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09-09-2018, 13:33   #151
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I notice the 'scoreboards' ( flashing signs informing how many prosecutions have been issued to date ) have also disappeared.

Honestly, these roadworks are nothing short of a bloody joke. Have yet to see a gatso trapping, and at the same time every evening this week as I drive home around 18h00-19h00 have yet to see one person in the centre of the Mway...Any wonder the project is 9 months behind schedule.
They were still there yesterday anyway, both directions. Now displaying 421.
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Honestly, these roadworks are nothing short of a bloody joke. Have yet to see a gatso trapping, and at the same time every evening this week as I drive home around 18h00-19h00 have yet to see one person in the centre of the Mway...Any wonder the project is 9 months behind schedule.
Adhering to the speed is nothing whatsoever to do with the contractors. It is for the gardai only and they will not enforce 60kmh.

They will and have stopped people doing over 100kmh

as for 6pm onwards - maybe have a look at 7am and you'll see them all working, but you're probably asleep at that time.

7am to 4.30pm is the standard work time on the site.

Some sub contractors who work is not dependent on other contractors will work different hours (eg - shrubbery and topsoil clearance).

I just do not understand the utter whiniung that comes form some posters - especially when it obvious that they have no experience whatsoever of construction or project management. Two lanes have been kept open at all times - just as two lanes have been there all along.

Traffic if anything is flowing better except when there's a breakdown or crash - but there has been a dramatic reduction in rear end accidents, so flow is surprisingly better than expected. But no-one is pointing this out as they can';t possibly say a good word!

I just wish the negative ninnies would shut the f up with their whining
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They were still there yesterday anyway, both directions. Now displaying 421.
Up to today I only use the N/M7 going down. But today I had reason to use both directions, and yes I saw the 'scoreboards' there. Must have missed the one going down on Friday evening. Sorry.
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Up to today I only use the N/M7 going down. But today I had reason to use both directions, and yes I saw the 'scoreboards' there. Must have missed the one going down on Friday evening. Sorry.
I'm sure the numbers are made up anyway.
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Adhering to the speed is nothing whatsoever to do with the contractors. It is for the gardai only and they will not enforce 60kmh.

They will and have stopped people doing over 100kmh

as for 6pm onwards - maybe have a look at 7am and you'll see them all working, but you're probably asleep at that time.

7am to 4.30pm is the standard work time on the site.

Some sub contractors who work is not dependent on other contractors will work different hours (eg - shrubbery and topsoil clearance).

I just do not understand the utter whiniung that comes form some posters - especially when it obvious that they have no experience whatsoever of construction or project management. Two lanes have been kept open at all times - just as two lanes have been there all along.

Traffic if anything is flowing better except when there's a breakdown or crash - but there has been a dramatic reduction in rear end accidents, so flow is surprisingly better than expected. But no-one is pointing this out as they can';t possibly say a good word!

I just wish the negative ninnies would shut the f up with their whining
Very presumptuous aren't we? FYI, My day starts at 07h00 in Maynooth, so I leave Newbridge around 06h00, but I go the back road via Caragh & Clane ( when there is no frost or snom ), so have no use for the M/N7.
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Not sure if relevant to thread but I have a question regarding the M7/M9 merge. I know it's possible to merge onto the M9 from the M7 when travelling from Dublin, but is it possible to merge onto the M7 from the M9 travelling north from the Tinryland junction? Can't decipher it from google maps- it looks like the M9 sort of becomes the M7 as you travel towards Dublin.

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Not sure if relevant to thread but I have a question regarding the M7/M9 merge. I know it's possible to merge onto the M9 from the M7 when travelling from Dublin, but is it possible to merge onto the M7 from the M9 travelling north from the Tinryland junction? Can't decipher it from google maps- it looks like the M9 sort of becomes the M7 as you travel towards Dublin.

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Like hearing from Carlow towards Dublin? Yeah the M9 ends and the only way to go is merge onto the northbound M7. You can't go southbound on the M7 (towards Limerick) from the M9 north, to do that you'd need to go off at Kilcullen and head for Newbridge.

This is the merge part here. You go under the M7 and then up onto the merge with it.

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Like hearing from Carlow towards Dublin? Yeah the M9 ends and the only way to go is merge onto the northbound M7. You can't go southbound on the M7 (towards Limerick) from the M9 north, to do that you'd need to go off at Kilcullen and head for Newbridge.

This is the merge part here. You go under the M7 and then up onto the merge with it.

That's what I thought. Thanks for the confirmation
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What was the reasoning behind that does anyone know? It's the same with the M8/M7 merge.
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What was the reasoning behind that does anyone know? It's the same with the M8/M7 merge.
I think I read before that the M8 was meant to have one originally, which is why the first junction heading south (Manor Stone) is number 3 and not 2.
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Trying to do 60 on this stretch (off-peak anyway) is more dangerous IMO - you are constantly watching traffic behind you up your ass and flying past you at dangerous speeds (given that the road surface is shyte between J9 and J10 outbound)

I was doing around 65-75 tonight SLOWLY overtaking some trucks and I still had a bell-end in a Range Rover flashing and putting on his indicator trying to get me to move
I rarely drive this section myself but this is a problem I find on the M50 regularly I usually do a little over the limit on that and regularly have beamers and bmws tailgating me. Happened when I drove that section of the M7 a while ago its a really unconfortable limit to be imposing on that section when no workers are actually there.
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The traffic was terrible on the N/M 7 on Friday afternoon/evening. My neighbour works in Tallaght, and it took them 3 hours to get to Newbridge. I left the M50 and headed out the Blessington Road, turned off at Rathmore, through Punchestown, & Athgarvan. Only thing another couple of thousand thought the same thing.
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I tried sticking to the 60km/h limit through the roadworks and I was flashed out of it, beeped at, and had someone on my bumper.

They either need to actually enforce it or remove it.

It's not working.

To me it looks like most of the traffic was moving at about 90-100 in the driving lane and at full motorway speeds in the overtaking lane.
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Once I pick up a few behind me who look like going to stick to it too, I pass the time by seeing how many of them can stick to it for the full length. Very few are able make it and it's always the same points where they lose it.

Only had one bit of bother with beeping/flashing/tailgating but it wouldn't worry me one bit about anyone who was. **** them.
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So has anyone actually seen a Gosafe van along the works?
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