The main contractor for the conversion of two major roundabout junctions to signalled junctions to improve traffic flow on the N6 dual carriageway from Dublin into Galway.
The main contractor for the conversion of two major roundabout junctions to signalled junctions to improve traffic flow on the N6 dual carriageway from Dublin into Galway. A total of 22,000m2 of surfacing was laid. New drainage was laid to take surface water from gullies to a 375mmØ carrier drain. Carefully planned traffic management was critical to keeping two lanes open for traffic and maintaining rush hour traffic flows. Numerous services crossed the site, including fibre optic cables, HV electrical cables and water mains. These were exposed by hand-digging and were either lowered and protected or diverted in consultation with the statutory authorities. Early meetings with the utility providers allowed these works to be carried out within the programme. A permit to dig procedure was rigidly enforced on the site. The works were successfully completed within tight contract timescales ahead of Galway’s hosting of the Volvo Yacht Race.
- New signalised junctions including new traffic signals at Font and Morris roundabouts. At Morris link to new Monivea Road, signalised bus gate signalised junction. At both locations facilities to allow future installation of UMTC, drainage, kerbing, lighting, surfacing, footpaths and Cycletracks;
- Planning and replacement of the existing surface course in the vicinity of the 2 roundabouts;
- Introduction of new signage and road markings along the carriageway as well as existing and proposed footpath and cycle tracks;
- Minor landscaping.