LDR6 Project on behalf of Meath County Council completed
DBFL, together with Jons Civil Engineering Limited, have recently delivered the LDR 6 Project on behalf of Meath County Council. This local distributor road forms part of the strategic development of Navan Town Centre and the surrounding environs. The scheme was LIHAF funded and required the design and construction of almost 1.2km of single lane contraflow carriageway, and associated infrastructure, to allow for future planned expansion to the east of Navan Town Centre between the Kentstown Road (R153) and the Drogheda to Navan railway line. In addition to delivery of the access road, separate pedestrian and cycle paths were provided along the entire route.
In addition to the surface infrastructure, future accommodation was also provided for service utilities. A major element of this utility infrastructure was the installation of a new 750mm diameter sewer and 500mm diameter watermain on behalf of Irish Water as part of their larger strategic infrastructure network. Interim water services were also provided to manage the development of the lands over the medium term.
The alignment of the new road crosses the Mill Race Stream. This required Section 50 approval, detailed structural design and construction of a 24m long box culvert 3metres wide by 2metres high.
Restrictions on available land also called for a 90m long retaining wall with a maximum height of 3.1m to accommodate the rising road levels over the culvert.