N8517 : VMS on the M7 near Newbridge

taken 2 years ago, near to Connaught Bridge, Newhall Cross Roads, Limerick Bridge and Victoria Bridge, Kildare, Ireland

VMS on the M7 near Newbridge
VMS on the M7 near Newbridge
A variable message sign (VMS), also sometimes referred to as a matrix sign, is an electronic traffic sign used on motorways (and some other major routes) to give drivers information about special events and to warn them about traffic congestion, accidents, incidents, roadworks or speed limits on specific sections of the route. The signs may also suggest (or instruct) drivers to take alternative routes, limit speed, warn of duration and location of the incidents or just inform of the traffic conditions.
Irish National Primary Road N7/Motorway M7 (E20)

The N7/M7 route is a national primary road/motorway in Ireland. It runs for 18k km (116 miles), connecting Limerick and Dublin. The majority of the route (between Naas and Limerick) is motorway standard and is designated as the M7 motorway. The road passes through the midlands of Ireland, and acts as a trunk route out of Dublin for the N8 and N9 national primary routes to Cork and Waterford respectively. It forms part of European route E20. The section of the N7 between Naas and the M50 Motorway is the second busiest road in the country with frequent daily tailbacks from the Naas North junction on the southbound side.

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N8517, 2 images   (more nearby search)
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 20 June, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 25 February, 2019
Geographical Context
Roads, Road transport 
Camera (from Tags)
Panasonic Lumix TZ60 
Motorway (from Tags)
M7 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! N 856 177 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:12.2294N 6:43.1287W
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Irish: geotagged! N 856 176
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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Motorway  VMS  Variable Message Sign  Brown Sign  Tourist Destination Sign 

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