Commuters and residents will be delighted to read that the works on the M7 widening project and Sallins bypass are making progress. Below are updates on the various projects underway associated with the construction work. Credit must go to Kildare County Council and SIAC for their work on this site and the update that they have provided.
Johnstown to Naas
Works on the first phase between Junctions 8 (Johnstown) and Junction 10 (Naas South) are on track to finish by Spring 2019 with the majority of the piped drainage in this phase installed. Currently, 11 Gantries with concrete foundations are under construction including capping/ pavement sub-formation operations and the installation of concrete drainage channels.
The contractor began works on phase 2 including putting in place the extension of the traffic management between Junctions 10 (Naas South) and Junction 11 (M7/M9 merge). At present, phase 2 will advance the contractual commitment for completion of mainline works by spring 2019.
New Interchange for Osberstown
Construction of the northwest, southwest and southeast embankments are progressing well with the northeast embankment close to completion. Construction of the central pier is at an advanced stage.
The construction of a new bridge under the Dublin – Cork/Limerick railway line was installed over the 2018 Easter bank holiday weekend and work continues on the required drainage and earthworks. The works on structured piling is progressing on other structures and a temporary crossing (Bailey bridge) is installed on first crossing over River Liffey. The Osberstown Interchange and Sallins Bypass schedule for completion by end of 2019.