Contents:

  • Completed and Upcoming Major Schemes List -->
  • Traffic Counts -->
  • Timeline Maps -->
  • List of Abbreviations -->
  • Motorway Completed: Year by Year -->
  • ...with graph -->


  • MISCELLANEOUS INFO

    This section contains various bits and pieces on road development in Ireland which didn't fit into other areas of the site. First is a list of completed and upcoming major road projects in Ireland. Minor schemes are not included as there are too many of them. The list only shows schemes of dual carriageway or larger. The exact date is not always known.

    Many roads in Ireland open as dual carriageways and are subsequently redesignated motorways. From a legal perspective, this is a much easier way of getting the motorway built. Click here for more information on this and for a factsheet on the terminology used in road construction in Ireland, which can vary by country.

    Next is an area where you can browse graphs showing traffic counts on the trunk network, followed by information on year-by-year completions.

    With such a rich archaeological heritage and large areas of unspoilt scenery, it was inevitable that many road building projects in Ireland would prove to be controversial. An essay on this.


    COMPLETED AND UPCOMING MAJOR SCHEMES LIST


    Click to show/hide minor schemes

    (showing minor)
    Date Open Standard Name Length Stage
    1973 D2AP N11 Jct 6-8 Bray - Kilmacanogue (Fassaroe-Kilmac) 3.2 Complete
    1974 INT N11 Belfield Flyover (Interchange) 0 Complete
    1974 D2AP N11 Jct 10-12 Glen of the Downs - Kilpeddar 3.3 Complete
    c.1975 D2AP N18 Limerick - Cratloe 5.4 Complete
    1982 D2AP N81 Tallaght Bypass 5.6 Complete
    1983 D2AP N27 Cork South City Link Road 2.5 Complete
    1983-10-04 M M7 Jct 9-10 Naas 7 Complete
    1983-10-04 M M7 Jct 9-10 Naas 7 Complete
    1984 D2AP N4 Palmerstown Bypass 4.2 Complete
    1985-xx-xx M M1 Whitehall-Jct 1-2 Santry-Airport 5.5 Complete
    1987 D2AP N25 Midleton Bypass 6 Complete
    1987 D2AP N31 Blackrock Bypass 1.5 Complete
    1988-11-11 D2AP N4 Lucan Bypass 3.7 Complete
    1989 SC N11 Wexford Bypass 8.5 Complete
    1989 SC N22 Killarney Bypass 2.6 Complete
    1989-06-01 D2AP N4 Chapelizod Bypass 4 Complete
    1990 D2AP N11 Jct 12-13 Newtownmountkennedy BP 3.8 Complete
    1990 D2AP N40 Kinsale Road (N27)-Douglas 2.3 Complete
    1990-03-xx M M50 Jct 6-7 N3-N4 3.2 Complete
    1990-05-02 M M50 Jct 7-9 N4-N7 4.6 Complete
    1990-12-17 M M50 Jct 9-11 N7-N81 4 Complete
    1991-06-xx HQDC N6 Jct 8-13 Athlone BP 9 Complete
    1991-10-24 M M11 Jct 3-6 Bray 5.5 Complete
    1992 D2AP N40 Douglas-Rochestown (N28) 1.2 Complete
    1992-04-03 M 2 M8 Jct 18-19 Glanmire 7.5 Complete
    1992-11-02 HQDC N3 M50-Clonee (S Section) 5.5 Complete
    1992-11-02 M 2 M3 M50-Clonee (N Section) 2.1 Complete
