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N22 - Macroom to Ballyvourney (Macroom Bypass) [under construction]

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  • Registered Users Posts: 529 ✭✭✭ aisling86




  • Registered Users Posts: 4,892 ✭✭✭ Chris_5339762


    Still the bit inbetween the two bypasses is untouched. I'm sure they know what they're doing, but its just weird!


  • Registered Users Posts: 529 ✭✭✭ aisling86


    Drove the mill road this morning it's a fabulous job.


  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 13,204 Mod ✭✭✭✭ marno21




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  • Registered Users, Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 6,280 Mod ✭✭✭✭ yerwanthere123


    Wow, that's unreal!


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,521 ✭✭✭ Newtown90


    Looks great!

    Any idea when the mill road is reopening?


  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 13,204 Mod ✭✭✭✭ marno21


    Newtown90 wrote: »
    Looks great!

    Any idea when the mill road is reopening?

    It reopened yesterday. No more lengthy closures


  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 13,204 Mod ✭✭✭✭ marno21


    Pics courtesy n22bbm.ie

    Possibly the Millstreet Road interchange
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    Carrigaphooca (interface with existing N22)
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    Reverse angle of previous photo
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    Possibly Carrigaphooca again
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    Possibly Millstreet Road
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    Carrigaphooca again
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    Looks like new Mill Road alignment
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    Lainey bridge
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    Pillars for R618 bridge
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  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 13,204 Mod ✭✭✭✭ marno21


    http://www.n22bbm.ie/nuashonru-maidir-le-pleascadh-carraigeacha-ar-an-gceapach-thiar-update-on-rock-blasting-at-cappagh-west/

    Some information on rock blasting which took place at Cappagh West which is east of the Mullaghanish Road at the back of Ballyvourney. Rock removal is complete there and rock removal work has moved east to Tonn Lain and Coolnacaheragh (which is the section between the Clondrohid Road out of Ballymakeera and where the new N22 crosses the existing N22 east of Ballymakeera).


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  • Registered Users Posts: 529 ✭✭✭ aisling86


    https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=Er0VeEZXcMU

    Drone October update posted on macroom notice board.


  • Registered Users Posts: 521 ✭✭✭ Prowetod


    A couple of posts on LinkedIn by the contractors/subcontractors over the past week or two.

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    A nice drone shot of our newest addition to the fleet on its first test run pulling another 53m, 150T load for our clients. This lorry, our first with a torque converter is plated for 250T increasing the range of services we can now offer in terms of abnormal and heavy haulage. Here at Whitten Road Haulage we like to invest into increasing our ability to provide additional capacity to our clients. LINK

    Here's a short video of it going through a roundabout enroute.
    Jons Civil Engineering Company Ltd & our JV Partner John Cradock Limited - JCL on the N22 are pleased to say that works are progressing on one of our 5 no. overbridges, S24 Coolyhane Overbridge, for the N22 Baile Bhuirne to Macroom Road Development with precast beams from Banagher Precast Concrete having been installed on the 19th and 21st of October 2020 using Wm. O'Brien 750T mobile crane with 96T of ballast.

    There are 15 no. beams on this structure with 10 no. beams being 12m long and weighing approx. 20T and the 5 no. beams on the central span, under which the new N22 Mainline will pass, being 26.35m long and weighing 50T.

    All beams were delivered to site overnight, by Whitten Road Haulage, so as to cause no traffic jams or disruption to members of the public. Overall on this scheme there are also 25 no. underbridges to construct and 4 no. riverbridges to construct.” LINK

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    Edit: if you're using firefox like myself you may not see the pictures


  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 13,204 Mod ✭✭✭✭ marno21


    Thanks a mil for copying those over :)

    There’s long beams ready to be deployed where the new N22 crosses the old N22 at Carrigaphooca. I think that’s the 53m ones above.


  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 13,204 Mod ✭✭✭✭ marno21




    Drone footage from very recently of the scheme. Many of the structures are really taking shape now and some of the cuttings are also on show in the above.

    Work has finally started on the section between the two towns recently also. Heavy rock breaking underway east of the Ballyvourney East interchange, and crews also out now parallel to the existing N22 at Coolavokig and just west of the Carrigaphooca crossing (work until now had been kept to the east of the existing N22).

