Project Updates

 Wexford County Council New Ross Documentary Series

This documentary series aims to track the construction progress of the New Ross Bypass and River Barrow Bridge and it’s impacts on the wider community.

Barrow Bridge Extrados

Project Awards

We are very pleased to announce that the N25 New Ross Bypass in Ireland has been named by IJ Global as Winner of the European Project Bond Award.

The award will be presented at the IJ Global Awards gala dinner taking place on Wednesday 29th March in London.


What’s happening Now

The good weather over the last few months has helped to accelerate progress of earthworks and drainage. A number of areas have been opened up to extract material to be used in other parts of the site and rock excavation by controlled blasting has commenced in the Stokestown area.

The works on the River Barrow Bridge are progressing steadily. Piling works are coming to an end and concrete foundations and pier works are commencing in March 2017.  On the Kilkenny side of the river the tower crane has been erected for construction of Pier 2 and Pier 3.

Structures have progressed throughout the site, the most visible being the underbridge on the R733 at Stokestown which has had the beams placed over the existing road. Accommodation underpass structures are being installed on a phased basis starting in March 2017.

It is anticipated that speed limit restrictions will be put in place on the N25 at Glenmore and at Ballymacar in early 2017 to facilitate the construction of roundabouts at these locations.


N25 New Ross Bypass Programmed Works

Q1 2017 – Current Works

  • Earthworks:  Cut and Fill
  • Structures: Culverts, Underpasses & Underbridges
  • River Barrow Bridge Foundations & Pier Construction
  • Minor Road Realignments
  • Utility Diversions


Q2 2017 – Upcoming Works

  • Earthworks: Cut and Fill
  • Deck works to bridge at R733
  • Precast Bridge installation
  • Underbridge structures in Ballyverneen and Creaken townlands
  • River Barrow Bridge Foundations & Pier Construction
  • Minor Road Realignments
  • Utility Diversions


N25 New Ross Bypass Newsletter

N25 NewRoss Newsletter Issue 3

N25 NewRoss Newsletter Issue 2

N25 New Ross Newsletter Issue 1


Archaeology on the Project

Local Economic Impact of the N25 new Ross Bypass

BAM Dragados JV understands the importance of working with the local community and local businesses. BAM Dragados JV are committed to creating jobs locally throughout the construction process. BAM Dragados JV will source materials locally wherever possible and use local contractors who have the required expertise and experience for the different phases of construction.  The projected overall workforce will be in excess of 300 people at its peak.

There is also the indirect increased economic benefit from the project through the employees using local small businesses such as shops, cafes, restaurants, petrol stations and hotels.

During the course of the works we will actively engage with local stakeholders and work with local suppliers. We will advise suppliers on requirements for inclusion on our supply chain.

BAM Dragados JV are committed to employing as many people from the region as possible.

The New Ross N25 Bypass scheme will continue supporting the local economy well beyond the completion of the construction works. The companies assigned to the project will carry out its maintenance for 25 years after its construction, ensuring that the road is safe and contributing with support of the local business and workforce to the wealth of the local community.

Employment Opportunities

We are presently recruiting suitably qualified candidates for the following positions:

      • Civil engineers
      • Quantity Surveyors

Please note the following training is required to work on construction sites:

      • Safe Pass and Manual Handling


If you have the requisite training and experience and would like to work on this prestigious project, please hand in your CV to our site office.

BAM Dragados JV,

N25 New Ross ByPass Site Offices,

Landscape, Stokestown

New Ross, Co. Wexford.