The €215m Dunkettle Interchange project is progressing well and is on target for the completion date of March 2024, according to the executive of Cork County Council.
The project is to create a number of direct road links with the N8, N25, N40 and links to the R623 in Little Island and Burys Bridge in Dunkettle.
This week, Cork County Council Senior Engineer Jim Molloy said the large 27.5m bridge beams had been successfully installed along with other developments.
“Earthworks are ongoing at various locations across the site, with works also progressing on four major structures.
Mr Molloy also said a section of the Link Road between the M8 and N40 can be used, once works in the vicinity are complete. Mr Molloy estimated this would be in the shorter term.
N40 Update: #CorkTraffic Following minor delays on the N40, Traffic Management on the N8 on slip from the Dunkettle Interchange has been removed. Journey times are returning to normal with works near the Glashaboy bridge resuming next week. @TIITraffic @CorkSafetyAlert— Dunkettle Interchange (@dunkettleint) June 24, 2021
On the Dunkettle Interchange website, which brings regular updates on the progress of the project, the team reminded people there is a temporarily reduced speed limit of 60 km/hr for the Dunkettle site area and motorists are requested to abide by the new speed limit to enhance the safety of the personnel working on-site and road users themselves.
For further information on the project log onto dunkettle.ie.
Click on the link below if you would like to signup and view the latest progress updates on the new Dunkettle Interchange:https://t.co/RqJiD4v9Vd— Dunkettle Interchange (@dunkettleint) August 11, 2020