Road strengthening work on N25 to conclude in November
Castlemartyr’s N25 road and pavement strengthening scheme is set to conclude towards the end of November.
Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) has advised Cllr Noel Collins that phase one of the project is 95% complete, with phase two at 70%.
A proposed footbridge scheme is also on track to proceed, following a procurement delay. The €3m programme, stretching approximately 2.2km to Knockrane East, commenced last March.
Funded by TII with a contribution from Irish Water, Carrigtwohill-based civil engineers Martin O’Callaghan Ltd started the scheme last April under the management of Cork County Council. The scheme involves replacing failed pavement sections, inclusive of strengthening and resurfacing with bituminous tarmacadam.
Further works include storm water drainage, flood containment embankment works, new footpaths, kerbs and water mains, undergrounding of services, tree surgery, roadside drainage, traffic signage, marking and management.
Phase one from Knockane Cross to The Maples estate has completed service installations and footpaths. Phase two, from The Maples to River Bridge, has brought a new water main and storm sewer and new footpaths as far as Willow estate.
New broadband, ESB, public lighting and Eir ducting are 20% short of completion, while road base level pavement reconstruction is complete as far as the village entrance. All road and footpath reinstatements are expected to finish this month.
Traffic management throughout the scheme has run “very smoothly”, says Cllr Collins. Work at the village’s signalised junction is scheduled to begin during the first fortnight in November, with the traffic managed by flagmen. Resurfacing will occur at night-time.