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N11 Gorey to Arklow Link

  • Project Type Roads / Bridges
  • Client Wexford County Council
  • Company Involvement The Gorey to Arklow project was a Design & Build contract awarded by the NRA under the Transport 21 Framework. Roadbridge was awarded the contract in September 2005.
  • Form of Contract FIDIC Design & Build
  • Dates October 2005 – August 2007
  • Location Wexford, Ireland


This contract comprised the earthworks, drainage, road construction, accommodation works, fencing and other ancillary works. The project comprised 23km of dual carriageway that became the new N11 National Primary Route and 2.7km of single carriageway including interchanges and local roads. Principal quantities include 2,400,000m³ of earthworks excavation including 310,000m³ of local Macamore clay, a highly moisture sensitive material which was reused as suitable material. There was 602,830m² of road surfacing. This project was completed 8 months ahead of schedule.


Key Features

  • 17 no. Road bridges
  • 2 no. Railway bridges
  • 4 no. watercourse crossings
  • Modifications to existing rail bridge
  • 11 no. Underpasses
  • 10 no. Overbridges
  • 9 no. Underbridges
  • 4 no. River bridges