The new M11 Gorey to Enniscorthy motorway bypass in County Wexford has officially opened to traffic. Three new sections of road combine to create the M11 Gorey to Enniscorthy Public Private Partnership Scheme, the M11/N11 mainline, the N30 dual carriageway and the N30 mainline.
The scheme will result in reductions in travel times on the Dublin to Wexford route of approximately 15 minutes during off-peak times and 30 minutes during peak times.
The PPP contract was awarded to BAM PPP PGGM Iridium in October 2015. The design and construction activities were delivered by a joint venture between BAM Civil Ltd and Dragados Ireland Ltd.
Costing €400 million, the combined 39 km of the M11 motorway and associated roads have been under construction since January 2016 and have been completed on schedule with 1,850,000 person-hours completed on-site during the construction period.
he scheme includes fifty-seven new structures, including eight overbridges, five under bridges, thirty-one farm accommodation underpasses, and three Rail River bridges.
Cormac O’Rourke Chairman TII stated, “The completion of the M11 Gorey to Enniscorthy motorway marks another significant milestone in modernising our national road infrastructure. It will improve road user safety as well as help to provide the southeast region of the country with the capacity to manage economic growth well into the future