Atlantic Corridor

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Atlantic Corridor in December 2009

The Atlantic Corridor[1] is a road project in Ireland that eventually will link Waterford in the South-East to Letterkenny in the North-West by high-quality dual carriageway or motorway.[2] A major infrastructure project, the scheme was announced as part of the Transport 21 project launch in 2005, and is due to be completed by 2015. Some sections are running ahead of this schedule [3] with others, such as the Ennis bypass, already completed.[4] However, it is likely that major sections of the project will remain at the planning stage owing to cutbacks in the 2010 budget.[5] The Atlantic Corridor, when combined with the inter-urban motorways linking Dublin and the other cities (except Derry), will effectively ring the island of Ireland, while at the same time connecting the primary population and economic centres.

National primary roads[edit]

The constituent routes are:

Progress[edit]

Following the motorway re-designations of 28 August 2009, 27.8 km of the route is now motorway.

Completed Sections[edit]

Currently under construction[edit]

Future developments[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Atlantic Corridor
  2. ^ Brian McDonald. "Atlantic Corridor roads plan starts three years early", Irish Independent, 26 January 2007.
  3. ^ "Cullen speeds funding for Atlantic road", Irish Times, 1 January 2007.
  4. ^ Gordon Deegan Landowners along Ennis bypass route shared in €37m payment Irish Times 19 May 2009
  5. ^ Nicola Cooke Half of NRA’s projects put on hold due to cuts Sunday Business Post 3 January 2010
  6. ^ NRA.ie Tender selected for M17/M18 Gort to Tuam PPP Road Scheme NRA.ie 14 September 2010
  7. ^ Eoin English €1bn Cork-Limerick motorway plan a step closer Irish Examiner, 25 February 2010

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