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N5 - Westport to Turlough [under construction; 2022 completion]

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  • Registered Users Posts: 454 ✭✭ DumbBrunette


    Great pics, just needs the crash barrier and some lines painted and it's ready to go!

    Basically everything from around Islandeady eastwards is well advanced. West of Islandeady a lot more work is needed.



  • Registered Users Posts: 8,841 ✭✭✭ irishgeo


    The roundabout at the existing n5 isn't even started yet.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,807 ✭✭✭ godskitchen


    Wills bros apparently have pulled off the job since around St Patricks day and have not returned....

    Very little going on on any section of the road.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,807 ✭✭✭ 6541


    Any update on the Road ? Have the contractors walked off site ?



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,471 ✭✭✭ muddle84


    I drove from Newport to Westport this morning and there was plenty of work going on. Lots of machines working, I didn't see any machines parked up not working!



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,807 ✭✭✭ godskitchen


    Yes, machines working, nothing or very little belonging to wills.



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,807 ✭✭✭ 6541


    Can you tell me why has Will Bros walked off the job and what impact do you think this will have ?



  • Registered Users Posts: 454 ✭✭ DumbBrunette


    FWIW, the road works speed limit orders for this scheme are being extended to 5 May 2023, which lines up with the Q2 completion date the council has been referring to recently.

    A lot of the road could be finished before then, but there is still a lot of work to be done in the Westport area.



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,807 ✭✭✭ godskitchen


    You could well be right, plenty of talk from businesses in the area about they have pulled off site.

    Maybe someone can shed some light on the tendering process and contracts in relation to how fuel price rises are accounted for?



  • Registered Users Posts: 34 FreedomOfSpeechAndChoice


    FWIW?

    What does that mean?



  • Registered Users Posts: 491 ✭✭ KrisW1001




  • Registered Users Posts: 1,471 ✭✭✭ muddle84


    To the best of my knowledge the cost is locked in with the contract as is completion dates. Extras always appear and thats where the contractor will have increases in the agreed price. As far as i know diesel would be part of the fixed price so I would say that Wills are being hit hard with that as whatever contigency they would have allowed for wouldn't have accounted for the current situation.

    If the main contractor walks off the site they are breaking their part of the contract and they won't get paid, and I think leave themselves open to being sued?



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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,807 ✭✭✭ godskitchen


    Yes, may well be taken to court, but not probable I'd say. It's walk off site or go out of business, if the price of diesel is the issue.

    No way any company could carry the price increase we have seen over the last couple of months.



  • Registered Users Posts: 34 FreedomOfSpeechAndChoice


    Thanks.



  • Registered Users Posts: 5,102 ✭✭✭ prunudo


    Could it just be that Wills have taken their own machinery off site and kept the subbies on board. Means they aren't exposed to the diesel price rises and the contractors take the pain. Not right but could be what they're doing.



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,471 ✭✭✭ muddle84


    Their machines are still on site and unless they've changed their approach they used always supply diesel to the sub contractors, so the sub contractors wouldn't be affected by diesel increases! Mind you its 10 odd years since I worked for a sub contractor for Wills!!



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,311 ✭✭✭ Westernyelp


    Are Wills actually off those job or is it just nonsense talk by said poster?



  • Registered Users Posts: 10,258 ✭✭✭✭ Cookiemunster


    As I posted elsewhere, if they'd walked off the job 6 weeks ago there would be far wider coverage by now than a single poster on boards.ie. Not a single media outlet has reported it, not even the local ones.



  • Registered Users Posts: 491 ✭✭ KrisW1001


    I suspect that all that’s happened is the contractor has re-scheduled some of their more fuel-hungry tasks that need heavy plant into the future, in the hope that the price of diesel will be lower by then.



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