On January 30, 2020, the 14km section of dual carriageway on the N25 that bypasses the town of New Ross in Ireland that were required to place it into service and make it operational.
The concession agreement was entered into in January 2016 by Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) and the concession-holders Iridium and BAM PPP and provides for the project design, finance, construction, maintenance and operation of the new infrastructure for a period of 25 years.
A unique element of the project is the extradosed bridge over the River Barrow. The bridge is 887m long and is equipped with two 230m central spans (a record for these type of structures). It is also the longest bridge in the Republic of Ireland. The design and construction works took four years to complete and required an investment of Euros 169 million.
The New Ross bypass and the new section of the M11 in Ennishcorthy, which was also built by a consortium led by Iridium and BAM PPP and which entered into service in July 2019, are part of the plan to provide the south east of Ireland with a strategic connection to Dublin. The Iridium and BAM Civil joint venture will maintain and operate the New Ross N25 Bypass project.