N24 Mooncoin Pavement Rehabilitation and Traffic Management Scheme
The Scheme was officially opened by the Cathaoirleach of Kilkenny County Council, Mrs. Mary Hilda Cavanagh, on the 16th February 2016.
Following consultation with Transport Infrastructure Ireland a pavement rehabilitation project on the N24 through Mooncoin village, was upgraded to a Minor Works Project enabling road restructuring, footpath reconstruction, enhanced traffic management, parking and public realm provisions to a value of €2.5 million. The works contract for this project was awarded on the 23rd March 2015. During the course of the works, unforeseen poor ground conditions were encountered with respect to the pavement sub-grade. This issue necessitated a deeper dig throughout the pavement reconstruction process. The funding required to undertake this substantial additional work was secured in October 2015 by the Local Authority from Transport Infrastructure Ireland. The completion of the final surface wearing course through the village in late October saw the substantial completion of this project. It was noted, that despite encountering unforeseen ground conditions which necessitated a deeper pavement excavation and reconstruction depth, the scheme was completed in line with the original programme. The traffic calming element of this scheme has proven very effective and made for a safer environment particularly at the schools. Before and after speed survey results showed a 16% reduction in the recorded 85th percentile speed, which was significant and demonstrated that the engineering measures introduced as part of the scheme are working.
Update November 2015
The completion of the final surface wearing course through the village in late October sees the substantial completion of this project. Works this month will focus on finishing out works and snagging items. Traffic restrictions through the village will be greatly reduced for this final stage of works. It should be noted that despite encountering unforeseen ground conditions which necessitated a deeper pavement excavation and reconstruction depth the scheme will be completed in line with the original programme.
Update 22nd April 2015
Following a public consultation process under the provisions of Part 8 of the Planning & Development Regulations 2001 -2011, in quarter 1 & 2 of 2014, and having considered the comments made during the opening evening session and the submissions received during the consultation period. A Part 8 Planning Report was prepared and presented to the Elected Members which they subsequently adopted in June 2014.
On foot of securing funding from the National Roads Authority and following an open tender process, the contract was awarded to KC Civil Engineering Ltd., on the 23rd March 2015. The total cost of the project is estimated at €1.75million. The contractor has recently mobilised on site and works are expected to take nine months to complete. In order to facilitate and execute these works safely there will be significant traffic management in place for the duration and traffic delays are expected.
For Information purposes the Part 8 public consultation documents are available for inspection via the link hereunder.
N24 Mooncoin Part 8 Report Explan Booklet.pdf (size 1.3 MB)