Roughan & O’Donovan-Aecom provided environmental consultancy services for this scheme, which involved widening 13km of the M7 from 2 to 3 lanes and upgrading the Newhall interchange.
The project comprised 2 separate schemes for which a single traffic model was developed.
The 2 project teams used the same environmental specialists, thereby ensuring that cumulative effects and inter-relationships were given due consideration.
We prepared the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and Natura Impact Statement (NIS).
Jim Thorpe, director, Roughan & O'Donovan, jointly led the 3-day single oral hearing for the scheme.
Close management of the interface between the M7 Naas to Newbridge bypass upgrade scheme and the M7 Osberstown interchange and Sallins bypass scheme was required. This was due to the location of the M7 Osberstown interchange between the Maudlins and Newhall interchanges.
- Planning and development
- Environmental Impact Assessment