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M8 Fermoy to Mitchelstown Bypass

  • Project Type Roads / Bridges
  • Client Cork County Council
  • Company Involvement The Fermoy to Mitchelstown project was a Design & Build contract awarded by the National Roads Authority under the Transport 21 Framework. It was awarded to Roadbridge in December 2007. Roadbridge acted as Main Contractor and PSDP/PSCS.
  • Form of Contract Public works contract for civil engineering works designed by the contractor
  • Dates December 2007 - May 2009
  • Location Co. Cork, Ireland
  • Value €62 Million


The Scheme involved the construction of 16 km of high quality dual carriageway, with three grade separated junctions, significant earthworks, drainage, pavement, accommodation works, fencing, ducting and other ancillary works.

This project also included dealing with services – 110m of 500mm DI watermain under the Ballybeg Interchange; 1 No. 450mm diameter gas main diverted; 400mm diameter watermain diverted at Ballybeg; 250mm pumped rising main; 1 No. fibre optic line.


Key Features

  • Principal quantities comprised: 1,087,000m3 bulk excavation, 135,000m3 of rock excavation, 446,131m2 of road surfacing
  • Structures included: 6 no. underpasses, 6 no. overbridges,1 no. underbridge, 3 no. river bridges