Jim Thorpe

Jim Thorpe

Director
Client
Kildare County Council
JV Partner
AECOM
Value
€70.0m
Market

Summary

Roughan & O’Donovan-Aecom provided environmental consultancy services for this scheme to widen 13km of the M7 from two to three lanes and upgrade the Newhall interchange.

Solution

The project comprised two separate schemes for which a single traffic model was developed.

The two 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 three-day single oral hearing for the scheme.

Challenge

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.

Services provided:

  • Planning and development
  • Environmental Impact Assessment