The N25 New Ross Bypass PPP Scheme includes the design, build, finance, operation and maintenance of sections of both the N25 and N30 routes, comprising approximately 14.3.km of dual carriageway (N25 & N30 routes). The Scheme also includes the design, build and finance (but not the operation and maintenance) of 1.2km of single carriageway in the N30 route East of Corcoran’s Cross´ roundabout.
The N25 New Ross Bypass is a strategic link in the national road network linking Cork and Rosslare, which forms part of the ‘Atlantic Road Corridor’ route that eventually will link Waterford in the south-east to Letterkenny in the north-west by dual carriageway or motorway. The N25 New Ross Bypass is also part of the Trans-European Network- Transport (TEN-T).
The N25 New Ross Bypass PPP Scheme commences at Glenmore in County Kilkenny and crosses over the river Barrow via an extrados bridge (the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy bridge) at Pink Point in County Kilkenny and Stokestown in County Wexford. It then continues in an easterly direction where the bypass intersects with the R733 in Landscape and continues in a north easterly direction to connect to the N25 at Ballymacar Bridge. From there the bypass route continues to the northeast finishing at the N30, at a point to the east of Corcoran’s Cross.
The principal features of the N25 New Ross Bypass scheme are:
- Three at grade roundabout junctions at Glenmore (N25), Ballymacar Bridge (N25), Corcoran’s Cross (N30) and a compact grade separated junction at Landscape (R733);
- River Barrow crossing (the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Bridge), a 3 tower extrados bridge with a 36m clearance of the river channel, which structure extends for almost 900 metres from Pink Point in Co. Kilkenny to Stokestown in Co. Wexford;
- 1 No. Railway Bridge – an overbridge of the disused New Ross/ Waterford railway line near Glenmore;
- 12 No. Road Bridges (overbridges and underbridges); and
- 11 accommodation underpasses.