, the point still stands that A thread should be stickied at the top so that queries regarding opening dates can be checked more easily and appropriately redirected

    here, here.
    good idea...

    please & thanks...


  • Registered Users Posts: 488 ✭✭ fresca


    emfifty wrote: »
    2010 Sch. opening Actual opening

    M50/M1 Dec 2009 Jan 16th
    M50/J14 Jan 2010 Feb 8th

    M7 N-B (15k) Oct 2009 Feb 26th ?

    M9 W- D (Kn) Sept 2009 Mar 22nd

    N78 A.L.R. Dec 2009 Mar 2010?

    M7 B-L (15k) Oct 2010? Apr 2010?

    M3 C-K July 2010 May 2010?

    N7 Shunnel Sept 2010 Jun 2010?

    M7/M8 P/C/C Sept 2010 Jul 2010?

    M9/(N10) May 2010 Aug 2010?

    M50 Upgrade Sept/Oct 2010?

    M18 C-G Sept/Oct 2010?

    M7 C-N Oct 2010?

    N21 Castleisland Bypass ... Sep/Oct 2010 (???)


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,010 Tech3


    nordydan wrote: »
    I'm not getting hung up on which ever thread was here first, the point still stands that A thread should be stickied at the top so that queries regarding opening dates can be checked more easily and appropriately redirected

    I have stickied this thread and copied your post onto here also. It's post #49.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,799 ✭✭✭ Chris_5339762


    Dont call it the Shunnel, for the love of god :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,031 ✭✭✭ veryangryman


    Dont call it the Shunnel, for the love of god :D

    JEDWARD fan?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 488 ✭✭ fresca


    fresca wrote: »
    N21 Castleisland Bypass ... Sep/Oct 2010 (???)

    disappointingly...
    N7 :- Birdhill - Nenagh ... mid-March
    N7 :- Limerick - Birdhill ... may/june

    http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showpost.php?p=64608169&postcount=985


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