The new M28 motorway linking Rochestown with Ringaskiddy has moved another step closer with the appointment of Jacobs Engineering Ireland Ltd as the Technical Advisors for the project. The scheme, which forms part of the Core Trans‐European Transport Network, will enable the strategic development of the Port of Corks facilities in Ringaskiddy whilst also supporting the economic development of the area, locally, regionally and nationally.
Funded by Transport Infrastructure Ireland, the €16m contract will see Jacobs Engineering Ireland oversee the implementation of Phase 5, completion of tender documentation and procurement of the works, Phase 6 Construction and Implementation of the main contract and Phase 7 Project Closeout and Review.
Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr Frank O’Flynn, welcomed the commencement of final stages of the project development stating,
The M28 motorway is scheduled to be completed by 2030 and will be a key part of the road infrastructure in Cork, improving connectivity with key urban areas such as Carrigaline, while providing vital access to the Port of Cork facilities in Ringaskiddy. The scheme will also increase the safety and capacity of the N28 corridor to meet existing and future traffic needs whilst also improving access to the M28 corridor in a safe and sustainable way.
Chief Executive of Cork County Council Valerie O’Sullivan added,