Wicklow Port Access & Town Relief Road Scheme

Project Summary

This project involved the construction of an approximately 4.5km-long single carriageway, short sections of single carriageway roads and two new at-grade roundabouts. The new road involved the construction of earthworks, new pavement layers, wearing courses, drainage works, services ducts, reinforced concrete structures and other miscellaneous work. The town relief road commenced on the Marlton Road and connected with Rathnew Road.

Project Description

The Port Access road commenced at the junction of Rathnew Road and connected to the existing Murrough Road.

Project Delivery

  • Mass earthworks (including deep excavations and high fill embankments)
  • Pavement layer works and surfacing work
  • Drainage works, kerbing works, landscaping works
  • Footpath, cycle track and pedestrian crossings
  • Road lighting and electrical works
  • Traffic signs and road marking works
  • Safety barriers and fencing works
  • Structural concrete works
  • Environmental mitigation works
  • Traffic management works
  • Rock armour coastal protection
  • Post-tensioned bridge spanning 134m over the Broadlough Estuary consisted of 108 cast in-situ bored piles and associated marine temporary works. Specialist masonry for the bridge piers was required.
  • A contractor designed arch unit over the Ashtown stream 48m in length spanning 16.3m.
  • A bridge over the rail line (Dublin-Rosslare Railway line) spanning 22m and consisting of in-situ concrete with 20 pre-cast beams.
  • 61m span bridge over the Dublin-Rosslare Railway line, consisting of 32 bored cast-in-situ piles.

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