    1992-11-20 D2AP N18 Jct 5-7 Bunratty Bypass (Hurler's Cross-Cratloe) 7.1 Complete
    1993-06-16 M M7 Jct 10-12 M7/M9 Newbridge (Naas-Newbridge) 8 Complete
    1993-10-xx M M1 Jct 11-13 Dunleer 6.5 Complete
    1994 HQDC N25 Carrigtwohill Bypass 2.5 Complete
    1994-03-04 HQDC N4 Jct 15-17 Mullingar BP 3 Complete
    1994-10-24 M M9 Jct 1-2 M7/M9 Newbridge (Newbridge-Kilcullen) 6 Complete
    1994-12-19 M M4 Jct 5-8 Leixlip-Kilcock 17.6 Complete
    1995 SC N4 Longford Bypass 5.0 Complete
    1995 D2AP N40 Bishopstown-Kinsale Road (N27) 3.6 Complete
    1995 SC N5 Castlebar Inner Relief Road 13.6 Complete
    c.1995 D2AP N8 Tivoli-Dunkettle 3.6 Complete
    1996 D2AP N2 Finglas BP 2.1 Complete
    1996 SC N5 Swinford Bypass 5.3 Complete
    1996-12-xx M M50 Jct 3-6 M1-N3 11 Complete
    1997 HQDC N25 Glounthaune Bypass (Dunkettle LILO to Tullagreen) 6.9 Complete
    1997-05-29 M M7 Jct 16-18 Portlaoise 12.5 Complete
    1998 D3AP N7 Jct 1A-4 Newlands Cross-Rathcoole 5 Complete
    1998 D2AP N4 Jct 2 Liffey Valley 0 Complete
    1998-01-26 HQDC N4 Sligo-Collooney 7.5 Complete
    1998-10-12 M M1 Jct 5-7 Balbriggan 13 Complete
    1999 SC N3 Cavan BP 8.7 Complete
    1999-01-29 M 2 M11 Jct 20-21 Arklow BP 6.8 Complete
    1999-05-21 HQDC N40 Jack Lynch Tunnel 12 Complete
    2000 SC N15/N56 Donegal Town Bypass 6.1 Complete
    2001 D2AP N4 The Downs Dual Carriageway 5.7 Complete
    2001 SC N25 Kilmacthomas Bypass 9 Complete
    2001-01-26 M M1 Jct 13-16 Dunleer-Dundalk 16 Complete
    2001-04-20 D2AP N20 Blackpool BP 2.5 Complete
    2001-05 HQDC N21 Patrickswell to Adare (N20/N21 Patrickswell to Limerick) 1.7 Complete
    2001-07-12 M 2 M20 Patrickswell to Limerick 9.5 Complete
    2001-07-31 M M50 Jct 11-13 N81-Ballinteer 9 Complete
    2002 SC N17 Knock-Claremorris 14.4 Complete
    2002-09-30 M 2 M18 Jct 10-11 Newmarket on Fergus BP 6 Complete
    2003-02-03 M M4 Jct 6 Celbridge 0 Complete
    2003-03 SC N25 Youghal Bypass 6.2 Complete
    2003-06-09 M M1 Jct 7-11 Drogheda 22 Complete
    2003-06-28 M M1 Jct 2-5 Airport-Balbriggan 16 Complete
    2003-09-12 M 2 M8 Jct 17-18 Watergrasshill 10 Complete
    2003-10-22 D2AP N11 Jct 8-10 Glen of the Downs 5.5 Complete
    2003-11-07 D2AP N18 Hurler's Cross (N19 section) 2.9 Complete
    2003-11-07 M 2 M18 Jct 9-10 Hurler's Cross (N of N19) 3.6 Complete
    2003-11-07 HQDC N18 Jct 8-9 Hurler's Cross (S of N19) 3.1 Complete
    2003-12-08 M M7 Jct 12-14 Kildare 12 Complete
    2004-05 SC N4 Hughestown to Meera 3 Complete
    2004-05 SC N5 Strokestown / Longford (Scramoge) 8 Complete
    2004-05-31 M 2 M7 Jct 28-30 Limerick BP Ph.1 10 Complete
    2004-09 INT N11 Wyattville Interchange 0 Complete
    2004-09-20 HQDC N22 Ballincollig Bypass 11.7 Complete
    2004-09-27 D2AP N11 Jct 13-14 Rathnew / Ashford Bypass (N&S Sections) 5.7 Complete
