Client: Mayo County Council

Location: Co. Mayo, Ireland

Project Value: €5.46m

Description: Road re-alignment works located on the N59 road between Newport and Westport in Co. Mayo

The scheme involved the construction of an NRA Type 3 single carriageway road (6m carriageway with a 0.5m hard strip and verges of approximately 2m to 3m) for a distance of  2km, with approximately 650m of the scheme constructed off-line.

Works encompassed construction of;

  • Cycleway 2.5m wide alongside the improved N59 in sections and of 17,545m2 pavement.
  • Two new river bridges and widening one existing river bridge.240,000 ton imported rock.
  • 3.4m x 20m box culvert.
  • 30,000m3 of excavation in swamps, marshes and deep bog with depths up to 10m. The contract had 175,000m3 total excavation, with 50,000m3 being either re-used onsite or processed from U1 to Class 2 for re-use in embankments.
  • 30,000m2 Landscaping.
  • 1,200m2 random rubble & ashlar stonework.
  • Installation of road signs, road markings & studs, safety barrier and parapets.

With an AADT of 4,300 on the route, traffic management was designed and implemented by Ward & Burke.