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Re: Irl: M6 Galway bypass (18 km)

Post by Enceladus » Sat Oct 06, 2018 05:06

About bloody time! Now they need to get on with the construction work ASAP.

But Galway’s traffic nightmare won’t be solved by this road alone. The legacy of poor planning and car dependency is obvious to anyone who lives and works in the city.
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Re: Irl: M6 Galway bypass (18 km)

Post by jackal » Sat Oct 06, 2018 09:40

Presumably the western single carriageway section with at-grade junctions won't be motorway?

PS - I'd suggest use of the search function before making a new thread about a long running scheme: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=34348&p=981282&hilit=Galway#p981282

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Re: Irl: Galway Bypass

Post by odlum » Sat Oct 06, 2018 09:49

jackal wrote:
Tue May 01, 2018 08:38
Truvelo wrote:The junction at Coolagh looks interesting but I'm not sure if the N67/R446 crosses below the current line of the N6 or whether it's an at-grade crossroads.
It's an at-grade signalized junction: http://www.n6galwaycity.ie/wp-content/u ... Sheets.pdf
It's grade separated as far as I know.

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Re: Irl: M6 Galway bypass (18 km)

Post by odlum » Sat Oct 06, 2018 09:50

jackal wrote:
Sat Oct 06, 2018 09:40
Presumably the western single carriageway section with at-grade junctions won't be motorway?

PS - I'd suggest use of the search function before making a new thread about a long running scheme: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=34348&p=981282&hilit=Galway#p981282
Sorry :oops:

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Re: Irl: M6 Galway bypass (18 km)

Post by jackal » Sat Oct 06, 2018 11:19

odlum wrote:
Sat Oct 06, 2018 09:50
jackal wrote:
Sat Oct 06, 2018 09:40
Presumably the western single carriageway section with at-grade junctions won't be motorway?

PS - I'd suggest use of the search function before making a new thread about a long running scheme: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=34348&p=981282&hilit=Galway#p981282
Sorry :oops:
That maybe came off a bit harsh - I do appreciate the update :)

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Re: Irl: Galway Bypass

Post by jackal » Sat Oct 06, 2018 11:28

odlum wrote:
Sat Oct 06, 2018 09:49
jackal wrote:
Tue May 01, 2018 08:38
Truvelo wrote:The junction at Coolagh looks interesting but I'm not sure if the N67/R446 crosses below the current line of the N6 or whether it's an at-grade crossroads.
It's an at-grade signalized junction: http://www.n6galwaycity.ie/wp-content/u ... Sheets.pdf
It's grade separated as far as I know.

Image is not accurate or you have to squint your eyes.
The N67/R446 meets the existing A6 at an at-grade crossroads. That is however connected to the new grade-separated route with a pair of forks.

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Re: N6 Galway bypass

Post by odlum » Sun Oct 07, 2018 06:53

Interesting. Again there is the trend of removing roundabouts in urban areas and replacing with cross junctions. In Dublin and Cork same thing. Must be national policy. Quite pronounced in Dublin at the moment. Having said that we don't have the same volume/density of them that the UK or France have for example.

NIRS mentioned in another thread removing them is better for pedestrians which I absolutely agree with.

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Re: N6 Galway bypass

Post by odlum » Thu Oct 25, 2018 21:53

Motorway order applied for today. The interesting characteristics of the scheme are the bridge over the River Corrib, the viaduct and the tunnels.

Full EIS

http://www.n6galwaycityringroad.ie/



Non technical summary

http://www.n6galwaycityringroad.ie/medi ... %20NTS.pdf

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Re: N6 Galway bypass

Post by Berk » Thu Oct 25, 2018 22:43

^^Some proper bedtime reading there.

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Re: N6 Galway bypass

Post by odlum » Thu Oct 25, 2018 22:45

Non technical is fine :P

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Re: N6 Galway bypass

Post by bothar » Wed Dec 08, 2021 00:54

Project receives planning approval with a few conditions
All that is needed now is €600m and away we go.

https://www.rte.ie/news/connacht/2021/1 ... d-project/
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Re: N6 Galway bypass

Post by Chris_533976 » Thu Dec 09, 2021 22:22

About time indeed, however it'll be years before there are shovels in the ground. It still has to clear government hoops and also there are sizable NIMBY challenges piling up against it, as well as green-agenda legal challenges.

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