Careys Building & Civil Engineering has been contracted to construct the Kilmeena Section of the Westport to Mulranny Road Scheme, which connects Westport and Mulranny in County Mayo.
On the N59 Kilmeena Section road realignment scheme, we have been tasked with carrying out approximately 2.65km of road realignment, including the realignment of five side road junctions. We are also responsible for the:
- Widening of two existing bridges,
- Reconfiguration of six number culverts and the
- Construction of a 40m reinforced concrete (RC) retaining wall
- Creation of various reconfigured accommodation works access roads
Works are currently progressing well on-site. We reached an important milestone, on Friday the 21st of December 2018, when we opened two lanes of carriageway, for the first 450m of the scheme – removing traffic management for the holiday period.
Maintaining high levels of on-site and local health and safety
Our scope of works on this scheme consists mainly of carrying out on-line widening, with some isolated sections of off-line construction. The cross section of the proposed roadway is Type 3 Single Carriageway.
Certain sections of the existing Great Western Greenway will need to be incorporated into the carriageway cross section at various locations. This will require some offline realignment of the greenway itself.
The Great Western greenway runs adjacent to the existing carriageway, on the western side, along the N59 in Kilmeena. In the area where our works are to be carried out, Mayo County Council has stipulated that this section of the greenway must remain open throughout the duration of the project. In order to facilitate this, and to enable continued and safe access for users of the greenway, we have put in place a temporary greenway diversion, which will be maintained, as required, throughout the length of the scheme.
Additionally, in another attempt to facilitate a safer working environment throughout the duration of the scheme, we have applied for and are implementing a speed limit order, which reduces the allowed speed through our works area from 100kph to 60kph.