Project Updates

 

 

 

 

Works have progressed a lot during the last months of 2018 on the M11, N30 and N80 Link Road, and we are currently at a stage where we are getting prepared to open this project to traffic by the middle of 2019. This involves the completion of all remaining works, and the construction of the tie ins which will connect the new roads to the existing network.

  • All Earthworks have been completed for the M11, N30 & N80 Link Road sections of the scheme, and only minor earthworks are remaining.
  • Works at all tie-ins has commenced. 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 roundabout and will connect with the new N30, and Templescoby Roundabout which is at the southern end of N30 and will connect to the existing N30 road. For more details please see next section of our newsletter.
  • All sideroads 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.
  • Pavement works are ongoing and our target is to have all pavements completed by Easter of 2019.
  • Steel safety barrier installation has also commenced and finishing crews follow in order to tidy up all areas.
  • All 28 Bridges have been completed to date and only snagging works and repairs remain.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Frankfort Junction Traffic Management

The junction at Frankfort will require the implementation of various phases of traffic management which will allow the connection of the existing network to the new road alignment.

At the first stage the median barrier at two locations will be removed. In that way the Northbound traffic will be able to merge with the Southbound carriageway. This will allow Phase 1 to commence where all works of the Northbound carriageway will be carried out.

Once those are completed both Southbound and Northbound traffic will be moved on the newly constructed Northbound Carriageway. This will allow for the other half of the works to be completed (Southbound carriegeway – Phase 2).

After that the Junction will be ready to connect with the new alignment and the public will have access to all the new M11 network. The date for this final transfer of traffic onto the new M11 motorway will be notified to the public in our future newsletters.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pavement

The pavement works consist of preparing the final surface of the road which will be durable and suitable to bear vehicular traffic.

When we reach the final level of the earthworks – formation, more layers are added each one very important for the durability of the road.

At this stage in our project we are at the formation level and we are working with CBM (which stands for cement bound material). This layer is prepared with a machine as shown in the photo on the right, and has also to be compacted and covered with further bitumen layers.

For a more detailed description of the pavement please read our Issue 11 newsletter, which can be found here.

 

M11 North Pavement
Basecourse & Bindercourse
N30 CBM placing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

General Public Health & Safety

We are aware of the public interest on this important project and we would like to thank the people, who through forums like Boards.ie and other platforms are following the progress of the works and how the construction activities are changing the landscape of the area. Our construction teams and subcontractors do their best to deliver this project according to the highest standards and on time for everyone to use.

It is also very important to be aware that the land being developed for the M11 Gorey to Enniscorthy project is not open to the public until the road is completed.

There are significant dangers that could be present on a construction site, especially at this stage of the works with multiple construction crews and subcontractors on site, working on earthworks, drainage, pavement, barriers and finishing works, resulting in heavy construction traffic.

For your own safety, remember – construction sites are “No trespassing zones”. Please do not enter this Site at any time.

 

 

Below is a summary of expected works over the coming months:

Q1 2019

Well monitoring/Noise and Vibration Monitoring

Junctions and Roundabouts Construction

Minor Structure works, repairs and snagging

Side Roads Tie in Works

Pavement Works

Safety Barrier Installation

Landscaping

 

Q2 2019

Well monitoring/Noise and Vibration Monitoring

Junctions and Roundabouts Construction

Minor Structure works, repairs and snagging

Side Roads Tie in Works

Pavement Works

Safety Barrier Installation

Landscaping

Marking & Lining

 

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