There is growing anticipation now for the imminent opening of the new M9 Motorway from Waterford to Dublin. This section is to open soon, with dates of March 8th, march 12th, March 17th and March 21st as the possible opening dates of this new motorway which should decrease journey times between Dublin and Waterford. The Kilkenny People has quoted March 8th but apparently no official date has been set! Motorway now extends as far as Carlow and this new section will be of major benefit to people in Waterford wanting to shop in Kilkenny or people in Kilkenny wanting to visit Tramore. After 3 years of development the motorway will see towns like Mullinavat (also known as Mullinavegas) and Ballyhale bypassed. I’m looking forward to not having to sit behind slow moving trucks and tractors on a stretch of road which has a surface which is becoming worse each and every day. I just hope that the new section is not subject to the stupid political mess which almost delayed the Carlow to Kilcullen opening – If it does, then I am sure that boards.ie will see another people power move which saw politicians berated by the angry motoring public.
Waterford to Dublin motorway M9 section to open soon
by Shane McDonald | Feb 17, 2010 | Ireland | 6 comments
Apparently the road is now complete and could be opened within days if the project was signed-off. Hopefully the road will be opened in early March and we won’t have to wait until 22nd March. Lets wait and see!
Paddy’s Day now and still not open
Official Date is 22nd March – Traffic should be flowing on the Motorway by 2pm next Monday
I Can’t Wait!
hey guys can ya get on the waterford motorway from thomas town or gowran?
Go through Thomastown toward Ballyhale then before Ballyhale there is a turn Right onto the R699. Take this! Watch for the sharp hump back bridge!!
Then go straight at the next junction toward Callan and M9 which are signposted! At the next roundabout turn left up the sliproad and onto the M9 if you are going to Waterford or go straight and then take a right turn onto the M9 to Killenny / Dublin.
Hope that helps!
sure does cheers Shane 🙂