N22 Gortatlea to Farranfore

N22 Gortatlea to Farranfore

Client: National Roads Authority Malone O’Regan McGillacuddy, Consulting Engineers

General Description

The N22 road improvement scheme marks the completion of a further 3.94km of National Primary Road improvements in County Kerry. It is the second section of the N22 to be completed between Tralee and Killarney, the two largest towns in the county. The link between Tralee and Killarney is of national strategic importance as both urban centres have together been identified as a Linked Hub in the National Spatial Strategy for Ireland 2002 – 2020. The N22 links Kerry with Cork and is of vital importance to the economic well being of the country.

  • 3.94km of new carriageway
  • 300m of supporting Gabion Walls
  • 2 of bridges
  • An in-situ concrete arch overbridge with 50m span
  • A 3-span river bridge on bored piled foundations
  • 3,500,000m3 of excavation
  • Flood relief channel & structures
  • 6 No side roads
  • 6 No culverts
  • 3 km of safety barrier
  • 14.25km of permanent fencing
  • 65,600sq.m of Hot Rolled Asphalt Wearing Coarse
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