N62 road (Ireland)

N62 Road (Ireland)

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N62 road (Ireland)

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The N62 road is a national secondary road in Ireland. 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, Birr, Roscrea, Templemore and Thurles 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-Cork 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...
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