Great news that this is on the move. The section of the N25 from the Kilmeaden side of Waterford to the Ballynaboola side of New Ross is easily one of the slowest stretches of national road in the country, because for through traffic, Waterford and New Ross are awful bottlenecks.
I heard that the bridge at New Ross was going to be the longest
in Ireland, though you might be right about it being the highest too. The one being built in Waterford at the moment is going to be the longest when it opens, but only until the New Ross one itself opens.
The Waterford bypass is going to be a dual carriageway, and might be reclassed as motorway even before it's finished. Any idea if the New Ross bypass will be designed to the same standard?
The NRA website mentions also a Waterford-Glenmore scheme
, which will link the New Ross and Waterford bypasses. Given the standard of the current road, I'd expect that any upgrade will be to DC or motorway standard. There's also a retrofit of the Kilmacthomas bypass
happening, which will make it a DC.
Great news for the SW Wexford/South KK/East Waterford areas after so many years of neglect on the roads front. Only downside is the toll on the new Suir bridge, and no doubt another on the New Ross one...