GROUND investigation works at Dunkettle are on track for completion in February ahead of the complete redevelopment of the interchange next year.
In an update to the public, the Dunkettle project team said separate archaeological resolution works at the fulacht fiadh near the Gaelscoil should now reach completion before Christmas.
Construction of the necessary access points into the site from the existing road network will continue up to Christmas.
The proposed development comprises the reconfiguration of the existing Dunkettle Interchange to a free-flowing interchange in so far as practicable so that traffic movements aren’t conflicted by opposing traffic movements.
The changes will include 52 major structures, four roundabouts and a grade-separated junction arrangement
The busy interchange carries approximately 80,000 to 100,000 cars a day and connects with the M8 to Dublin, N25 to Waterford as well as the Lower Glanmire Road and N40 South Ring and is presently operating significantly above capacity and regularly suffers from severe traffic congestion at peak periods.
The project is expected to cost up to €100m.