R153 Local Distributor Road (LDR6)
See the recent progress from above the R153 Local Distributor Road (LDR6) from Ferganstown to Ballymacon in Meath.
DBFL were appointed by Meath County Council almost 3 years ago on this €6.7M LIHAF project to the east of Navan Town Centre with the objective of opening up lands for future residential and employment development. DBFL brought the scheme from planning, through detail design and procurement culminating in construction of approximately 1.2km of single lane contra flow carriageway with three roundabout junctions and a signalized priority junction at the tie in with Kenstown Road and Metges Road. The road design took direction from DMURS and the National Cycle Manual as well as Meath County Council experience and extended existing pedestrian and cycle routes from Metges Road into the site along the entire route.
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. ( @15 seconds)
Another significant element of the project was delivery of strategic water supply and drainage works on behalf of Irish Water. This included almost a kilometre of 500mm diameter ductile iron watermain (@60 seconds) and twin HDPE rising mains (140mm and 280mm diameter) feeding a 750mm diameter gravity foul sewer.