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M50 (Republic of Ireland) J17

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M11 Junction 4
M50 Junction 17
Location Map ( geo)
The M11-M50, County Dublin - Geograph - 1919269.jpg
The TOTSO to continue on the M11, heading northbound
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Location
Shankill
County
Dublin
Highway Authority
Transport Infrastructure Ireland
Junction Type
Fork Junction
Opening Date
2005
Roads Joined
M11, M50

M11 J4 and M50 J17 is the fork interchange where the two routes merge near Shankill. The M11 is the older route into Dublin city centre while the M50 acts as the city's bypass, meeting other important routes on its way round.

The M11 here was opened in 1991, and it ends a short distance to the north. The plan was that the M11 would be extended from this point, west of Loughlinstown, to Mount Merrion. The M11 north-east of here was intended to become a short spur.

In 1994, it was confirmed that the southern half of that extension (the "Southern Section") would be built first, with the northern half opening later.

By the time work actually started on the Southern Section, the Northern Section looked unlikely to open any time soon, so the Southern Section opened in June 2005 as part of the M50. This history may explain why the junction appears to be laid the 'wrong way around', with the M50 taking priority.

In practice, the existing route of the M11 from here is a very slow route to the city centre, and more useful for accessing the southside suburbs.

Before and After view of the junction looking south from M11 overbridge at Shankhill


Routes

Route To Notes

M11

An Lar/CITY CENTRE, Dún Laoghaire ferry

M11

Loch Garman/WEXFORD

M50

O Thuaidh/NORTHBOUND, Aerfort Átha Cliath/DUBLIN AIRPORT, C'fort Átha Cliath/DUBLIN PORT

M11

(M50) Aerfort Átha Cliath/DUBLIN AIRPORT, C'fort Átha Cliath/DUBLIN PORT South Eastern Motorway.




M50 (Republic of Ireland) J17
Related Pictures
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Typical motorway scene - Coppermine - 355.jpgThe M11 in Shankhill, County Dublin - Geograph - 1814169.jpgThe M11-M50, County Dublin - Geograph - 1919269.jpgM11 northbound new gantry - Coppermine - 13887.JPGM11 northbound new gantry (2) - Coppermine - 13888.JPG
Other nearby junctions
Dún Laoghaire
Bray
Junctions on the M50
City  • 2 Coolock  • 3 Turnapin  • 4 Ballymun  • 5 Finglas  • 6 Blanchardstown  • 7 Palmerstown  • 9 Red Cow  • 10 Ballymount  • 11 Tallaght  • 12 Scholarstown  • 13 Ballinteer  • 14 Sandyford  • 15 Carrickmines  • 16 Laughanstown  • 17 Junction 17
Junctions on the N11
Whites Cross  • Monaloe Corner  • Loughlinstown Roundabout  • 4 Junction 4  • 5 Wilford Interchange  • 6 Fasseroe  • 6A Enniskerry  • 7 Killarney Road  • 8 Junction 8  • 9 Junction 9  • 10 Delgany  • 11 Kilpedder • 12 Junction 12 • 13 Junction 13  • 14 Cullenmore  • 15 Killoughter  • 16 Rathnew  • 17 Ballynabarny  • 18 Beehive  • 19 Jack White's Cross  • 20 Arklow North  • 21 Arklow South  • 22 Gorey North  • 23 Raheenagurren  • 24 Frankfort Junction  • 25 Ballydawmore  • Tomnafunshoge • Sherlocksbush Roundabout  • New Ross Road Roundabout


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