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The Fermoy-Mitchelstown Road project involves the construction of 16 km of dual carriageway from Fermoy to Mitchelstown together with associated accommodation works and consequential works necessary in order to complete the scheme (see Location Maps, Aerial Mapping and Longitudinal Sections in Volume 2). Within that section, access to and from the Fermoy-Mitchelstown Road will be restricted to three key grade separated junctions at Moorepark, Ballybeg and Carrigane.
The proposed Fermoy-Mitchelstown Road commences at Moorepark, north of Fermoy and crosses the River Funshion. It runs parallel to and to the west of the existing N8. Passing west of the Ballinglanna Woods it crosses the Glencorra Stream at three locations. Near Caherdrinny Castle the route turns northeast to cross the existing N8, south of Mitchelstown. Oriented towards Skeheenarinky, the route keeps south of the existing N8 and terminates at the proposed grade separated junction at Carrigane, with a connection to the existing N8. The proposed N8 Carrigane to Cashel scheme north of Carrigane is also in preparation at present.
Progress Update –24th March 2009
Construction works on the N8 Fermoy-Mitchelstown Scheme are currently progressing well in a number of areas:
In overall terms the works are progressing very well and it remains apparent that a significant improvement will be achieved in relation to the originally scheduled completion date of March 2010. However, a number of the finishing items including final surfacing, lining etc are heavily weather dependent. Accordingly, it remains impossible to accurately predict a completion date for the scheme but we will issue a further progress update next month.
In the meantime members of the public with queries/comments on the ongoing works are invited to contact the site office on 025-41600.
Progress Update – 20th January 2009
Construction works are ongoing in a number of areas of the N8 Fermoy-Mitchelstown site at present.
In overall terms it is already apparent that a significant improvement will be achieved in relation to the originally scheduled completion date of March 2010. It is now apparent that the new road will be open to traffic before the end of this year. Also, the Contractor, Roadbridge Construction Limited are currently mobilising additional resources with a view to further improving on the completion date for the scheme. A full reprogramming exercise is currently underway for the outstanding work elements. This exercise should be completed before the end of next month and a revised likely completion date will be circulated at that stage.
N8 Fermoy-Mitchelstown Scheme
Progress Update –4th November 2008
The final overbridge on the n8 Fermoy-Mitchelstown Scheme will be opened at the Ballyclough Road within the next two weeks. To date, overbridges have been completed and opened to traffic at the Caherdrinny Road, the Ballybeg Interchange, the Brigown Road, the Araglen Road and the Ballyporeen Road. Completion of the Ballyclogh Road Overbridge will ensure that works on the mainline N8 can proceed uninterrupted by traffic on the various minor roads.
As shown on the attached photographs, paving works are well advanced on the southern half of the scheme between Moorepark Interchange and the proposed new interchange at Ballybeg. Pavement construction works will get underway on the northern half of the scheme between Ballybeg Interchange and the northern tie in point at Kilbehenny next week. These works will continue over the winter months and should be substantially complete by next summer.
The works remain on target to improve significantly on the original due completion date of March 2010. We now expect the Fermoy-Mitchelstown section of the N8 route will certainly be open to traffic during 2009.
Progress Update –7th October 2008
Significant progress is currently being made on the pavement construction element of the Fermoy-Mitchelstown Scheme on the N8 route. Construction of the sub-base layer of the new road has been ongoing between the existing Moorepark Interchange and the proposed interchange at Ballybeg over recent weeks. At the moment pavement construction is focused on the Moorepark Interchange area. Pavement works will also be ongoing over the coming weeks in association with the new layout on the Ballyporeen Road. In overall terms it is hoped to improve significantly on the original target completion of March 2010 and it is now anticipated that the Fermoy-Mitchelstown section of the N8 route will be open to traffic next year.
Progress Update – 8th September 2008
Significant progress continues to be made on the Fermoy-Mitchelstown Contract on the N8 route despite recent weather conditions. It is currently hoped that the new bridges at the Ballyclogh Road, the Araglen Road and the Ballyporeen Road will all be opened to traffic within the coming 4/6 weeks. N8 main line pavement construction works are currently ongoing between the Ballybeg Interchange and the Glenwood Road. Construction of the road sub-base in this area is now approximately 50% complete and it is hoped to further improve output under this heading if weather conditions improve over the coming weeks.
Roadbridge Limited, Civil Engineering Building Contractors, are the main contractors on the scheme. They have now completed a re-assessment of their overall programme for the Contract and the target completion date has been brought forward to December 2009, 4 months ahead of the originally scheduled date.
Progress Update –25th June 2008
Construction works on the Fermoy-Mitchelstown Scheme are progressing well.
In overall terms, we remain confident that the due completion date of March 2010 will be achieved.
Cork National Roads Office, Richmond, Glanmire, Co. Cork.
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