    2004-09-27 M 2 N11 Jct 14-17 Rathnew / Ashford Bypass (Central Section) 8 Complete
    2004-10-11 M 1 M8 Jct 7-9 Cashel BP 7 Complete
    2004-11-08 M M7 Jct 14-16 Monasterevin 17 Complete
    2004-12 SC N26 Ballina - Mount Falcon 4.8 Complete
    2004-12 HQDC N40 Ballincollig Bypass (South Link Connection) 3.3 Complete
    2005-01 SC N2 Carrickmacross BP 8.5 Complete
    2005-06-30 M M50 Jct 13-17 Ballinteer-M11 11.4 Complete
    2005-07 M 2 M4 Jct 12-13 McNeads Bridge to Kinnegad 6.8 Complete
    2005-09 D2AP N4 Sligo Inner Relief Road 4.2 Complete
    2005-09-26 M M1 Jct 16-18 Dundalk 11 Complete
    2005-10 M M50 Jct 15 Carrickmines 0 Complete
    2005-12 SC N22 Gortatlea to Farranfore 3.9 Complete
    2005-12-12 M M4 Jct 8-12 Kilcock-Kinnegad 36.8 Complete
    2005-12-12 M M6 Jct 1-2 M4 Kilcock-Kinnegad (M6 section) 1 Complete
    2006-01 M M1 Jct 3 Drynam 0 Complete
    2006-04 SC N15 Ballyshannon / Bundoran Bypass 10.6 Complete
    2006-04-06 SC N30 Enniscorthy Clonroche 5.7 Complete
    2006-05 SC N21 Castleisland to Abbeyfeale 6.6 Complete
    2006-05-24 HQDC N2 Ashbourne BP - M50 (S Section) 4 Complete
    2006-05-24 M 2 N2 Ashbourne BP - M50 (N Section) 13 Complete
    2006-06 SC N4 Edgeworthstown Bypass 3 Complete
    2006-08-15 Widening to D3AP N7 Jct 4-9 Rathcoole-Naas Widening from 4 to 6 lanes 15 Complete
    2006-09 SC N2 Monaghan Town BP 3 Complete
    2006-10-02 M M8 Jct 14-17 Fermoy 18 Complete
    2006-10 HQDC N25 Kinsale Rd Interchange 3 Complete
    2006-12-05 M 1 M6 Jct 2-4 Kinnegad-Kilbeggan (Kinnegad-Tyrellspass) 19 Complete
    2006-12-20 M M50 Jct 1-2 Dublin Port Tunnel 6 Complete
    2007 SC N55 Cavan Bypass 2.5 Complete
    2007-01-26 M 2 M18 Jct 11-14 Ennis BP 14 Complete
    2007-05-16 M 1 M6 Jct 4-5 Kinnegad-Kilbeggan (Tyrellspass-Kilbeggan) 9 Complete
    2007-07-04 M 2 M11 Jct 22-24 Arklow Gorey Bypass (Gorey BP) 13.5 Complete
    2007-08-02 HQDC N1 Jct 18-20 Dundalk-Newry 10 Complete
    2007-09-05 M 2 M11 Jct 21-22 Arklow Gorey Bypass (Gorey-Arklow) 9.5 Complete
    2007-10-15 M 1 M8 Jct 9-10 Cashel-Mitchelstown (Cashel-Cahir) 12 Complete
    2007-11-02 SC N5 Charlestown Bypass 18.2 Complete
    2007-11-05 2+1 N2 Castleblayney BP 15.8 Complete
    2007-12-07 D2AP N4 Drumsna Longford (Dromod Roosky) 10.8 Complete
    2008-03 HQDC N11 Jct 11 Kilpeddar/Delgany Jct 0 Complete
    2008-05-29 M 1 M9 Jct 4-6 Carlow BP 19 Complete
    2008-06 INT N3 Parkway P&R Interchange 0 Complete
    2008-07-16 M 1 M6 Jct 5-8 Kilbeggan-Athlone 28 Complete
    2008-07-25 M 1 M8 Jct 10-12 Cashel-Mitchelstown (Cahir-Mitchelstown) 28 Complete
    2008-12-08 M M8 Old N8-Jct 4-7 Cullahill-Urlingford-Cashel 40 Complete
    2009-05-25 M M8 Jct 12-14 Mitchelstown-Fermoy 16 Complete
    2009-07-06 Widening to D3AP N4 Jct 1-5 M50-Leixlip Widening from 4 to 6 lanes 5.5 Complete
