The overall project involves the proposed construction of 400 Housing Units, and an 8 Classroom Primary School on a 39 acre site at Portlaoise.

This section of the project involves the upgrading of the Orbital route as it traverses the M7 Portlaoise By-Pass.

The scope of works of this segment of the works includes route selection and preparation of Part VIII for 2.5km of roadway including 3 roundabouts and 2 major junctions.

This project involves the upgrade of a combination of 2.5km of existing rural road to be re-aligned to S2 standard a 0.6km section of new road on the eastern approach to S2 standard.

The project includes 3 roundabouts to reduce vehicle speeds and promote safer vehicular usage of a growing urban housing area whilst encouraging walking and cycling. The area will also benefit from the provision of bus bays.

Name of Project: Portlaoise Orbital Route

Means of Procurement: Traditional

Client: G&L Properties


Specialist Design Service provided: 

Transportation & Highways Design Services


Solutions involved resolving flooding of the adjacent site included redesign of culverts passing under the road and maintenance of arterial drains.

Description of Role:

Civil Structural Engineering Services
Design & Supervision Services
Infrastructure Services
Environmental Services

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Design Team:

Architect: Coady Associates
Civil/Structural Engineers: Hayes Higgins Partnership
Environmental Engineers: Hayes Higgins Partnership 
Transportation Engineers: Hayes Higgins Partnership