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Great Southern Greenway, Co. Limerick – Phase 1 Improvement Works

  • Project Type Industrial / Commercial
  • Client Limerick City & County Council
  • Company Involvement Roadbridge were appointed Main Contractor for the Phase 1 Improvement Works in April 2020
  • Form of Contract Public Works Contract for Civil Engineering Designed by the Employer
  • Dates June 2020 – March 2021
  • Location Co. Limerick, Ireland


The project involved improvement and conservations works to over 40km of existing greenway and listed structures between Rathkeale and the Kerry border along the route of the historic Great Southern Railway.


Key Features

  • Widening of the existing railway embankment / trail
  • Resurfacing of the existing trail
  • Drainage upgrades
  • Installation of 2 no. service ducts for 40km
  • Upgrade of farm crossing points
  • Repairs and conservation works to 5 no. stone arch bridges
  • Repairs and conservation works to the Barnagh Tunnel
  • Improvements to public and private road junctions
  • Construction of various ancillary works