Enniscorthy bypass work to start next September
DETAILS of the work to be done to extend the M11 motorway from Gorey to Oylegate were last week provided to councillors in the Enniscorthy district.
The Enniscorthy bypass will require 18 road bridges along with eight 'underbridges' along its 26 kilometres length.
It is expected that all tenders from consortia keen to carry out the work will be submitted by the end of November.
The contract is due to be awarded in June of next year, with construction to get under way in September.
The budget for the long-awaited project is €341 million and the road should be open to motorists before the end of 2018.
This will be 19 years after the first moves to take the national route out of the town were made
A 'N11 Enniscorthy Bypass Constraints Study Report' was produced in July 2001.