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R446

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R446
Location Map ( geo)
Urban Sprawl, N6 - Geograph - 296886.jpg
Ribbon development on the R446 (former N6) south of Athlone
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From:  Kinnegad (N601450)
To:  Oranmore (E) (M388250)
Via:  Athlone, Ballinasloe, Loughrea
Distance:  141.3 km (87.8 miles)
Meets:  R148, R401, R161, M6, R400, N52, R389, R436, R391, R420, R444, N62, R916, R915, R914, R362, R357, R348, R355, N65, R351, R350, N66, R349, R347, R348, N67, R338
Former Number(s):  N6
Highway Authorities

Galway County  • Offaly County  • Roscommon County  • Westmeath County

Traditional Counties

Galway • Offaly • Roscommon • Westmeath

Route outline (key)
R446 Rossan – Fardrum
(N62) Fardrum – Creggan Upper
R446 Creggan Upper – Kilmean
(N65) Kilmean – Fairfield Roundabout
R446 Fairfield Roundabout – Loughrea
(N66) Loughrea – Caherlavine Roundabout
R446 Caherlavine Roundabout – Oranmore

The R446 follows the major part of the old route of the N6 between Kinnegad in County Westmeath and the city of Galway.

It starts as a 2-km-long southern bypass of Kinnegad, running west from a roundabout junction with the R148 at the southeastern end of the town's High Street in the townland of Rossan. It then rejoins the old alignment of Athlone Road at a second roundabout, from which a short spur leads south to Junction 2 of the M6. The road ends at a roundabout junction with the N67 and R338 close to Oranmore, some 9 km east of Galway city centre.

Throughout its length, the R446 is often signposted off the M6 as "Old N6", primarily because there are no services on the motorway, so that traffic has to divert into towns along the old road for fuel and other facilities.



Links

Irish Statute Book



R446
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Related Pictures
View gallery (5)
Urban Sprawl, N6 - Geograph - 296886.jpgAthlone, County Westmeath - Geograph - 1809540.jpgBridge of Athlone - Geograph - 962601.jpgThe former N6 nearing Galway - Geograph - 1267188.jpgMain Street, Loughrea - Geograph - 1296266.jpg
Other nearby roads
Kinnegad
M4 (Republic of Ireland) • M6 (Republic of Ireland) • N4 • N6 • R148 • R161 • R401 • T3 • T4 • T26
Athlone
L4 • M6 (Republic of Ireland) • N6 • N55 • N61 • N62 • R362 • R390 • R914 • R915 • R916 • T4 • T31 • T32 • T34
Loughrea
N6 • N65 • N66 • R349 • R350 • R351 • R380 • R942 • T21 • T4A
Galway
EuroVelo 1 • EuroVelo 2 • M6 (Republic of Ireland) • M17 (Republic of Ireland) • M18 (Republic of Ireland) • N6 • N17 • N18 • N59 • N63 • N84 • R336 • R337 • R338 • R339 • R381 • R863 • R864 • R865 • R866 • R921 • T4 • T11 • T15 • T21 • T40 • T71 • Wild Atlantic Way
R400-R499
R400 • R401 • R402 • R403 • R404 • R405 • R406 • R407 • R408 • R409 • R410 • R411 • R412 • R413 • R414 • R415 • R416 • R417 • R418 • R419
R420 • R421 • R422 • R423 • R424 • R425 • R426 • R427 • R428 • R429 • R430 • R431 • R432 • R433 • R434 • R435 • R436 • R437 • R438 • R439
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