N82 road (Ireland)

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N82 road
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The N82 road is a national secondary road in Ireland, and is located entirely in Dublin. The route is designated along the Citywest Road,[1] which runs through the Citywest business park campus between the N81 west of Tallaght and the Citywest Interchange of the N7 (Junction 3).

The nearby Belgard Road also connects the N7 and N81, as does the M50, but these are further in towards Dublin city along the busy and congested N7 road.

History[edit]

Exit from J3 on the N7 for N82 at Citywest

Prior to 2006 the N82 route was designated as following the Mill Road through Saggart, between the N81 west of Tallaght and the N7 near Rathcoole.[2]

The Citywest Route however was signposted as the N82 prior to the updating of the statutes in 2006 (and has been marked on maps as such). Such circumstances are not unusual in Ireland; generally as soon as new road schemes are completed along national roads, the route designation is applied along the new road with new signage. To add to the confusion; in addition to the lack of statute updates (2006 being the first major update since 1994), old signage is often not removed from the original route (e.g. N7 national primary road (white on green)signage along the R445).

The old N82 route is still (April 2007) signed as the N82 as well as the current route.

Trivia[edit]

The route is urban over its entire length, which, at just over 2 km (1.2 mi) makes the N82 by far the shortest national secondary road. Despite being recently built it has no hard shoulders, bus lanes or cycle tracks; is a single carriageway narrow two-lane road and has eight (8) roundabouts in that 2 kilometers.

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