N7871 : Northbound M3 between Navan and Kells

taken 6 years ago, 3 km from Cortown, Co Meath, Ireland

Northbound M3 between Navan and Kells
Northbound M3 between Navan and Kells
The rectangular, blue signs at regular (usually every 500m) intervals along the side of the National (including motorway) dual-carriageway road network in the Republic of Ireland are referred to as Location Reference Indicators (LRIs). They are very similar in both design and purpose to the Driver Location Signs (DLS) seen along motorways in the UK. The first line of text displayed on such signs indicates the road being travelled on, in this case the M3. The second row indicates the compass direction in which the driver is travelling, which can only be N(orth), S(outh), E(ast), or W(est). The third row indicates the number of kilometres from the beginning of the road.

LinkExternal link SABRE
Irish National Primary Route N3/M3 Motorway

The N3 is 79 miles long, and runs from Dublin city centre northwest to Cavan and on to the border with Northern Ireland. The route also connects from the Northern Ireland border at Belleek to Ballyshannon in County Donegal (the intermediate route through Northern Ireland follows the A509 to Enniskillen and A46 to Belleek). The N3, like many radial primary routes connecting Dublin to outlying parts of the island, commences as dual carriageway, with various route standards along later route sections, and poor two lane country route at the extreme in Donegal (LinkExternal link Irish Roads).

Part of the old N3 route has been bypassed by the construction of 51 kilometres of new motorway. This stretch of motorway, designated M3, was opened on 4 June 2010. The M3 begins near the end of the dual carriageway outside Clonee and terminates south west of Kells just before the N52.

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N7871, 2 images   (more nearby search)
Date Taken
Monday, 25 September, 2017   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 20 December, 2017
Geographical Context
Roads, Road transport 
Camera (from Tags)
Panasonic Lumix TZ60 
Motorway (from Tags)
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! N 788 714 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:41.1928N 6:48.4821W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! N 789 713
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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Motorway  Toll Road  Location Reference Indicator  LRI  Mist  Fog 

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