Winner of the ACEI's 'Excellence in a civil engineering project' in 2009.
Marc Jones

Marc Jones

Director
Client
Sisk Roadbridge Ltd
JV Partner
RPS Group

Summary

Roughan & O’Donovan-RPS undertook the detailed design and construction supervision of this road improvement scheme linking the N8 Cashel Bypass in Co. Tipperary with the M8 Portlaoise to Cullahill motorway.

At the time of award, this was the largest, target cost, contract road scheme in Ireland to go to detailed design and construction.

Solution

The scheme comprised over 39.5km of 2-lane dual carriageway and motorway, including:

  • 40 road and river bridges
  • 1 railway bridge
  • 40+ culverts including 14 box culverts
  • 4 grade separated junctions

Challenge

The 12-month programme for the detailed design of bridges/structures, earthworks and road alignment was challenging.

Services provided:

  • Civil and structural engineering design
  • Construction management
  • Environmental engineering