Cork Road R680 Green Route, Waterford

€18 million
Waterford City and County Council

Underpinned by integrated enhancements and prioritisation for public transport (bus and coach) and vulnerable road users; the R680 Green Route transformed the previous four lane ‘road’ arrangement to deliver a multifunctional ‘people’ orientated streetscape with a comprehensive range of road safety, accessibility, connectivity and place making benefits along the heavily trafficked historical Mall and Quays sections of the Phase 1 corridor.


Completed in 2012, DBFL undertook the following tasks;


1) Initial site audits, user audits, data collection and traffic surveys
2) Scheme Option Development and Preliminary Design Stage
3) Network modelling and scheme simulations (Paramics)
3) Key Stakeholder and Part VIII Consultation exercises
4) Review of preliminary proposals and Detail Design Stage
5) Scheme costings and Tender Documentation preparation
6) Tender Evaluation and management of contractor procurement process
7) PSDP Services throughout the duration of this commission
8) Supervision of construction works
9) Contractual claims advice and claims management services.


Reclassified as a regional route following the opening of the N25 Waterford Bypass in 2009, the R680 runs for a distance of almost 10km from the City Boundary in Ferrybank (to the north), through the city centre, and south-westwards as far as the junction between the Cork Road and Outer Ring Road. The section over which the Green route has been implemented is considered the most sensitive city centre stretch upon which numerous conflicting demands from a range of different road users necessitated an appropriate balance to be reached as part of an integrated sustainable solution for the city centre.


DBFL completed the Preliminary Design and Public Consultation Stage, Contract Documentation and Tender Evaluation / Award Stage and Construction Stage. DBFL also acted as PSDP.

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