John Sisk & Son has been awarded the contract for the Dunkettle Interchange Upgrade Scheme. The project includes changes to the N8, the N25 and the N40 and links to the R623 in Little Island and Burys Bridge in Dunkettle while also making provision for pedestrian and cyclist facilities.
The main construction works involve the reconfiguration of the existing Dunkettle Interchange to a free-flowing interchange. The proposed development includes the following elements of infrastructure:
- A series of direct road links between the N8, the N25 and the N40 and links to the R623 Regional Road in Little Island and Burys Bridge in Dunkettle;
- One grade-separated junction arrangement at the existing N25 to the east of the existing Dunkettle Interchange facilitating access to Little Island;
- Two roundabouts at the grade-separated junction;
- 24 Primary structures and various other ancillary structures of various forms;
- Several culverts where the scheme crosses watercourses or intertidal areas;
- Intelligent Transport Systems;
- Pedestrian and cyclist facilities.
Complex infrastructure projects
Paul Brown, COO, UK Construction and Civil Engineering, John Sisk & Son said: “John Sisk & Son has been involved at the Dunkettle Interchange Upgrade Scheme since 2018. Sisks have reached an advanced stage in the enabling works phase and are looking forward to continuing our relationship with Transport Infrastructure for Ireland (TII). Sisk has a strong track record of delivering complex infrastructure projects to the highest standards of safety and quality, and we look forward to working collaboratively with TII, our supply chain partners and all stakeholders at Dunkettle to achieve this.”