By­passes on tar­get

Enniscorthy Guardian - - NEWS - By BREN­DAN KEANE

THE plan to open the En­nis­cor­thy by­pass this year is well on tar­get ac­cord­ing to a re­port from Wex­ford County Coun­cil CEO, Tom En­right.

In the re­port Mr En­right noted that the con­trac­tor in­volved in the M11 Gorey to En­nis­cor­thy PPP scheme said the pro­gramme is on tar­get and the M11 and N80 will be open to traf­fic in July.

It’s ex­pected that some mi­nor works will take place up to the end of the con­tract date in Novem­ber.

Ac­cord­ing to Mr En­right’s re­port 99 per cent site clear­ance has now been com­pleted and 95 per cent of the main bridge struc­tures on the project have also been com­pleted.

Ac­cess struc­tures have been 96 per cent com­pleted and fenc­ing and drainage and ser­vice ducts have been 92 and 89 per cent com­pleted, re­spec­tively.

How­ever, there is still a lot of work to do in terms of safety bar­ri­ers which are only 27 per cent com­plete.

Work on the New Ross by­pass is also go­ing ahead on tar­get with the new round- abouts at Cor­co­ran’s Cross, on the N30, and at Bal­ly­macar, on the N25, al­ready opened and utilised as part of the ex­ist­ing road net­work.

Work on the project be­tween Bal­ly­macar and Cor­co­ran’s Cross is also pro­gress­ing ex­tremely well while work on the main fo­cal point of the project, the new bridge over the river Bar­row at the Pink Rock, is also pro­gress­ing on tar­get.

Both roads are sched­uled to be fully opened this year and it’s ex­pected that both projects will be com­pleted within their spec­i­fied tar­get time.

UN­DER CON­STRUC­TION: An aerial view of the New Ross by­pass look­ing to­wards the new bridge.

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