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Thread: M20: Motorway between Cork and Limerick - plans afoot!

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    Default M20: Motorway between Cork and Limerick - plans afoot!

    See here: http://www.corkrdo.ie/n20_cork_limerick ... uction.php

    EDIT: See - http://www.corkrdo.ie/files/N20%20broch ... ptions.pdf for brochure

    The idea is welcome and, in my view, should begin as soon as humanly possible. However - would it not make sense to construct such a motorway from Mitchelstown to Limerick instead, using the new M8? Geographically, it would make more sense, as the distance appears shorter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by easygoing
    See here: http://www.corkrdo.ie/n20_cork_limerick ... uction.php

    The idea is welcome and, in my view, should begin as soon as humanly possible. However - would it not make sense to construct such a motorway from Mitchelstown to Limerick instead, using the new M8? Geographically, it would make more sense, as the distance appears shorter.
    Does this mean the end of driving through New Twopot House? Which begs the question - where is the original Twopot House?

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    Default Re: M20: Motorway between Cork and Limerick - plans afoot!

    There is actually an Old Twopothouse between Mallow and Doneraile.

    Not as odd as New Tipperary between Mallow and Donoughmore though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by locke
    There is actually an Old Twopothouse between Mallow and Doneraile.

    Not as odd as New Tipperary between Mallow and Donoughmore though.

    Indeed - strange places in that neck of the woods, there also being the wonderfully named Bweeng!

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    Nadd too! Actually I think the best placename in North Cork is Rascalstreet which is near Kiskeam.

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    Jokes aside, looking at this map, is it not by far the more sensible option to use Mitchelstown as the start point for Cork to Limerick? http://www.transport21.ie/Maps/Transpor ... _2015.html

    It's only half the distance. Cork traffic wishing to head to Limerick would use the M8 to Mitchelstown, and then the new motorway would convey them to Limerick. Why bother upgrading the N20 to motorway at all?

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    Quote Originally Posted by easygoing
    Jokes aside, looking at this map, is it not by far the more sensible option to use Mitchelstown as the start point for Cork to Limerick? http://www.transport21.ie/Maps/Transpor ... _2015.html

    It's only half the distance. Cork traffic wishing to head to Limerick would use the M8 to Mitchelstown, and then the new motorway would convey them to Limerick. Why bother upgrading the N20 to motorway at all?
    They would need to do something about the tunnel roundabout if all Limerick traffic was going to head for the Fermoy, Mitchelstown Road.

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    It's a valid point. All round the country, the motorway network has copied the N road network when it didn't need to. In the Dublin area, I can't fathom the need for dual-carriageways going out on the N1, N2 and N3 when 50km out of Dublin, the three roads have diverged by 30km at most.

    If I was playing decil's advocate, I'd say that Cork-Mallow needs to be a dual-carriageway anyway and that Limerick-Patrickswell is already completed, so the distances of motorway to be constructed are pretty much identical.
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    Oil over $140 a barrel and rising.
    We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when creating them

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    Quote Originally Posted by easygoing
    Jokes aside, looking at this map, is it not by far the more sensible option to use Mitchelstown as the start point for Cork to Limerick? http://www.transport21.ie/Maps/Transpor ... _2015.html

    It's only half the distance. Cork traffic wishing to head to Limerick would use the M8 to Mitchelstown, and then the new motorway would convey them to Limerick. Why bother upgrading the N20 to motorway at all?
    How much bleedin land do you think the FF'rs and their mates can buy up at any given time, they are waiting to get the money back on Tara so just be patient, you will get screwed soon enough.

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