Kildare County Council has confirmed that the civils works contract for major bridge rehabilitation works on the M7 has been awarded to GLAS Civil Engineering Ltd. The successful contractor has been appointed following an extensive tender process.
The Major bridge rehabilitation works, which are being funded by Transport Infrastructure Ireland, are being undertaken at the M7, Junction 10, Newbridge Road Overbridge and the M7, Newhall Overbridge (Rathangan Road). Upon completion, the structures will be re-waterproofed, resurfaced and their parapets upgraded. At the M7, Newhall Overbridge a shared cycleway & footway is also being constructed to facilitate a future active travel route across the M7 motorway.
The project also includes pavement remedial works at Great Connell Overbridge, Corbally Overbridge and Kineagh Road Overbridge.
Works are due to commence at Great Connell and Newbridge Road Overbridges at the beginning of June with the overall contract due for completion in November.
Welcoming the announcement, Sonya Kavanagh, Chief Executive, Kildare County Council said, “we are delighted to reach this major milestone on this important project. We look forward to continuing to work closely with the team at GLAS Civil Engineering to deliver the major bridge rehabilitation works for the benefit of motorists on the M7 for years to come.”
Due to the nature of the works and the requirement for traffic management at all structures, disruption to traffic is regrettably unavoidable. Kildare County Council will endeavour to minimise the disruption caused to the travelling public. To ensure minimum inconvenience for the travelling public works will not be undertaken concurrently at the adjacent Newbridge Road Overbridge and Newhall Overbridge.
Kildare County Council would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience that may be caused to the public as a consequence of these essential bridge rehabilitation works.
Source: Kildare County Council