May 2, 2016

What’s happening Now

We are currently setting up our site offices and compound at Stokestown. Behind the scenes, we are working on the detailed design for the scheme. It is planned to commence fencing and site clearance in the coming weeks. Works will commence at a number of locations simultaneously and will continue until April 2019. Every effort will be made to minimise disruption.

An exciting feature of the scheme will be the construction of the River Barrow Bridge, a 900m long crossing (an eight pier and three tower extrados bridge), connecting Pink Point in Co. Kilkenny and Stokestown in Co. Wexford. When complete this bridge will be the longest bridge of its type in the world.

Bridge pier construction will commence over the coming months and progress will be visible on the webcam available on the project website. By early 2017 construction of each of the eight piers will have commenced and bridge span construction will be getting underway using innovative formwork travellers.

Programmed Works

Q2 2016

  • Detailed Design
  • Construction of Site Compound and Site Access Points
  • Ecological Works
  • Well monitoring/Pre-condition Surveys/Noise and Vibration Monitoring
  • Fencing Works
  • Site Clearance Works with Archaeology


Q3 2016

  • Fencing and Site Clearance Works
  • Earthworks
  • Structures
  • Culverts