DRD Roads Service (NI), National Roads Authority (RoI) and Louth County Council (RoI)
About the project
This €96 million road scheme was jointly procured by the Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland governments and was completed in August 2007. It is a strategically important route between Belfast and Dublin, linking the A1 and N1 carriageways.
The scheme involved the construction of 14km of dual carriageway, including 12 bridges, 14 culverts and 1 pedestrian footbridge. This was a particularly complex project due to environmental issues associated with the close proximity of the project to the Ring of Gullion, an area of outstanding natural beauty and crossing of the Flurry Bog.
ChandlerKBS provided procurement, partnering and cost advice for this scheme, which was the first major cross border scheme with joint employers DRD Roads Service in Northern Ireland, National Roads Authority and Louth County Council in the Republic of Ireland.