February update on Athy road

Special meeting Re Athy Distributor Road :

1. Advance contracts August 2018 – Feb 2019

2. Soil sampling Asbestos – March 2018

3. Archeology – July 2018 onwards

4. Land acquisition – March2018 onwards

5. Pre tenders evaluated Q1 2019

6. Tenders awarded Q 3 2019

7. Main road commences Q1 2020

8. Road opens Q1 2022

Just have come from the special Cllr meeting with Cllr Aoife Breslin .

Above are the time lines we were given today , work is ongoing on the road and we were again informed that there is no problem regarding funding. The road will have a special noise reduction surface the full length, similar to what you see and hear at Newlands cross in Dublin. Soil testing for Asbestos will commence in March this year and will be completed by a competent , ISO registered company. Work will be completed on the stream at Corran Ard in June and July of this year . A protective barrier will also be put in place along the route in the coming months for the safety of everybody. Archeological testing will commence in the summer of this year 2018. Consultation with landowners and those affected by the works will commence next week. Detailed design works will carry on throughout 2018. The road will have a 60km speed limit. New bridges at river barrow and railway line .We were told work on main road will commence in Q1 2020 and the road will open in Q 1 2022.

As always we are available to meet and or answer any questions you may have.

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