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Hereiam

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A5 WTC (New Road from Aughnacloy to Derry)
« on: June 08, 2009, 11:51:29 AM »
Just wondering if anyone has heard what route this new road is taking. Road Service were to annouce it this month.
http://www.a5wtc.com/

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Re: A5 WTC (New Road from Aughnacloy to Derry)
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2009, 12:10:09 PM »
Just wondering if anyone has heard what route this new road is taking. Road Service were to annouce it this month.
http://www.a5wtc.com/

The 'Staters were to build that. Probably gone the same way as the FF vote.

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Re: A5 WTC (New Road from Aughnacloy to Derry)
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2009, 12:12:21 PM »
From what I am hearing it is still going ahead, to be completed in 2015. I suppose this being the north of Ireland alot can change.

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Re: A5 WTC (New Road from Aughnacloy to Derry)
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2009, 12:12:37 PM »
Just wondering if anyone has heard what route this new road is taking. Road Service were to annouce it this month.
http://www.a5wtc.com/

The 'Staters were to build that. Probably gone the same way as the FF vote.

Did they not commit to it again in the last budget or in some announcement a few months back?
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Re: A5 WTC (New Road from Aughnacloy to Derry)
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2009, 12:14:08 PM »
There was public meetings in Omagh, Strabane, Ballygawley etc in the last 3/4 months, all residents received consultation notes in the post recently too, so AFAIK its still going ahead.

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Re: A5 WTC (New Road from Aughnacloy to Derry)
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2009, 12:17:34 PM »
There was public meetings in Omagh, Strabane, Ballygawley etc in the last 3/4 months, all residents received consultation notes in the post recently too, so AFAIK its still going ahead.

Good stuff - hoepfully the locals will get a bit of work from the construction of it instead of seeing all the strange number plates along the new A4 section.

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Re: A5 WTC (New Road from Aughnacloy to Derry)
« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2009, 12:44:44 PM »
The wife is from Ballygawley and from what i gather the road is still going ahead as they have cleared the stretch of road from Auchnacloy to the roundabout already.
not sure what route they are taking yet though, but they had a load of documentation send to the houses along the route that mat be affected, depending which alternative they choose.

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Re: A5 WTC (New Road from Aughnacloy to Derry)
« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2009, 03:05:23 PM »
Any more word on this and where its going through?

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Re: A5 WTC (New Road from Aughnacloy to Derry)
« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2009, 03:17:10 PM »
I hear it is to be annouced in Omagh on the 21st July. After all the big men come back from walking the Queens Highway

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Re: A5 WTC (New Road from Aughnacloy to Derry)
« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2009, 04:22:40 PM »
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The wife is from Ballygawley and from what i gather the road is still going ahead as they have cleared the stretch of road from Auchnacloy to the roundabout already.

The scheme from Auchnacloy to Ballygawley is an old fashioned straightening of the road and is not related to the Ballygawley Derry project.
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Re: A5 WTC (New Road from Aughnacloy to Derry)
« Reply #10 on: July 06, 2009, 04:28:29 PM »
Any more word on this and where its going through?

I've heard it starts off in Derry, heads to Letterkenny, Strabane, Omagh, Ballygawley, Monaghan.
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Re: A5 WTC (New Road from Aughnacloy to Derry)
« Reply #11 on: July 06, 2009, 05:32:11 PM »
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The wife is from Ballygawley and from what i gather the road is still going ahead as they have cleared the stretch of road from Auchnacloy to the roundabout already.

The scheme from Auchnacloy to Ballygawley is an old fashioned straightening of the road and is not related to the Ballygawley Derry project.

i would have thought that it would have been one in the same? if they are 2 seperate projects, they are still being constructed to be linked together, at some stage in the future! seems like a awful lot of effort just to straighten the road, as it looks like it will be a dual carraigeway when finished.

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Re: A5 WTC (New Road from Aughnacloy to Derry)
« Reply #12 on: July 06, 2009, 06:02:20 PM »
This guy has all the info:
http://www.wesleyjohnston.com/roads/a5omaghstrabane.html

It's good to see the corners being taken of that road between Ballygawley and Aughnacloy - it's a horrible bit of road.

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Re: A5 WTC (New Road from Aughnacloy to Derry)
« Reply #13 on: July 06, 2009, 06:14:36 PM »
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i would have thought that it would have been one in the same? if they are 2 seperate projects, they are still being constructed to be linked together, at some stage in the future! seems like a awful lot of effort just to straighten the road, as it looks like it will be a dual carraigeway when finished.

I may be wrong on this one but I don't think this road is a dual carriageway or that they have even taken the land for a dual carriageway. As a twisty bit of road it was on the list for a scheme before the big Freestate financed plan emerged.

See Wesley Johnston's page on this one
http://www.wesleyjohnston.com/roads/a4a5realignments.html
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Re: A5 WTC (New Road from Aughnacloy to Derry)
« Reply #14 on: July 06, 2009, 06:40:12 PM »
Queue the NIMBY's or is it different up north?
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