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







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.


Project Sponsorship















Click on the picture above to see pictures of some more of the teams involved.

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

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 substantial works done in preparation for the final layout and surfacing to be done in the coming months.

The N25 at Glenmore will be changing (Phase 3) in the New Year to allow the completion of the underbridge which will eventually take the traffic under the N25.

The River Barrow Bridge is progressing steadily, with the first of the sections of the deck poured on the west side of the river. The work will continue towards the river during the next few months, while similar works will start on the east of the river working towards the river after the holidays.

Structures in general have moved on with the last two remaining bridges recently started in the Ballyverneen area. All accommodation underpasses are constructed and finishing works are ongoing.

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

Q4 2017 – Current Works

  • Accommodation Access Roads
  • Structures: Bridges at Camlin, Arnestown and Lacken, finishing works to all underpasses, Culvert under R733 at Camlin.
  • Earthworks: Drainage, cut and fill operations, stabilisation.
  • River Barrow Bridge: Bridge deck, hammer heads to Pier 4.
  • Road diversions: N25 Glenmore and local road tie-ins.

Q1 2018 – Upcoming 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.


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

N25 New Ross Newsletter Issue 7

N25 New Ross Newsletter Issue 6

N25 New Ross Newsletter Issue 5

N25 New Ross Newsletter Issue 4

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.