    2009-07-23 M 2 M6 Jct 13-14 Athlone-Ballinasloe 17 Complete
    2009-10 SC N52 Tullamore Bypass 14 Complete
    2009-10-19 HQDC N25 Waterford BP 17.8 Complete
    2009-12-17 M M7 Jct 24-26 Nenagh-Limerick (Nenagh BP) 9.5 Complete
    2009-12-18 M 2 M6 Jct 14-19 Ballinasloe-Galway 51 Complete
    2009-12-18 HQDC N6 Jct 19-20 Ballinasloe-Galway 5 Complete
    2009-12-21 M M9 Jct 2-4 Kilcullen-Carlow 27 Complete
    2010-03-22 M 2 M9 Jct 9-12 Kilkenny-Waterford 32 Complete
    2010-03-22 HQDC M9 Jct 9-12 Kilkenny-Waterford 2 Complete
    2010-04-01 M M7 Jct 26-27 Nenagh-Limerick (Birdhill-Nenagh) 16.6 Complete
    2010-05-28 M M8 Jct 1-3-Old N8 M7/M8 Portlaoise (Aghaboe-Cullahill) 14 Complete
    2010-05-28 M M7 Jct 18-21 M7/M8 Portlaoise (Portlaoise-Mountrath) 26 Complete
    2010-06-04 M 2 M3 Clonee/North of Kells (Part 1) 2.7 Complete
    2010-06-04 M M3 Clonee/North of Kells (Part 2) 43 Complete
    2010-06-04 D2AP M3 Clonee/North of Kells (Part 3) 12.6 Complete
    2010-07-27 HQDC N18 Jct 1-4 Limerick BP Ph.2 10 Complete
    2010-09-01 Widening M50 Jct 3-14 Widening and Interchange Upgrade 32 Complete
    2010-09-08 MSA M1 Lusk Motorway Service Area Complete
    2010-09-09 M 2 M9 Jct 6-9 Carlow-Kilkenny 30 Complete
    2010-09-28 M M7 Jct 27-28 Nenagh-Limerick (Limerick-Birdhill) 11.9 Complete
    2010-09-29 MSA M1 Castlebellingham Motorway Service Area Complete
    2010-10-06 MSA M4 Enfield Motorway Service Area Complete
    2010-10-22 D2AP N21/N23 Castleisland BP (N21 section) 3.8 Complete
    2010-10-22 SC N21/N23 Castleisland BP (N23 section) 1.6 Complete
    2010-11-12 M 2 M18 Jct 14-16 Gort to Crusheen 22 Complete
    2010-12-22 M M7 Jct 21-24 Castletown-Nenagh 36 Complete
    2011-06-17 Widening M1 Jct 2-3 Airport-Drinan Widening from 4 to 6 Lanes 2 Complete
    2012-08-03 SC N5 Longford Bypass 2.6 Complete
    2012-08-31 SC N87 Ballyconnell Inner Relief Road 1.3 Complete
    2012-12 SC N52 Carrick Bridge to Clonfad (Dalystown) 5.6 Complete
    2013 2+1 N56 Glenties-Dungloe (Cloghbolie to Boyoughter) 3.3 Complete
    2013-05-24 D2AP R121 N2-N3 Link Road 3.6 Complete
    2013-06-10 HQDC N4 Jct 14 The Downs 5 Complete
    2013-06-17 Widening M1 Jct 3-4 Drinan-Lissenhall Widening from 4 to 6 Lanes 4 Complete
    2013-08-16 D2AP N22/N69/N70 Tralee Bypass 8 Complete
    2013-08-16 SC N22/N69/N70 Tralee Bypass 5.5 Complete
    2013-10-04 HQDC N40 Bandon/Sarsfield Rds Grade Separation 3 Complete
    2013-10-07 HQDC N3 Jct 3 Mulhuddart Upgrade 0 Complete
    2013-12-13 SC N3 Belturbet BP 6.7 Complete
    2013-12 D2AP R132 Collinstown Cross to Airport Roundabout 1.3 Complete
    2014-04-14 SC R402 Enfield-Edenderry 11 Complete
    2014-09-02 SC N5 Ballaghaderreen Bypass 13.5 Complete
    2015-05 HQDC N7 Jct 1A Newlands Cross 0 Complete
    2015-07-13 M M11 Jct 17-20 Arklow to Rathnew 16.4 Complete

