Cork appoints Atkins to steer ring street enchancment

The N40
The N40

Atkins will take the function of lead technical advisor to Cork Metropolis Council on upgrading the N40 city ring street, which is a 15.5km strategic route throughout the south of town.

Atkins’ affiliate director, John O’Donovan, stated the N40 Ten T Enchancment was an necessary win for Atkins because the venture would assist to guard the strategic perform of the N40 for the long run and assist financial development. The street presently experiences vital congestion and unreliable ranges of service throughout peak durations.

Over the following 18 months Atkins’ multi-disciplinary crew will tackle idea design, feasibility and choice choice.

The stretch in scope for enchancment runs between the Dunkettle Interchange to the east of Cork Metropolis, and the Poulavone Junction (N22) to the south west of Cork Metropolis, encompassing 11 junctions.

John Stapleton, senior engineer at Cork Metropolis Council, stated: “Cork Metropolis is about to expertise vital inhabitants and financial development within the interval to 2040 as referenced in Challenge Eire 2040, the nationwide planning framework and the nationwide growth plan.

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“Sustainable development of the kind anticipated will assist drive the native, regional and nationwide financial system. To attain these broad strategic targets the state recognises the necessity to put money into transport infrastructure, specifically the place such funding levers worth and integrates current transport infrastructure.

“The N40 Ten T Transport Infrastructure Enchancment will serve simply such a perform. It’s an important piece of transport infrastructure, offering a lot wanted connectivity round Cork Metropolis.”

Along with designing enhancements to allow higher site visitors move, Atkins will even use its carbon evaluation instrument to calculate the carbon impression of the assorted choices.

Atkins can also be presently engaged on the Cork Metropolis Northern Transport Challenge (CCNTP), which features a new strategic northern hall round Cork Metropolis.

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