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.


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.




Winner of the European Project Bond Award

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 was presented at the IJ Global Awards gala dinner on 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

We now have approximately 45% of the mainline stabilisation done. CBGM will be starting in the next week or so, this is the next layer of the road make up. Drainage works are progressing through the job with 75% complete.

The local roads are being finished off with verges, safety barriers and signage, with Arnestown and Lacken North recently completed, Lacken South is due for completion in the coming weeks.

N25 at Glenmore will be switching to Phase 4 – this is due to happen in the coming weeks. Please keep an eye out for Traffic Management signage.

The Barrow Bridge – west of the river the box section is poured from Abutment to Pier 3 (at river edge) and the wing traveller is progressing towards Pier 3 completing the deck construction. East of the river at Pier 4, the form travellers are almost completely assembled and will start to move out towards Piers 3 & 5 in the coming weeks.

Lacken South (L4013) is nearing the finishing touches and should be open in June. The two remaining structures at Ballyverneen are on course for completion in the 3rd 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

Q2 2018 – Current 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.



N25 New Ross Bypass Newsletter

N25 New Ross Newsletter Issue 8

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N25 New Ross Newsletter Issue 5

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N25 NewRoss Newsletter Issue 3

N25 NewRoss Newsletter Issue 2

N25 New Ross Newsletter Issue 1


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.

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.