Careys Building & Civil Engineering completed a highways infrastructure contract in County Galway. The project provided vital road realignment for the area, removing multiple accident black spots, aiding traffic flow and easing congestion on a busy national route serving Galway City. The works were completed and the road fully opened to traffic in August 2016, approximately five months ahead of programme.
The works entailed the construction of approximately 5km of new road, 3km of which was built on the existing road footprint and required extensive phased traffic management. In addition to the main highway construction, we also delivered modifications to existing local side roads and junctions, carried out earthworks, installed drainage, watermains, telecommunications ducting and accommodation, and delivered associated landscaping works.
Rock extracted from the site was processed on-site for reuse in construction of the road and in the construction of dry stone walls throughout the scheme. Site investigations and on-site testing enabled us to develop a value engineering solution to reduce the depth of the capping layer across the site. This resulted in multiple sustainability benefits by reducing the amount of new material required, as well as the number of vehicle movements to and from site, minimising the impact construction traffic would have on this already busy national route.