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Re: IRL: M50 updates

Post by odlum » Thu Sep 19, 2019 16:58

Should make some difference but I don't know why they are starting on the southern leg.

That's not the most needy place.

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Re: IRL: M50 updates

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Re: IRL: M50 updates

Post by M50Jct15 » Sun Sep 20, 2020 15:03

Whatever happened to the project to populate those overhead gantries with lane control equipment?

It was one of the big "initiatives" to solve traffic issues on the M50 several years ago - it seems to have disappeared without a trace :cry:

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Re: IRL: M50 updates

Post by odlum » Sun Sep 20, 2020 22:35

The signs and extra gantries are going up at the moment. Should be implemented on some sections by the end of the year i'd have thought.

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Re: IRL: M50 updates

Post by M50Jct15 » Sun Nov 01, 2020 17:25

Yes...but the end of which year?!

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Re: IRL: M50 updates

Post by odlum » Wed May 19, 2021 23:28

wrong thread

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Re: IRL: M50 updates

Post by odlum » Fri Sep 17, 2021 12:59

The "smart motorway" upgrade phase 1 finally starting in coming weeks between jct 4 and 6. An education campaign has been started.

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland ... -1.4676155






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Re: IRL: M50 updates

Post by bothar » Sun Sep 19, 2021 20:23

odlum wrote:
Fri Sep 17, 2021 12:59
The "smart motorway" upgrade phase 1 finally starting in coming weeks between jct 4 and 6. An education campaign has been started.
But, as usual, the legislators have not passed the relevant laws for this.
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Re: IRL: M50 updates

Post by bothar » Tue Sep 21, 2021 17:20

They've brought the worses of toll avoiders to court, these must be very delinquent given that they usually make a deal with anyone half trying

The highest number of unpaid tolls in the court today involved a truck owner. He had a history of 589 trips on the motorway and no payments despite being sent more than 1300 warning letters. He was fined €20,000.
The largest fine yesterday was given to a motorist who had already been given a €10,000 penalty in 2018 for dodging the toll.
Imposing another fine, €25,000 this time, Judge Halpin said that driver had clearly not learned his lesson


It didn't say whether the last chancer had paid his previous €10,000 fine.
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Re: IRL: M50 updates

Post by murphaph » Tue Sep 28, 2021 10:12

bothar wrote:
Sun Sep 19, 2021 20:23
odlum wrote:
Fri Sep 17, 2021 12:59
The "smart motorway" upgrade phase 1 finally starting in coming weeks between jct 4 and 6. An education campaign has been started.
But, as usual, the legislators have not passed the relevant laws for this.
Is that why the speed "limits" are shown in a rectangle? Are they not going to be legally enforceable?

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Re: IRL: M50 updates

Post by Chris_533976 » Sat Oct 02, 2021 13:55

Without cameras and enforcement it'll be absolutely useless. No-one will obey them because no-one obeys speed limits on the M50 as it stands. We are dreadfully poor on enforcement in Ireland.

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