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CLIP 6692

The Newry bypass, Northern Ireland

The Newry bypass, Northern Ireland
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Key Info
  • The Newry bypass, Northern Ireland
  • Duration: 01:46
  • Newry in Northern Ireland has been an important staging post between Belfast and Dublin for many years. Traffic in the town was regularly brought to a standstill and something had to be done. Road planners decided to build a bypass around the town. It was an expensive project and took seven years to complete. Sensors built into the road record the vehicles using it, as well as their speed. This helps planners make decisions for the future.
  • Subject:

    Geography

       Topic:

    Traffic

  • Keywords: cars, lorries, vans, traffic, engineer, construction, bypass, Newry
Ideas for use in class
  • This brings a realistic dimension to work on traffic surveying and transport projects. It could also be used to stimulate debate on whether improved roads or better public transport are more desirable for traders and those concerned about the environment.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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