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M7 Project Update

M7 Naas to Newbridge Bypass Upgrade, M7 Osberstown Interchange and R407 Sallins Bypass… Project Update

  • The temporary 80 kilometre per hour speed limit remains in place on the M7 Naas - Newbridge By-Pass, due to ongoing works at M7- Junction 10 Newhall and at a number of verge locations at Newhall and Lewistown, where attenuation pond works by the contractor are still ongoing.  Pending completion of these works and in the interests of both worker and public safety the temporary 80 kilometre per hour speed limit is being maintained.  It is anticipated that the works will not be completed until mid-February.
  • Additionally, the Sallins Bypass in now projected to be completed and open to traffic in Summer 2020.
  • When Sallins Bypass is completed the new interchange at Osberstown on the M7, Junction 9a, will open as well.
  •  Should the contractor SIAC/Colas achieve completion of the Sallins Bypass before Summer 2020, updates will be announced.

Three Key Elements of the Project:

  1. Widening the existing M7 motorway from two lanes to three lanes both eastbound and westbound for approximately 14km, between Junction 9 Naas North, at Maudlins (Perpetual Motion Ball), and the M7/M9 interchange, at Junction 11.
  2. Replacing and relocating the existing ramps at Junction 10 Naas South Newhall to the main Naas to Newbridge dual carriageway, the R445.
  3. Construction of the Sallins Bypass (which includes approximately 1.7km of new Type 2 Dual Carriageway and 2.0km of single carriageway), together with a 1.2km single carriageway link road from the Bypass to Sallins town centre, as well as the construction of a new interchange at Osberstown between Junctions 9 and 10 which will be designated Junction 9a. 

Ends                                                                                                  14 January 2020

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