A contract for the N81 Knockroe Bend Realignment Scheme was signed with Clonmel Enterprises by Wicklow County Council on Monday last (Sept 2nd).
The Realignment Scheme involves the upgrade of the N81 National Secondary Road at Knockroe Bend over approximately 1 kilometre.
This bend is situated on the N81 approximately 800m south of Hollywood Cross (Junction of N81 and R756) and approximately 11km south of Blessington between two sections of relatively good alignment and has been the scene of numerous collisions.
The scheme has been prepared to improve road standards, to implement an improvement in the road safety performance of this section of the N81 and reduce the occurrence of collisons by realigning and widening the road at this location.
Site works commenced this week and it is anticipated the main works contract will take 72 weeks. Site supervision of the main works contract will be provided by RPS Consulting Engineers.
The scheme has been funded by Transport Infrastructure Ireland.