Bantry Relief Road

Sustainable Infrastructure

Location: Bantry, Co. Cork
Client: Cork County Council
Status: Active
Overall Project Value: €5,000,000
Start Date: April 2023
End Date: March 2025

Brief Description

The proposed Bantry Relief Road (Phase 1) scheme is necessary to divert through traffic from the more constrained streets within the town of Bantry. The N71 to the east of the Town Centre Square experiences major congestion and the proposed relief road will help alleviate much of the through traffic. The road requires significant earthwork and involves 9 junctions to existing roads, future developments or farm accesses along the road. The scheme will require surface water drainage, fencing, road marking, signage, landscaping, public lighting, accommodation works.

The primary objective of the scheme is to provide a strategic transport link at the northeast side of the town of Bantry which will minimise traffic delays and congestion within the town and allow the movement of goods and services around the town. The project also includes active travel provision along its full length. It will also facilitate multimodal access to primary and secondary schools and Bantry General Hospital. In line with current and past development plans it will facilitate the development of zoned lands to the east of town. It will allow for the continued development of Bantry as a tourist town on the Wild Atlantic Way consistent with the County Development Plan.

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FT Responsibilities

Cork County Council has appointed Fehily Timoney and Company for the Bantry Relief Road Phase 1 project. The Consulting Engineering Services will include TII Phases 5 to 7 Detailed Design, Enabling and Procurement, Construction and Close out.

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Approximate length

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New multi-modal route corridor

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Provides improved emergency services access for Bantry Hospital

Available positionsAll Careers

Position Sector Location
Associate Director – Highways and Active Travel Sustainable Infrastructure Cork, Dublin or Carlow
Principal Structural Design Engineer Sustainable Infrastructure Cork, Dublin or Carlow
Senior Engineer – Drainage Sustainable Infrastructure Cork, Dublin or Carlow
Principal Project Manager – Highways Sustainable Infrastructure Cork, Dublin or Carlow