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Following on from our last post about road signs, I came across this ‘road closed’ sign in the Wicklow Mountains today. The sign seems to indicate that the road ahead is closed due to snow and ice. But the tyre … Continue reading
In a previous post we looked at ideas which could be copied from the French motorway system, click here to read. However no system is perfect. With that in mind, I have written a short list of areas where improvements … Continue reading
Large or spectacular buildings and bridges can give local people pride but they can boost tourist numbers by giving strangers an identifiable fix on an area they have yet to visit. But it goes beyond this with people actually deciding to visit an area to see a building. These are too numerous to mention but to name a few, from oldest to youngest: Newgrange, The Pyramids of Gaza, The Parthenon, The Colosseum, The Tower of London, The Vatican, The Taj Mahal, The Eiffel Tower and the tallest building in the world the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. These are the best known tourist attractions but there many more. However what about famous roads?
A friend e-mailed my pictures of this amazing machine that is used in Holland to speed up the laying of brick paved roads. It is an impressive operation and a sensible idea. The manufactures say that it can lay more paved road per worker then the traditional method, while reducing the amount of back braking work. The machine is called the Tiger Stone and it is a good example of someone ‘thinking outside the box’. Continue reading
Last week marked a mile stone day in the history of Ireland’s road infrastructure. The last section of the M7 opened, between the towns of Nenagh and Castletown. This final section of link motorway is 36km long and it cost 365 million euro to build. The total length of this completed motorway is 195 km. As a result, apart from one signal controlled traffic junction (Newlands Cross), ever major city in Ireland is linked to the capital, Dublin, with either a motorway or high quality duel carriageway. Continue reading