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M4 (Republic of Ireland)
 
 
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M4 westbound, west of Maynooth
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End of the contract

On the N4, north of Kinnegad, the scheme ties in to the McNeads Bridge - Hill of Down realignment.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Dec 12, 2005 by csd
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N4 section

The non-motorway section following the end of the M4 has a 100 km/h, narrower hard shoulders, and poorer sightlines. It begins approx 2 km after the M4/N6 split.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Dec 12, 2005 by csd
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Old Directional destination Motorway flag sign

This has subsequently been replaced with one stating (M4) Sligo

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jun 16, 2009 by michaelsa
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Celbridge Road Junction. I have a fear these will disappear in due course. One unfortunate problem is that most of the signs are obscured by overgrown plants!! Wonder when last they were cut. - Coppermine - 22433.JPG
From something new to something old ... these are the last original motorway signs on the start of the M4 / Celbridge Road Junction. I have a fear these will disappear in due course. One unfortunate problem is that most of the signs are obscured by overgrown plants!! Wonder when last they were cut. Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jun 16, 2009 by michaelsa
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M4 Motorway

Looking rather empty. In fairness though, it was quite late. Please excuse the dirty windscreen!

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Aug 29, 2006 by Bryanw
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M4 PPP Motorway

This is the newest section of the M4 road. This section has a toll on it. And... it has sculptures on the side of the road...

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Aug 29, 2006 by Bryanw
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M4 Toll Plaza

Here is the M4 toll plaza heading towards Dublin. Picture was taken in late evening, suring July. It will cost you €2.50 to get through here!

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Aug 29, 2006 by Bryanw
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M4 toll booths

Looking quite French, the M4 mainline toll booths.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jun 26, 2006 by csd
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Entry to motorway sign

Photo taken at J2a on the M4. I'm not sure but I think the (N5-N6) should be patched in green according to the irish traffic signs manual, as this sign is not on a motorway mainline. The HGV route is there because HGVs are prohibited from passing through the towns of Leixlip and Maynooth and must access the motorway to bypass these towns. This entire junction was primarily built to allow direct motorway access to the large plants belonging to Hewlett Packard and Intel which are very close by.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Feb 06, 2006 by murphaph
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Approaching J2a of the M4 on the R449

Note the error in the roundabout pictogram-no gap between last exit and approach road! The unnamed exid leads to Hewlett Packard. You can see many of the small differences between irish and UK signage in this one in the background too! Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Feb 06, 2006 by murphaph

This is now M4 J6
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' Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Feb 06, 2006 by murphaph
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Junction 8?

Start of the new road approaches... Looks like they're renumbering the junctions to start at the M50. Currently, numbering starts at the beginning of the current motorway section at Leixlip.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Dec 12, 2005 by csd
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New section

After Kilcock exit.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Dec 12, 2005 by csd
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Toll ahead

Currently EUR 2.40 for a car, rising to 2.50 from Jan 1st. Takes credit cards, a first for Ireland.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Dec 12, 2005 by csd
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Along the M4

Sculptures visible. This is taken heading west, shortly after the toll booths.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Dec 12, 2005 by csd
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Enfield exit Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Dec 12, 2005 by csd
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ADS for Kinnegad east junction.

There's quite a gap between Enfield and this exit.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Dec 12, 2005 by csd
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Gantry at the M4/N6 split

Green for the N6 - ugh. Don't they know not to patch on motorways? Yellow signs to the left warn N6 traffic to slow down for queues. The extension of the improved road as far as Kilbeggan is currently under construction, but at the moment, the improved N6 ends 1 km further along at a half-completed diamond interchange.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Dec 12, 2005 by csd
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N6 spit from M4

Expect queues -- the dual carriage way ends in about a kilometre.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Nov 19, 2006 by csd
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N6 spit from M4 Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Nov 19, 2006 by csd
On most signs the "control" destination of a direction has been replaced by a town name - here is one that escaped ... in this case it would be replaced by Sligo - Coppermine - 12656.JPG
on most signs the 'control' destination of a direction has been replaced by a town name - here is one that escaped ... in this case it would be replaced by Sligo Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jun 10, 2007 by michaelsa
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Bad sign

M4 motorway offslip at Kilcock.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Mar 26, 2006 by murphaph
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New design for Figure 2.6.10 of Irish Traffic Signs Manual
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Ireland Traffic Signs Manual Fig.2.4.40 - suggested redesign
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Ireland Traffic Signs Manual Fig.2.4.41 redesign of Bilingual road sign.
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The M4 and M6 split, taken ten years after this scene.

 

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