Acomhal Bhaile Mhic Scanláin
|Location Map ( geo)|
|Approaching the junction heading south in 2007|
|Transport Infrastructure Ireland|
|M1, N1, R132, R173|
|Junctions related to the R132|
Feede Cross Interchange • Monasterboice Interchange • Lissenhall Junction • Coolock Interchange • Airport Roundabout (Dublin) • Flurrybridge Interchange • Major's Hollow Roundabout • Ballymascanlan Roundabout • Thistle Crossroads • Haggardstown Cross • Greengates Cross • Gormanston Interchange • Carrickcarnan Roundabout • Rosehall Roundabout • Five Roads Junction • Faughart Roundabout
|Junctions related to the R172|
The interchange comprises three linked roundabouts, the southern, larger one at the terminus of the Dundalk Eastern bypass is named the Ballymascanlan Roundabout, with the one to the east where the southbound N1 offslip meets the R132 is named Major's Hollow Roundabout, and the one to the north the Faughart Roundabout.
There has long been at junction at this point, as it makes a convenient point north of Dundalk Bay to join the route around the Cooley Peninsula. In the 18th century, what is today the L3097 was the main road from Dundalk to Newry.
Subsequently, the later N1 became the main route and this was improved over the years. In the 1980s, the R172 joined the N1 at an improved Y-shaped junction at this point. With the completion of the Dundalk Inner Relief road in 1996, a roundabout was constructed here.
With the construction of the Dundalk bypass section of the M1, the existing roundabout become one side of a dumbbell junction. At this time, the connection to the original N1 towards Dundalk was severed. Access to Newry Road, Dundalk, is now from another roundabout 600 m along the relief road, which was upgraded to D2 (dual carriageway with two lanes in each direction) between the two roundabouts.
From 2005 to 2007 traffic rejoined the original N1 at this junction. In 2007 the high-quality dual-carriageway N1 was completed and traffic flowed through this junction to and from Newry.
|Droichead Átha DROGHEDA · Áth Cliath DUBLIN|
|(A1) An tIúr NEWRY · Béal Feirste BELFAST|
|Dún Dealgan DUNDALK|
|Gleann na bhFiach RAVENSDALE||Former N52|
|Baile Mhic Scanláin BALLYMASCANLAN ·
|For R175 An Grianfort GREENORE|
|Fochaird Íochtarach FAUGHART LOWER|