Project Updates

Pier 4 Hammerhead Formwork being removed.

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







Best Road Project  – Silver Award Winner –  N25 New Ross By-Pass, Ireland

The Partnerships Awards is the largest event recognising and rewarding the best in PPP.

Open to projects and companies around the globe, the annual event welcomes over 700 people to celebrate the industry’s achievements over the past year.


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 2017 in London.


Pieta House Fundraiser

Funds raised for Pieta House by N25 New Ross Joint Venture. Many thanks to all on site who participated and it was well appreciated by Pieta House in the South East.

From left to right, David Espino, NRJV; Adrian Cunningham, NRJV; Olive Ruane and Michael O Brien of Pieta House Waterford.

 What’s happening Now

Earthworks are moving towards the final stages in many areas of the project, with drainage being installed, stabilisation started and CBGM about to start in earnest.

Most of the local roads that cross the route have had the structures installed with traffic now passing through in the next few weeks. We will be putting final surfaces on the roads, installing safety barriers and signage.

The N25 at Glenmore is now in Phase 3 of Traffic Management. This will allow us to finish the underbridge and complete the roundabout – the next Traffic Management switch is planned for the end of April 2018.

The River Barrow Bridge is progressing with 3 sections of the deck poured on the west side of the River Barrow and the support falsework being erected on the east side of the river – with the first pour expected towards the end of March 2018. The Travellers, which are bespoke designed Falsework, are being erected at Pier 4 and on the west side of the river, these will support the falsework for pouring the deck, they will ‘creep’ along pouring the deck itself from previously poured sections.

Structures are at finishing stages on most of the structures, the structure on L4013 (Lacken South) is due for completion in June 2018. The structures at Ballyverneen are on course for completion in the third quarter of 2018.

Traffic Management is in place in numerous locations from N25 at Glenmore all the way through to Corcoran’s Cross (N30).

We appreciate your patience and ask that you continue to drive with care; particularly through the winter months.

N25 New Ross Bypass Programmed Works

Q1 2018 – Current Works

  • Road surfacing.
  • Structures: Two bridges in Ballyverneen and finishing works to bridges.
  • Accommodation works for Land Owners.
  • Earthworks: Drainage, cut and fill operations, stabilisation and topsoiling.
  • Barrow Bridge: Continue with the  deck construction west of the river, finish pier construction, formwork erection for deck east of river.
  • Road diversion: Glenmore phase 3 and local roads.

Q2 2018 – Upcoming Works

  • Structures: Lacken South to be completed. Ballyverneen Underbridge progressing.
  • Accommodation Works: Surfacing, Drainage and Fencing.
  • Earthworks: Drainage stabilisation and surfacing.
  • Barrow Bridge: Main span starting with Travellers being erected.
  • Road Diversions: Glenmore Phase 4 and local roads.
  • Local Roads: Signage and Safety Barrier installation.


New Ross Bypass Emergency Rescue at Height and Crushed Car Drills

Last Friday, 1st December 2017, New Ross Joint Venture, along with Wexford Fire Brigade, lead by Colm McGrath and the Ambulance Service, lead by Brendan Groves, instigated a Fall from Height Emergency Drill and a Crush by Moving Plant Emergency Drill. There was a great turnout down at Barrow Bridge East and a successful outcome to see our ‘dummy’ live to fight another day.

BAM Dragados along with the New Ross Joint Venture would like to thank all of those who attended and all of those who gave up their time to make the Drills a success.

N25 New Ross Bypass Newsletter

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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.