The N62 road
is a national secondary road
. It links the M6 motorway
east of Athlone
, County Westmeath
with junction 6 of the M8 motorway
south-east of Thurles
in County Tipperary
. The route also forms a junction with the M7 motorway
south of Roscrea
The road is long.
Quality of Road
The road commences at junction 8 on the N/M6
east of Athlone and continues for a short distance as dual carriageway forming a short section of the Athlone bypass. Following the roundabout junction with the R446
towards Athlone town, the road is single carriageway two-lane throughout. The route passes through towns such as Ferbane
and has not bypassed any of the towns and villages along its route. The quality of the surface, pavement and alignment varies, but it has no stretch of fully realigned 'two-lane with hard shoulders' section.
Some sections are very poor indeed (see gallery).
Road marking and signage is good to excellent on most of the route.
R498-N62 Link Road
A road to link the N62 with the R498 is currently in construction. Taking a small bit of the L4121 near Tipperary Institute the road is already widened and turns off into a new road going over the main Dublin
line with a new bridge to be constructed and joining the N62 at Gortataggart. It is unclear at the moment will this new stretch of road will be named part of the R498 or N62, though only the National Roads Authority
can designate/re-designate a National road, and it is... Read More