Project Description

N56 Coolboy to Kilmacrenan Road Re-Alignment Scheme, Co Donegal

Mc Mackin Contracts are currently completing works on a Road Re-Alignment between Coolboy and Kilmacrenan, Co. Donegal. The Project involved the construction of approx. 3km of road and cycle paths through areas with very poor ground conditions.
Earthworks included extraction & crushing of approx. 185,000m³ of rock from a nearby borrow pit, place and compact as part of the road make-up. There was also approx. 85,000m³ of clay/moss/peat excavated and hauled to nearby tips that was then levelled and seeded back into fields for local owners.

Works also included:

  • Enabling works including diversion of both trunk and distribution watermains to reduceinterference with the online road construction.
  • Laying new watermain pipes in open cut trench with bedding, surround, backfill and connections to new/existing watermains.
  • Works included the construction of ancillary chambers, testing & commissioning.
  • Re-alignment and construction of service roads.
  • Closure of existing access points.
  • Associated earthworks, drainage, signage & lining as necessary.
  • Demolition of existing building/structures.
  • Associated accommodation works and service diversions and also relocation.

Project Details


BAM Construction


February 2018 – May 2019


€2.5 million


Co Donegal

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