Careys Building & Civil Engineering acted as main contractor and PSCS for this design and build project to upgrade 4km of public roads in County Offaly. Our works were divided into two sections, 800m of road on the outskirts of Ballinagar village and 3.2km of road from the centre of Daingean village on the R402 towards Edenderry.
Embankment strengthening was employed on the Ballinagar section of the works and a full road closure was granted by Offaly County Council to facilitate this section of the works. Our team developed a detailed TM plan which separated local and heavy goods traffic and diverted them accordingly on the local roads or via the M6 motorway or N80 national road. The works on this section of road were completed in two days, after which the road was reopened to the public. The works involved online full pavement construction for sections of the works with tie ins and overlays at side roads and local roads.
Works in Daingean village were co-ordinated with Offaly County Council Water regarding the execution of watermain upgrades in the village. The project included installing ducts for future signalled junctions and pedestrian crossings, demolishing and replacing existing road gullies, raising ironworks and reinstating kerblines, and overlaying the existing main street surface. A Geogrid was installed on a regulating layer under the wearing course to help the new surface cope with the increased loadings due to windfarm construction phase traffic. The works involved close liaison with resident groups and local business owners to minimise disruption as works progressed.
On the next section of the road from Daingean village towards the windfarm we liaised with BnM, OCC, local residents, landowners and business owners to co-ordinate works. New storm collector networks were installed with road gullies along private residence entrances and new storm chambers were constructed on existing lines at Mill Lane and drainage connections completed.
The works in Daingean village and on the R402 were carried out under control of traffic lights and the road upgrades were completed in phases to reach certain milestones on the route of the works such as local festivals, community projects and business interests.