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Ireland€400m M11 motorway officially opens in Wexford

21:50  18 july  2019
21:50  18 july  2019 Source:   extra.ie

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€400m M11 motorway officially opens in Wexford © Provided by Associated Newspapers (Ireland) Limited, t/a dmg Media Ireland

The €400m M11 Gorey to Enniscorthy motorway bypass in Co. Wexford has officially opened to motorists.

Three new sections of road — the M11/N11 mainline, the N30 dual carridgeway and the N30 mainline — combine to create the M11 Gorey to Enniscorthy public-private partnership scheme.

€400m M11 motorway officially opens in Wexford © Provided by Associated Newspapers (Ireland) Limited, t/a dmg Media Ireland Pic: Patrick Browne The motorway incorporates a 27km stretch of new road form the end of the Gorey bypass at Clogh to Scurlockbush, south of Enniscorthy, an 8km single carriageway bypass west of Enniscorthy a 4km dual carridgeway linking the N11 and N80 and improvments to a number of side roads.

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€400m M11 motorway officially opens in Wexford © Provided by Associated Newspapers (Ireland) Limited, t/a dmg Media Ireland Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD with Cllr Michael Sheehan, Cathaoirleach of Wexford County Council. Pic: Patrick Browne

The government claims the new roads will reduce travel times between Dublin and Wexford by approximately 15 minutes during off-peak periods and 30 minutes during rush hour.

The bypass will relieve chronic traffic congestion through Enniscorthy town, with an estimated reduction of 6,000 vehicles a day.

A total of 39km of roads have been built since January 2016 as part of the scheme, which required 1.85m man hours to complete.

€400m M11 motorway officially opens in Wexford © Provided by Associated Newspapers (Ireland) Limited, t/a dmg Media Ireland Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD with Cllr Michael Sheehan, Cathaoirleach of Wexford County Council. Pic: Patrick Browne Around 129 previously unknown archaeological sites were uncovered and excavated during construction. The records of the finds has now been filed for public viewing at the National Museum of Ireland.

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Officially opening the motorway, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said: ‘The M11 Gorey to Enniscorthy Motorway is a first-class piece of transport infrastructure. I thank all involved in the efficient delivery of the project and I wish all who travel on the road a safe journey.’

€400m M11 motorway officially opens in Wexford © Provided by Associated Newspapers (Ireland) Limited, t/a dmg Media Ireland Pic: Patrick Browne The scheme includes 57 new structures, including eight overbridges, five underbridges, 31 farm accommodation underpasses, and three rail river bridges.

Cormac O’Rourke, chairman of Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) stated: ‘The completion of the M11 Gorey to Enniscorthy motorway marks another significant milestone in modernising our national road infrastructure.

‘It will improve road user safety as well as help to provide the southeast region of the country with the capacity to manage economic growth well into the future.’

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€400m M11 motorway officially opens in Wexford
€400m M11 motorway officially opens in Wexford
€400m M11 motorway officially opens in Wexford
€400m M11 motorway officially opens in Wexford
€400m M11 motorway officially opens in Wexford
€400m M11 motorway officially opens in Wexford
€400m M11 motorway officially opens in Wexford
€400m M11 motorway officially opens in Wexford
€400m M11 motorway officially opens in Wexford
€400m M11 motorway officially opens in Wexford
€400m M11 motorway officially opens in Wexford
€400m M11 motorway officially opens in Wexford

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