BAM wins contract for Athy Distributor Road Development in Ireland

WCN Editorial Team 18 Oct 2021 EUROPE TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE

BAM Civil has secured main works contract from Kildare County Council for the Athy Distributor Road Development in Ireland.

The latest move follows an extensive tender process for the new scheme.

Recently, the Department of Transport has confirmed the of funding for the project as part of Project Ireland 2040.

Upon completion, the 3.4km link road will include new signalised cross-roads junctions, the provision of two new roundabouts as well as about 3.4km of footpath and cycleway.

It will also include construction of an 80m-long single span steel bridge over the River Barrow.

As part of the project, the current railway bridge crossing the River Barrow will also be re-purposed as a pedestrian cycle bridge.

The company stated that the project will reduce traffic congestion as well as journey times, create safe travel environment in Athy and improve public transport accessibility.

Work at the project site is expected to begin in the coming weeks.

The initial works at the site will include fencing works, site setup, site clearance, and utility diversions.

BAM Ireland CEO Theo Cullinane said: “As a local company headquartered in Kill, BAM is delighted to have been appointed by Kildare County Council to deliver this vital project for Athy The distributor road will alleviate congestion in Athy’s beautiful historic centre, reduce journey times significantly in the area and provide a wonderful amenity along the Barrow.

“In recent years we have also completed the Athy water treatment plant as well as Osberstown WWTP Upgrade and Ballymore Eustace WTP.”

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BAM Civil secured contract to build Athy Distributor Road Development in Ireland. Credit: Malachi Witt from Pixabay.

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