2002: Main Street, Gorey


Gorey is one of Wexford's main population centres and is situated close to the coast at the northern tip of the county. The town is dissected by the N11 which, at the time, was a major source of traffic congestion. Prior to the construction of the Gorey bypass, this was the main artery between Dublin and Wexford including port traffic to and from Rosslare. Bennett Tarmacadam was contracted by Wexford County Council to carry out a major re-surfacing operation on Main Street (N11), stretching from the Carnew Road/Enniscorthy Road junction at the top of the town to the Dublin Road/Courtown Road intersection at the bottom end. Spanning a distance of over 1000m and a surface area of over 6,000 square metres, this stretch included a number of busy intersections.

Prior to the final stages of surfacing, significant civils work was carried out by Niall Barry & Co including raising of manholes and gulleys. Road strengthening was also required using lean mix concrete. Bennett Tarmacadam tack-coated the road, laid the base and wearing courses (with stone-mastic asphalt on the junctions) and carried out all line markings. Because of the need to keep the N11 open, the work was completed in stages over a nine month period between August 2002 and April 2003. Bennetts participated in a major traffic management plan which was coordinated with Wexford County Council, An Garda Siocána and AA Roadwatch. Please note that the above photos were taken in November 2003, about one year after the original work.


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