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Kinsale Road Interchange

  • Cork City Council
  • Cork
  • Arup Consulting Engineers (Cork)
  • € 41 Million
  • August 2006

New interchange constructed in live traffic comprising

  • 3 km dual carriageway
  • Bridge installation - 2 span overbridge on piled reinforced earth embankments, pedestrian underpasses, draiang, rock slop stabilisation and major piling works.
  • Associated tie-ins/side roads and signalling
  • Major traffic interface to facilitate 100,000vehciles using the existing rouanbout daily
  • Design & Build project completed 2 months ahead of schedule

The Bridge installation involved

  • twin span constructed during a 36 hour window each deck comprising of 105t 37.5m span precast W-Beams lifted using a 500t crane
  • Precast parapet installation during the 36 hr bridge installation

Traffic Management: Measures taken

  • Independent road safety audit on traffic management plans
  • All traffic management designed to UK Ch. 8
  • Temporary speed restriction at 60Kph were put in place
  • Variogaurd barrier installed to separate traffic in contra flow situations
  • 24 hr freephone service to record complaints
  • Continual maintenance of traffic management plan

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