OCSC was appointed by Meath County Council as consulting engineers to advise on this project. The R161 is a strategic regional route between Trim and Navan which caters for large volumes of traffic with a high percentage of HGVs. This particular section of the road is urban in nature with a significant amount of frontage access. OCSC was engaged to carry out the design, contract documentation, procurement of a contractor and to administer the contract for the reconstruction of an 800 metre section of road. The works included upgrading the existing pavement, road widening works, footpath and cycle lane construction, drainage upgrade and new signage and delineation. The work also included a structural upgrade to an existing stone arch culvert beneath the road.
The works included the construction of new road pavement, footpath sections, widening of existing footpath sections and the provision of a segregated cycle track inbound to Trim. Upgrade of the existing watermain network through the works area through the provision of a 200mm diameter carrier main with tie-ins to existing infrastructure. Upgrade of the existing public lighting network was also carried out to close gaps within the system and to trial a new remote streetlight monitoring, dimming and fault detection system for all of the public lighting within the work zone. The scheme also provided for appropriate lining, signing and alterations to the existing road drainage.
OCSC provided detailed design, PSDP, contract administration and site supervision services on the project for our client.