     THE PRESENT DAY

    2016-06 SC N84 Luimnagh Realignment 4.5 Construction
    2016? MSA M11 Gorey Motorway Service Area Construction
    2016? MSA M9 Kilcullen Motorway Service Area Construction
    2016? MSA M6 East Athlone Motorway Service Area Construction
    2016-07 SC N15 Blackburn Bridge Phase 1 2.5 Construction
    2016-12 2+1 N56 Glenties-Dungloe (Boyoughter to Kilkenny) 5.0 Construction
    2017 D2AP N17 Tuam Bypass 4.2 Construction
    2017-12 M 2 M17/M18 Oranmore-Galway-Tuam 53.4 Construction
    2018 M M11 Jct 24-26 Enniscorthy Bypass 27 Construction
    2018 SC N30 West Enniscorthy (M11 Enniscorthy) 8 Construction
    2018 D2AP N80 North Enniscorthy (M11 Enniscorthy) 4 Construction
    2019 HQDC N25 New Ross Bypass 3.6 Construction
    2019 D2AP N25 New Ross Bypass 10 Construction
    2019 SC N25 New Ross Bypass 1.2 Construction
    2019 Widening M7 Jct 9-11 Naas-Newbridge 4 to 6 lanes (11.5) Approved
    2019 M M7 Jct 9A Osberstown 0 Approved
    2019 M M7 Jct 10 Rebuild and Reconfiguration 0 Approved
    2019 SC N56 Mountcharles to Inver 4.9 Planning
    2019 SC N59 Moycullen Bypass 4.3 Planning
    2019 SC N72 Mallow Relief Road Planning
    2020 D2AP N4 Collooney to Castlebaldwin 13.7 Approved
    2020 SC N4 Collooney to Castlebaldwin 1.0 Approved
    2020? HQDC N8 Jct 19 Dunkettle Int Upgrade 0 Approved
    2020-Q1 D2AP N22 Ballyvourney to Macroom 21.5 Approved
    2021? D2AP N5 Westport to Castlebar 23.8 Approved
    2021? D2AP N21 Adare to Rathkeale 16.7 Approval
    2021? SC N69 Rathkeale to Foynes 15.5 Approval
    2021? HQDC N6 Jct 20-22 Galway City BP 10.9 Awaiting Approval
    2021? SC Galway City BP (West End) 5.5 Awaiting Approval
    2021? D2AP N2 Slane BP 4 Planning
    2021 HQDC N28 Ringaskiddy to Cork 2.3 Planning
    2021 M M28 Ringaskiddy to Cork 8.6 Planning
    2021 SC M28 Ringaskiddy to Cork (SC Section) 1.5 Planning
    SC ? N3 North of Kells - Cavan 46 Suspended
    D2AP N4/N15 Sligo Urban Road Improvement 1.6 Planning
    2035 M N7 Jct 1-9 Naas to M50 Upgrade 21 Planning
    2035 M N11 Jct 4-14 Bray-Ashford Widening and Upgrade 22.4 Planning
    D2AP N11/N25 Oilgate to Rosslare Harbour 35 Planning?
    SC N14 / N15 to A5 Link 1 Planning
    D2AP N24 Pallasgreen to Cahir 38 Suspended
    D2AP N24 Ballysimon to Pallasgreen 16 Suspended
    HQDC N25 Waterford to Glenmore 10 Suspended
    SC N52 Ardee Bypass 4.7 Planning
    2+1 N59 Clifden to Oughterard 42.2 Planning
    2+1 N59 Westport to Mulranny 21.3 Planning
    SC ? N69 Listowel By Pass 5 Planning
    D2AP/SC N81 Tallaght to Hollywood Cross 29 Planning?
    2+1 N86 Tralee to An Daingean 32 Planning
    2035 M M1 Jct 4-7 Widening 9.3 Planning
    D2AP N2 Ashbourne to Ardee (Slane BP) 39 Suspended
    D2AP N2 Castleblayney - Border 28 Suspended
    2035 M N3 Jct 1-4 Widening and Upgrade 5.6 Planning
