Originally Posted by Navan Junction
I think the N3 will be left to rot like th old N1
Many R roads now have a decent surface and well-defined verge (i.e. edge of road isn't falling into the ditch and has yellow dashed lines), as well as proper signage, even ADS in some cases.
However, I guarantee you that once the Nenagh Limerick dual carriageway is opened, the old N7 (which will be another part of the R445) will be the highest quality R road in the whole country - it's been repaved the whole way between Limerick and Nenagh (the last section was still being worked on before Christmas), has full hard shoulders for much of the route (and has reduced ones rather than none at narrower parts), has barriers on the edge of the road, even climbing lanes in places! The main reason it's dangerous still is the volume of traffic using it.