The N9 is quite dangerous at the moment between Ballyhale and Mullinavat southbound. There were 5 cars in the hard shoulder this evening all fixing punctures from one ginormous pothole as you head up the hill (straight stretch outside Ballyhale) towards Mullinavat. Be careful if you are driving that route. The road damage is as a result of the recent snow, thaw and rain. What makes it even more annoying is the fact that the new M9 Waterford to Danesfort motorway is almost ready … but when will the Dublin to Waterford motorway actually be opening? Some say Mid February will see the Waterford to Danesfort section open, but with the recent bad weather will this actually happen? The road is under construction for about 2 years now and still its not finished. In that time the M9 Carlow bypass and M9 Castledermot to Kilcullen route have opened. Its ridiculous to think 2 major stretches of motorway have opened in this time. Lets wait and see – hopefully this is the last month I have to travel this route. The N9 is now a dreadful road to travel.
N9 Potholes – When is the Dublin to Waterford M9 motorway opening?
by Shane McDonald | Jan 22, 2010 | Ireland | 3 comments
we are approaching the third anniversary of the start of construction on the Waterford to knocktopher phase of the M9 next month (February) and it’s still not finished
Here is one of the bad ones. Buckled my alloy on the weekend, and had to change it in the dark – http://twitpic.com/zze8k
Just saw your Twitpic post – that certainly looked like one nasty pot hole.
One might think we were a 3rd world country with roads like that.