St Margaret’s Phase 2 was the creation of a new link road to the IKEA Dublin store from the M50 Ballymun Road. Careys Building & Civil Engineering linked the store to the existing St Margarets Road and thereafter to Junction 5 of the M50/N2.
This contract was subdivided into two packages. Package 1 of the project entailed realignment of our initial St Margaret’s Road package. This included demolition of 300m of the Phase 1 alignment and replacement with 380m of a new 45m wide dual carriageway with cycleways and footpaths, incorporating three signalled junctions and an additional eastbound lane, which would open up surrounding plots for future development. Our team also upgraded the junction at the main entrance to the IKEA store, installed signalled pedestrian crossings and constructed two bus stops and one loading bay.
Package 2 of the works entailed extension of Phase 1 works to the Hampton Wood development and construction of a link road to the remaining section of St Margaret’s Road. The works involved the installation of new service infrastructure to link existing services and provide for future developments on adjacent sites. Furthermore, we constructed 550m of new road to replace the existing road between Poppintree 5 and Hampton Wood. We tested signals and carried out dry runs to ensure traffic flowed freely and then implemented a sequenced handover of sections of the road diverting traffic from the old road alignment to the new.
The project involved significant earthworks in moving approximately 100,000m3 of soil from around the development and using stockpiled earth to level land adjacent to the M50 for future development. Elements of the phased completions coincided with the opening of the IKEA Dublin store and completion of Junction 4 on the M50 Upgrade. Our team was centrally involved in the successful planning and operation of the traffic management plan including temporary traffic diversions and liaison with multiple different councils.