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M11 Gorey to Enniscorthy

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M11 Gorey to Enniscorthy PPP Scheme

The scheme comprises of a new motorway from the end of the Gorey Bypass at Clogh to the townland of Scurlockbush, south of Enniscorthy. The scheme also includes a bypass of the N30 to the west of Enniscorthy and a link road to the N80.

The design and construction activities are being delivered by a fully integrated joint venture between BAM Civil Ltd and DRAGADOS Ireland Ltd. For this project, BAM Civil Ltd and DRAGADOS Ireland Ltd. have come together to form M11 Enniscorthy Joint Venture (M11 EJV).

Together BAM and DRAGADOS joint ventures have successfully delivered over 75km of motorway plus associated national and regional roads in Ireland to date. BAM and DRAGADOS have access to vast internal resources, robust parent company support and an extensive external supply chain with the skills, capabilities and resources required for continued successful delivery of this project. M11 EJV has appointed a design joint venture of Arup and RPS Group to provide the permanent design for the project. Both companies are market leaders in the infrastructure sector and bring to the table extensive experience in Irish road schemes.

The realigned route will comprise the provision of approximately 27 km of M11 Mainline, with a standard dual motorway carriageway type.

In addition, approximately 8km of single carriageway will be constructed to bypass Enniscorthy to the west by linking the existing N11 to the existing N30 and also approximately 4 km of dual carriageway link road will connect the existing N11 / N80 junction north of Enniscorthy to the M11 Mainline.

Work began in 2016 but most recently the project is at a stage where M11 EJV are getting prepared to open this project to traffic in the third quarter of 2019. Works at M11, N30 and N80 Link Road have all advanced and new road pavement is now covering most of the works areas. The final Wearing Course has commenced on the M11 mainline road in February 2019 and M11 EJV are increasing their efforts in order to deliver this part of the project to the public ahead of time.

Works at all tie-ins with the existing road network are ongoing. This consists of Frankfort Junction at the North of the new M11, Scurlocksbush Roundabout at the southern end of the new M11, Ballydawmore Junction which connects the new N80 Link Road to the New M11, Clavass roundabout which is located next to the existing Clavass/Scarawalsh roundabout and will connect with the new N30, and Templescoby Roundabout which is at the southern end of the new N30 and will connect to the existing N30 road.

Additionally, all side-roads have been substantially completed and opened to traffic for the public and only some tie-in works are remaining at M11 R744 road and at N30 Milehouse road. The construction of these tie-ins and roundabouts will be done in phases in order to allow for the traffic to be maintained.

  • All drainage works are completed for the mainline and continue only at the areas of the tie-ins.
  • Earthworks and drainage subcontractors that have completed their works are demobilising or being reallocated to perform other finishing works.
  • Wearing Course has commenced in February 2019 and this is the final layer of the road pavement to be constructed.
  • Pavement works are ongoing and our target is to have all pavements completed by end of May 2019.
  • Steel safety barrier works are ongoing.
  • All 28 major Bridges have been completed to date and only snagging works remain.
  • Lighting columns installation has commenced.
  • Landscaping works will continue until spring.
  • Finishing crews are working in multiple areas doing snagging and cleaning all the areas in order to be ready for the opening of the road.

Over the coming months M11 EJV expect junctions and roundabout construction, minor structure works, such as repairs and snagging, side tie-in works, pavement works, safety barrier installation, fencing, landscaping, marking and lining. Further towards the end of the year snagging, more landscaping and opening and maintain period will all commence.

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