    D2AP N4 Mullingar - Longford - Rooskey 50 Suspended
    D2AP N4 Carrick on Shannon to Dromod 18 Suspended
    2035 D3AP N4 Jct 1-4 M50-Leixlip Reconfiguration 5.5 Planning
    SC N5 Scramoge to Ballaghderreen 35 Planning
    SC N5 Castlebar-Ballyvary (N5/N26/N58) 7.6 Planning
    SC N5 Ballyvary-Bohola (N5/N26/N58) 7.4 Planning
    D2AP ? N13 Stranorlar to Derry 35.7 Suspended
    D2AP N14 Letterkenny to Lifford 19 Suspended
    D2AP N15 Lifford to Ballybofey/Stranorlar 17.3 Suspended
    D2AP N15 Ballybofey / Stranorlar Bypass 14.9 Suspended?
    HQDC N15 Sligo to County Boundary (S Section) 6 Suspended
    D2AP N15 Sligo to County Boundary (S Section) 20 Suspended
    SC N16 Sligo to Glencar 7 Suspended
    SC N16 Glencarr to Glenfarne (inc. Manorh. BP) 35 Suspended
    D2AP ? N17 Tuam to Claremorris 23 Suspended
    D2AP N17 Tobercurry BP to Knock BP Ph 1 25.7 Suspended?
    D2AP N17 Tobercurry BP (Tobercurry to Charlestown) 10.2 Suspended
    D2AP N17 Collooney to Tobercurry 14 Suspended
    M M20 Limerick-Cork (Northern Section) 48 Suspended
    M M20 Limerick-Cork (Southern Section) 48 Suspended
    D2AP ? N21 Rathkeale to Abbeyfeale 33 Suspended
    SC ? N22 Farranfore to Killarney 21 Suspended
    HQDC N22 Macroom to Ballincollig 21.5 Suspended
    HQDC N22 Cork Northern Ring Road (M8-M20) 10.4 Suspended
    HQDC N22 Cork Northern Ring Road (M20-Ballincollig) 9.6 Suspended
    SC N23 Castleisland to Farranfore 7 Suspended
    D2AP N24 Clonmel to Cahir 7.9 Suspended
    D2AP N24 Clonmel BP 16.6 Suspended
    D2AP N24 Carrick-on-Suir BP 15.7 Suspended
    HQDC N24 Mooncoin BP (Part 1) 5 Suspended
    D2AP N24 Mooncoin BP (Part 2) 5 Suspended
    HQDC N25 Carrigtwohill to Midleton 4.7 Suspended
    D2AP N25 Dungarvan Outer Bypass 16 Suspended
    D2AP ? N25 Midleton to Youghal 18 Suspended
    SC N26 Mount Falcon - Swinford (N5/N26/N58) 21.7 Planning
    SC N30 Clonroche to New Ross 14.4 Suspended
    2035 M M50 Jct 14-17 Widening 7.8 Planning
    2035 M? M50 Port Tunnel-South Port 1.7 Planning
    SC N52 Tullamore Kilbeggan Link 4.6 Suspended
    SC N53 Ballynacarry Bridge 1 Suspended
    SC N56 Inver to Killybegs 10.4 Suspended
    SC N56 Letterkenny Relief Road 2 Suspended
    SC N58 Foxford-Ballyvary (N5/N26/N58) 11.4 Planning
    SC N59 Ballina Relief Road 10 Suspended
    SC N59 Crossmolina to Ballina 11 Suspended
    SC N59 Westport Relief Road (South) Suspended
    SC N60 Castlebar to Claremorris 25 Suspended
    SC N61 Athlone-Boyle 75 Suspended
    SC N61 Roscommon Town Suspended
    SC N61 Boyle By-Pass 5 Suspended
    SC N62 Roscrea By Pass Suspended
    SC N62 Thurles Bypass Suspended
    SC N71 Bandon to Innishannon 7.8 Suspended
    SC N72 Lismore to Cappoquin 8 Suspended
    SC N83/N60 Ballynaunis Outer Distributor Rd 5 Suspended
    SC N84 Ballinrobe Relief Rd 5 Suspended
    SC N87 Belturbet to Ballyconnell 6.5 Suspended


