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Old 07-08-2007, 01:44 PM
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Default Cork-Dublin Motorway

Anyone who has to trudge the Cork-Dublin N8 boreen on a weekly basis like myself will be looking at nearby construction works with mouth watering lust from the driving seat. You watch the dumpers and hope one day to see line painters out but week after week it just seems to be more muck lorries and diggers.

The Fermoy direct route is fantastic and shaves a good 15 minutes off a journey to Dumpland and I thank God I never have to sit in traffic again in that bottleneck.

On the NRA website I found schemes for

Portlaoise to Cullahill
Cullahill to Cashel
Cashel to Mitchelstown (described as dual carriageway)


Depressingly none of these are due to be completed until the end of 2009. Somebody with inside information please tell me that this is a PR job and that they’ll be ready sooner! I’m desperate like...

Also, is there any hope of continuing the motorway beyond Fermoy anytime soon? It looks like its set up to continue on but perhaps a forest will grow there by the time its ready to be worked on again.


www.nra.ie if anyone else's interested
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Old 07-08-2007, 01:59 PM
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Anyone who has to trudge the Cork-Dublin N8 boreen on a weekly basis like myself will be looking at nearby construction works with mouth watering lust from the driving seat. You watch the dumpers and hope one day to see line painters out but week after week it just seems to be more muck lorries and diggers.

The Fermoy direct route is fantastic and shaves a good 15 minutes off a journey to Dumpland and I thank God I never have to sit in traffic again in that bottleneck.

On the NRA website I found schemes for

Portlaoise to Cullahill
Cullahill to Cashel
Cashel to Mitchelstown (described as dual carriageway)


Depressingly none of these are due to be completed until the end of 2009. Somebody with inside information please tell me that this is a PR job and that they’ll be ready sooner! I’m desperate like...

Also, is there any hope of continuing the motorway beyond Fermoy anytime soon? It looks like its set up to continue on but perhaps a forest will grow there by the time its ready to be worked on again.


www.nra.ie if anyone else's interested
by early 2009 (predicted) you will never drive through a small town on your way to dublin. It will nearly all be dualcarrigeway or motorway
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Old 07-08-2007, 01:59 PM
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Go on ya big baby.

I've been driving that road since 1990 and, compared to what it used to be like not so long ago (Monesterevin anybody?) it's the fucking golden highway yo shangri-fucking-la these days.
Exactly try doing that trip 10 years ago from Dublin to Cork on a wet Friday evening stuck on the curragh outside Kildare,crawling through Monesterevin knowing the shop/pub names by heart due to boredom.

The trip to Dublin is a doddle now.
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Old 07-08-2007, 02:01 PM
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I too watch with interest this road activity...or lack of it...but take a step back and think ...we done our bit in Cork, great road to the border...then them lazy-arse tipp folk are no where to be seen..they built 3 bridges over the odd field and thats them done.... doesnt get much better in Kilkenny, shocking really. as the middle section MItchelstown to Abbeyleix takes the longest....


Blame Tipperary Co.Council for pocketing the euro money set aside for the road.
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Old 07-08-2007, 02:30 PM
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Fuck Dumpland.

Stay here, where we have marvellous roads.
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Old 07-08-2007, 03:16 PM
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I too watch with interest this road activity...or lack of it...but take a step back and think ...we done our bit in Cork, great road to the border...then them lazy-arse tipp folk are no where to be seen..they built 3 bridges over the odd field and thats them done.... doesnt get much better in Kilkenny, shocking really. as the middle section MItchelstown to Abbeyleix takes the longest....


Blame Tipperary Co.Council for pocketing the euro money set aside for the road.
section to cashel is a new road and its well under way - also the far side of cashel is well under way - mitchelstown has not started so unless you consider fermoy the northern most reaches of county cork they have a long way to go. Also the purse strings are not the councils to play with. Also ATS im in the midlands there won't be a cork to midlands decent road ever
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Old 07-08-2007, 03:29 PM
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Hey! Ive served my time in the Monasterevin/Kildare traffic prison. Its just now that there's two bits of motorway either end of the N8/N7 and shit loads of diggers and new bridges along the way Im getting anxious for more motorway. They should have hid them all under muck til it was all done instead of teasing us!
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Old 07-08-2007, 06:10 PM
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Go on ya big baby.

I've been driving that road since 1990 and, compared to what it used to be like not so long ago (Monesterevin anybody?) it's the fucking golden highway yo shangri-fucking-la these days.
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Old 08-08-2007, 07:40 AM
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Old 08-08-2007, 07:50 AM
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That's a long stetch of road being contructed between Mitchelstown and Cashel, when it's done should shave another 15 minutes off the trip, and when the section from Cashel up is done, well that will just be heaven!
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