€16 million Contract Signed for M28 motorway linking Rochestown with Ringaskiddy

Valerie O' Sullivan, Chief Executive, Cork County Council, Mitch Tunikowski, VP Growth and Sales  Jacobs engineering and Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr. Frank O'Flynn, at the cibtract signing for the new M28 motorway.

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 12 km M28 motorway has been in progress over the last 2 years with traffic continuing to move throughout.  When complete the new motorway will bring strong social and economic benefits to the entire area, facilitating greater access to the Port of Cork’s new container terminal, as well as the IDA lands in this area.”

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,

Valerie O'Sullivan

Chief Executive

Cork County Council Headquarters, County Hall, Carrigrohane Road, Cork, Ireland. Eircode: T12 R2NC.

This development forms part of the Governments Project Ireland 2040 and will bring both safety and economic benefits.  The scheme includes a number of active travel measures with an interface with the Lee to Sea greenway, together with an extension to the existing Ballybrack Valley Pedestrian and Cycle Scheme in Douglas.