    Notes:
    1 Redesignated motorway on 2008-09-24.
    2 Redesignated motorway on 2009-08-28.

    Redesigated schemes either opened as dual carriageway or were specified as dual during the planning and/or construction phase.





    LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS


    M Motorway
    HQDC High Quality Dual Carriageway
    D2AP/D3AP All Purpose Dual Carriageway with 2 or 3 lanes each way
    2+1 Two Lanes One Way/One Lane Other Way
    SC Single Carriageway


    Some notes on terminology and motorway designation in Ireland.





    TRAFFIC COUNTS


    Traffic Count graphs for all motorways where data is available.

    Count data is pulled from the NRA's site.






    TIMELINE MAPS


    Timeline maps showing road building development since the 1970s. There is a medium-sized map, a very large version, and a version just showing the Dublin region.






    MOTORWAY COMPLETED : YEAR BY YEAR


    These are calculated by summing all projects completed that year. Some projects were completed in a particular year, but were only designated motorway some time later. They are listed under the year they became motorways. Completions in the future are estimates based on roads in the pipeline, as well as dual carriageways likely to be redesignated motorways in the future. The 2020 figure may be higher.

    Year Km that year Total km Notes
    1983 7 7  
    1985 5.5 12.5  
    1990 11.8 24.3  
    1991 5.5 29.8  
    1992 0 29.8  
    1993 14.5 44.3  
    1994 23.6 67.9  
    1995 0 67.9  
    1996 11 78.9  
    1997 12.5 91.4  
    1998 13 104.4  
    1999 0 104.4  
    2000 0 104.4  
    2001 25 129.4  
    2002 0 129.4  
    2003 49.3 178.7 Includes a 0.7 km downgrade  
    2004 17 195.7  
    2005 60.2 255.9  
    2006 22.9 278.8 Includes a 1.1 km downgrade  
    2007 0 278.8  
    2008 162 440.8 Includes 47 km of redesignations  
    2009 240.8 681.6 Includes 120.3 km of redesignations  
    2010 236.2 917.8  
    2011 0 917.8  
    2012 0 917.8  
    2013 0 917.8  
    2014 0 917.8  
    2015 16.4 934.2  
    2016 0 934.2  
    2017 0 934.2  
    Estimates:
    2018 53.4 987.6  
    2019 27 1014.6  
    2020 0 1014.6  
    2021 11 1025.6  
    2022 96 1110.6