New Ross bypass work to begin in weeks

The world's longest three tower extradosed bridge will be built over the River Barrow in New Ross.

The plans were announced today as a €230 million deal was agreed for the construction of a 13.6km bypass of New Ross in County Wexford. The dual carriageway will include the new bridge which is a type of cable-stay structure and will measure 887m, running from Pink Point in Kilkenny to Strokestown in County Wexford.

Work will get underway on the new bypass in March and it is expected to ease congestion in New Ross, which has always been extremely heavy in the morning and evening rush hours. Over 2,000 people are expected to be employed during the works.

The new bypass is part of the Government's capital plan from 2016 to 2022 and will take three years to complete. It is expected to be operational in 2019.