J. B. Barry and Partners have won the Geoscience Ireland Award 2015 for our involvement on the Ballaghaderreen Bypass. The project utilised innovation and was managed in an organised and objective based manner from concept to completion. The Client, Consultants and Contractors involved proved their worth by setting a high bar for how infrastructure projects should be delivered going forward to minimise the effect on the environment.
Roscommon County Council must be commended for their forward planning on this project. RCC purchased and applied for planning permission for land adjacent to the road to be utilised as material recovery areas. This enabled J. B. Barry and Partners, and later the contractor, to utilise their engineering knowledge and expertise to balance the geotechnical elements of the project.
The Bypass of Ballaghaderreen is approximately 13.5 kilometres long, single carriageway National Primary road which commences in the townland of Currinah, and terminates in the townland of Rathkeery. The purpose of the scheme was to fulfil the following objectives: