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Rejoice: The Newlands Cross flyover is open today

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THE REVAMPED NEWLANDS Cross is open today, with motorists from Clondalkin to Cork set to benefit.

Work on the project began back in late 2013 with drivers dealing with significant layout changes since January of this year.

The new flyover is expected to cut journey times for those travelling north and south on the N7 – Ireland’s second busiest road after the M50. It will also ease traffic on the Belgard and Fonthill roads.

The junction caters for 80,000 vehicles daily and the new flyover will make it possible to drive from Belfast to Cork without hitting a traffic light (though there are still tolls).

The road is part of the €282 million N7/N11 Arklow to Rathnew PPP Scheme.

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