N25 New Ross Bypass Newsletter
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.
What’s happening Now
West of the Barrow: The section to the west is the most advanced with the deck and wings complete. At present the temporary support system is being dismantled. The main span has started with a section of complete deck poured and the traveller has moved on to the next section.
East of the Barrow: The east section has also had a section of complete deck poured near Pier 4. Between Pier 5 and 6, a section of deck is nearing completion in mid-June when the wing traveller will be erected.
Earthworks and the stabilised layer are virtually complete (pavement foundation) and the CBGM (Cement Bound Granular Material) layer is progressing well.
Pavement works have recommenced and are following behind the CBGM layer. Signage has started at various locations throughout the project and is expected to be ongoing for the next few months in stages. Kerbs and surface water channel installation is continuing using a slipfom machine to extrude the concrete through a mould in the required shape.
Drainage is now approximately 80% complete with connections to be made where we had sections that could not be excavated (Ballyverneen & Lacken) until now.
Traffic is now using the new roundabout at Glemore under traffic management. The final phase will complete the roundabout and tie in to the existing N25 in the coming weeks. The Ballyverneen underpass has been completed and the road through is progressing. There have been extensive works done to the Ballyverneen Road (L7513) in the last quarter with the alignment north of the mainline which was opened in May 2018. Works at Lacken South are expected to be completed and opened in July 2018.
Structures Update: Work on the two remaining land structures is ongoing. The deck of Ballyverneen underbridge has been poured and finishing works are progressing. The last structure is a post tensioned in-situ bridge (old rail line Ballyverneen). The piers are complete, the abutments are underway and the deck will be progressing.
N25 New Ross Bypass Programmed Works
Q3 2018 – Current Works
- Blacktop road surfacing
- CBGM pavement layer
- Structures: Two bridges in Ballyverneen and finishing works to bridges
- Accommodation works for Land Owners
- Completion of Earthworks: Drainage, cut and fill operations, stabilisation and topsoiling ongoing in this period
- Barrow Bridge: Continuing with deck construction west of the River Barrow, finish pier construction, formwork erection for deck east of River Barrow. Traveller in operation at Pier 4.
- Road Diversion: Glenmore phase 3 and local roads.
Q3 2018 – Upcoming Works
- Glenmore roundabout final phase completion.
- Complete Earthworks west of River Barrow
- Lacken Road South: Complete works and reopen road.
- Some local road closures to complete tie-ins
- Commence pylons at Piers 3, 4 & 5 and progress deck construction over the River Barrow.
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
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.
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.