The A6 Randalstown to Castledawson ECI project has been shortlisted for an Association of Consulting Engineers of Ireland (ACEI) Engineering Excellence Award. The awards recognise projects that demonstrate a high degree of achievement, value and excellence in engineering design.

This £189m road scheme has delivered a much-needed section of the North-West Transport Corridor, reducing journey times from Castledawson to Belfast, enhancing connectivity, improving road safety and enabling faster emergency response times. It has also improved accessibility to the region and will contribute to regional balance, economic development and prosperity.

ROD, in 50:50 design joint venture with Arup, delivered the detailed design for the scheme, which comprised 14.7km of high-quality dual carriageway with a 7.4km section between Toome and Castleldawson and a 7.3km section between Randalstown and Toome, each connected by the existing Toome Bypass. We also had a full-time designers site team working closely with the design offices and a contracting team monitoring construction of the works.

The award winners will be announced on Friday, 2 September 2022.


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