    Work has been ongoing on the Ballyvourney bypass for some time also, the massive structure spanning the River Bohill and the Mullaghanish Road is well underway.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,627 ✭✭✭ cantalach


    marno21 wrote: »


    Drone footage from very recently of the scheme. Many of the structures are really taking shape now and some of the cuttings are also on show in the above.

    Nice. And we can pretend we’re back in Sir Henry’s while watching :) Utah Saints don’t do copyright strikes?


  • Registered Users Posts: 667 ✭✭✭ BelfastVanMan


    cantalach wrote: »
    Nice. And we can pretend we’re back in Sir Henry’s while watching :) Utah Saints don’t do copyright strikes?

    Not if it's something good... :-P


  • Registered Users Posts: 775 ✭✭✭ Paddico


    Sie Henrys .... now there is a blast ....


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,434 ✭✭✭ dmeehan


    marno21 wrote: »


    Drone footage from very recently of the scheme.

    Grand soft day


  • Registered Users Posts: 667 ✭✭✭ BelfastVanMan


    dmeehan wrote: »
    Grand soft day

    Pardon?


  • Registered Users Posts: 495 ✭✭ KrisW1001


    Pardon?

    There's misty rain all through that video. Or, to use the common expression, it's a "grand soft day".


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,299 ✭✭✭ serfboard


    marno21 wrote: »
    Drone footage from very recently of the scheme.
    Thanks for posting this - it really gives a good picture of the massive extent of this scheme and the work that is required.

    One thing I was interested in if anyone knows - there are some quite large dips in the scheme. I think for motorways there is only supposed to be a certain gradient - is it the same for 2+2 roads, and so will those dips be filled?


  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 13,204 Mod ✭✭✭✭ marno21


    serfboard wrote: »
    Thanks for posting this - it really gives a good picture of the massive extent of this scheme and the work that is required.

    One thing I was interested in if anyone knows - there are some quite large dips in the scheme. I think for motorways there is only supposed to be a certain gradient - is it the same for 2+2 roads, and so will those dips be filled?

    Motorway max gradient is 3% (4% relaxation) and 2+2 max gradient is 4% (5% relaxation)

    There’s some cuttings and embankments left to be done in the above, primarily around structures. For example the Millstreet Road junction has a lot of earthworks yet to be done.

    The challenges of terrain in this scheme is huge, there’s several rapid terrain changes in the ~7km Macroom bypass alone as seen above


  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 13,204 Mod ✭✭✭✭ marno21


    http://www.n22bbm.ie/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Newsletter-3-N22-BBM-final-English.pdf

    Newsletter #3 has been released.

    Beam lifts to take place in December/January on the Laney river bridge, the Foherish bridge (near the existing N22 at Carrigaphooca) and the R618 overbridge. The retaining walls for the R618 overbridge only went up in the last 2 weeks for regular users of the Mill Road like myself.


  • Registered Users Posts: 529 ✭✭✭ aisling86




  • Registered Users Posts: 19,015 ✭✭✭✭ Water John


    Thanks, Aisling, happened to see the first beam being swung into position today.
    Sorry I've never mastered putting up pics or videos.


  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 13,204 Mod ✭✭✭✭ marno21




  • Registered Users Posts: 4,299 ✭✭✭ serfboard


    marno21 wrote: »
    Video of the beam lift
    Not a good video, but the same lad has some good photos, like this one here

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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,039 ✭✭✭ theguzman


    A fair journey to bring that down from Banagher or was it poured on site? Would it be moved by back roads or the Motorway from Portlaoise down?


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,015 ✭✭✭✭ Water John


    They travel on a split lorry, same as wind turbines. I think there is a total of about 6 on site, sitting on jacks. Just one shift lorry on site. They travel at night.


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  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 13,204 Mod ✭✭✭✭ marno21


    theguzman wrote: »
    A fair journey to bring that down from Banagher or was it poured on site? Would it be moved by back roads or the Motorway from Portlaoise down?
    Open to correction on this but I believe it's down to Birr on the R439, then N62 down to the M8 and onto Cork. I saw a convoy of 4 trucks on the N40 westbound last week at 7:30pm or so but these weren't the longest beams I've seen yet.


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