Cork Roads Lagging Way Behind :(

Dolphin75

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I think we are all pretty much in agreement that the roads in Cork are lagging well behind most of the rest of the country. Look at the N20 Cork to Limerick “Road” - no better than a goat track for most of its length and dangerously overloaded with traffic. Only one motorway, the M8 and that’s to Dublin.

The N40 south ring is at breaking point and simply can’t cope with the traffic it carries, the North ring route has been long promised and long fingered. :( The road to Ringaskiddy, the most important port on the South coast, is little more than a boreen, the N25 has the bottlenecks of Killeagh and Castlemartyr whilst the sub-standard Youghal bypass is very dangerous IMO (at night, drivers unfamiliar with the road layout might be confused into thinking they are on a dualler). It goes on and on. Why has Cork fallen so far behind? Why haven’t the Cork TDs got Cork its fair share of transport infrastructure investment?

And that’s not even getting into the issue of public transport in the city. What can be done? Thoughts?
 
I think we are all pretty much in agreement that the roads in Cork are lagging well behind most of the rest of the country. Look at the N20 Cork to Limerick “Road” - no better than a goat track for most of its length and dangerously overloaded with traffic. Only one motorway, the M8 and that’s to Dublin.

The N40 south ring is at breaking point and simply can’t cope with the traffic it carries, the North ring route has been long promised and long fingered. :( The road to Ringaskiddy, the most important port on the South coast, is little more than a boreen, the N25 has the bottlenecks of Killeagh and Castlemartyr whilst the sub-standard Youghal bypass is very dangerous IMO (at night, drivers unfamiliar with the road layout might be confused into thinking they are on a dualler). It goes on and on. Why has Cork fallen so far behind? Why haven’t the Cork TDs got Cork its fair share of transport infrastructure investment?

And that’s not even getting into the issue of public transport in the city. What can be done? Thoughts?

Well said.

N25 is for the most part ok but do agree about the Youghal bypass.
N20, lethal road and one that I rarely go on.
You forgot to mention the N22, I was on it at the weekend, obvious bottleneck of Macroom needs to be addressed, very patchy road in places, especially through Ballyvourney and Ballymakeera.
There should be at least 2 other motorways, to Limerick and Ringaskiddy, possibly the N22 as well?
 
I think we are all pretty much in agreement that the roads in Cork are lagging well behind most of the rest of the country. Look at the N20 Cork to Limerick “Road” - no better than a goat track for most of its length and dangerously overloaded with traffic. Only one motorway, the M8 and that’s to Dublin.

The N40 south ring is at breaking point and simply can’t cope with the traffic it carries, the North ring route has been long promised and long fingered. :( The road to Ringaskiddy, the most important port on the South coast, is little more than a boreen, the N25 has the bottlenecks of Killeagh and Castlemartyr whilst the sub-standard Youghal bypass is very dangerous IMO (at night, drivers unfamiliar with the road layout might be confused into thinking they are on a dualler). It goes on and on. Why has Cork fallen so far behind? Why haven’t the Cork TDs got Cork its fair share of transport infrastructure investment?

And that’s not even getting into the issue of public transport in the city. What can be done? Thoughts?

we need more burger kings
 
I think we are all pretty much in agreement that the roads in Cork are lagging well behind most of the rest of the country. Look at the N20 Cork to Limerick “Road” - no better than a goat track for most of its length and dangerously overloaded with traffic. Only one motorway, the M8 and that’s to Dublin.

The N40 south ring is at breaking point and simply can’t cope with the traffic it carries, the North ring route has been long promised and long fingered. :( The road to Ringaskiddy, the most important port on the South coast, is little more than a boreen, the N25 has the bottlenecks of Killeagh and Castlemartyr whilst the sub-standard Youghal bypass is very dangerous IMO (at night, drivers unfamiliar with the road layout might be confused into thinking they are on a dualler). It goes on and on. Why has Cork fallen so far behind? Why haven’t the Cork TDs got Cork its fair share of transport infrastructure investment?

And that’s not even getting into the issue of public transport in the city. What can be done? Thoughts?

The Cork Limerick motorway has been approved and the ringaskddy road is in the planning process.
South Ring is fit for purpose and the Dunkettle interchange work has already begun which will alleviate the rush hour traffic.
You ever been on the M50 at rush hour?
FFS - have you anything better to be moaning about (and yes - i did see the 'why have Cork so few BurgerKings, like?' thread).?
 
The Cork Limerick motorway has been approved and the ringaskddy road is in the planning process.
South Ring is fit for purpose and the Dunkettle interchange work has already begun which will alleviate the rush hour traffic.
You ever been on the M50 at rush hour?
FFS - have you anything better to be moaning about (and yes - i did see the 'why have Cork so few BurgerKings, like?' thread).?
X2 drive in other cities around Europe and youd stop complaining about cork.
 
Circling of wagons ... So it's agreed that Corks roads are just great and there are no problems, like being left behind in the past 15 years. The M20 should have been built and operational by now, the same for the M28.

Pointing out the need for Cork to get its fair share of transport infrastructure isn't Cork bashing, you know...
 
Circling of wagons ... So it's agreed that Corks roads are just great and there are no problems, like being left behind in the past 15 years. The M20 should have been built and operational by now, the same for the M28.

Pointing out the need for Cork to get its fair share of transport infrastructure isn't Cork bashing, you know...

Corks roads are just very busy.

No investment or upgrades since the recession as the money was simply not there and new roads are only ramping up now from design,planning to funding and construction.
 
Circling of wagons ... So it's agreed that Corks roads are just great and there are no problems, like being left behind in the past 15 years. The M20 should have been built and operational by now, the same for the M28.

Pointing out the need for Cork to get its fair share of transport infrastructure isn't Cork bashing, you know...

The point is that as these specific roads are either approved, in planing or actually being built then their is not much reason to say that they need to be done.

Maybe look for a time machine, go back 5 years, and do a load of moaning about this then OR look for somehting that needs to be done that is not being done and complain about that.
 
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