Project News

Navigating on the new motorway

  • At the northern tie in of the project at Frankfort Junction – Clogh, drivers will be able to enter onto the new road and will have the option to exit either at Ballydawmore junction and head to the existing N80 and Enniscorthy town, or at the Southern end of the road, bypassing Enniscorthy. At present, there are only minor pavement works and the final lining of the road remaining at the area. When these works are completed at the end of July, the Junction will be fully operational and opened to traffic, allowing for vehicles to use the bypass.
  • The new M11 Ballydawmore Junction connects the new N80 Link Road to the New M11, is also very near to completion with the only outstanding works being the installation and connection of the lighting columns.
  • Drivers will also have the option to exit at the Ballydawmore junction through a new road link which runs in parallel with the new motorway for approximately 3km and exits at a new R744 roundabout, allowing for drivers to access the coastal villages of Blackwater, Curracloe and adjoining areas.
  • Further down at the Southern end of the project the new road connects with the existing N11 roadat the Scurlockbush – Oilgate Roundabout. Currently the works are ongoing under traffic management at the area and are expected to be completed by the middle of July.
  • At the connection of the new N30 dual carriageway and the new N30 single carriageway, the New Roundabout at Scarawalsh – Clavass is now fully operational and drivers will soon be able to use the new N30 which bypasses Enniscorthy to the west and connects with the existing N30 to the south.
  • When driving on the new N30, the drivers will have the option to exit at Milehouse roundabout which is currently operational under temporary traffic management. Works are planned to be completed there by the middle of July.
  • At the southern end the new N30 single carriageway road connects to the existing N30 at the Templescoby Roundabout where works are still ongoing under temporary traffic management and all works are due to be completed by the end of July.

Winter Maintenance

M11O&M JV is responsible for Winter Maintenance activities including both Precautionary and Reactive salt treatment on the M11 Gorey to Enniscorthy PPP Scheme. The 28Km Motorway extends from the M11 Gorey Bypass (Junction 24) to the M11/Interchange (Oilgate roundabout). We also are responsible for the N30 from the M11 (Junction 25) to the Clavass/N80 round about.

The Scheme Consist of:

  • 27.5km of motorway in each Direction
  • Junction 24 – M11
  • Junction 25 (M11 to N30 Interchange)
  • Clavass/N80 roundabout

It is the responsibility of M11O&M JV to provide winter maintenance service for the 2020/2021 season and to ensure the safe movement of traffic for road users and the public on the Project Road and keep to a minimum delays caused by adverse weather.

A Winter Maintenance Procedure and Strategy for 2020/2021 sets out the arrangements for all aspects of winter maintenance. The winter maintenance season operates from the 1st October 2020 to 15th May 2021.

For further information regarding M11O&M JV Winter Maintenance operations please contact M11O&M JV situated at Scarawalsh, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford. Tel 053 9270501 or info@m11gtoe.ie

Roundabouts – Using the Correct Lane

When using the new roundabouts you should follow the rules of the road by the RSA. These rules can be found using the link below:

http://www.rsa.ie/Documents/Road%20Safety/Leaflets/Leaf_booklets/Roundabouts_DL_2012_v3.pdf

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Local content & economic spin-off’s

The M11EJV and M11O&M JV recognise the importance of working in partnership with the local community, and is committed to employing local workers where expertise and experience exists and offering local suppliers and contractors opportunities from Wexford and adjoining counties. At peak construction over 600 people will be employed directly on the M11 Gorey to Enniscorthy PPP project. Where relevant expertise and experience exists, the M11 EJV and the main contractors employed by the M11EJV try to employ local staff. Between now and the end of construction in 2019, 600 full-time equivalent jobs will be sustained on the project, with most of these being in Wexford. It is envisaged that this will support a further 200 local indirect jobs in the locality. In March 2016, the M11 EJV and our partner employment contractors attended the jobs fair in Wexford organised by the Department of Social Protection in conjunction with the European Employment Services. There we met local candidates who are interested in working on the project and have retained many contact for future reference.

Local contractors have already benefited from the project – and have, in turn, contributed significantly to its progress and outstanding safety record to date. Casey Enterprises of Gorey, E&R Warren of Gorey, Bolger Hardware of Enniscorthy, Sean Murphy Civil Engineering of Rathdrum, Alpha Plant Hire of Arklow and Hogan Print of Enniscorthy are among the local companies that have worked on the project over the past year. They have continued to gain safety and quality experience and accreditation putting them in a strong position to compete for other similar projects in the future.

The local economy has started to benefit in other ways too as a result of the M11 project. At peak construction, up to 200 people will be living in accommodation locally. Local suppliers are providing products and services to the project, while local restaurants and businesses are beginning to benefit from a significant amount of activity. It will be beneficial in sales for local suppliers such as hardware shops, hauliers, plant hire, cafes and countless other local businesses.

The scheme, once complete, will relieve the problem of traffic tailbacks in Enniscorthy which affects so many people going about their daily business and going to and from work every day. It will also free up traffic around Camolin and Ferns and greatly enhance the environments in these areas. As well as the typical quantified economic benefits such as time savings, accident reductions and vehicle cost savings the environmental benefits such as reductions in noise, air and water pollution, visual intrusion, heritage buildings and sites, flora and fauna will also manifest. This will result in substantial positive impact on local communities and additional savings to the local economy.

The benefits to the local community continue after the construction phase is complete. Approximately 20 full-time equivalent jobs will be sustained on the project during the operations and maintenance of the motorway and it is expected that a significant number of these will be local.
Local contractors and suppliers currently working on the M11 EJV project:
• Duncan Fencing Limited
• Mulligan Fencing Limited
• Wicklow Farm Relief Services
• E&R Warren
• Casey Enterprises
• Alpha Plant Limited
• Hennessy Civil Engineering
• Testconsult Limited
• Campus Oil