Transport Infrastructure Ireland (Tii) / Cork County Council / Mott MacDonald


Barry Transportation (Design & Build)


Macroorm and Baile Bhuirne Co.Cork

John Cradock Ltd in Joint Venture with Jons Civil Engineering are constructing on the massive N22 Baile Bhuirne-Macroom Road scheme. This is the largest project ever undertaken by JCL.

The project also has its own dedicated website

Key Features

The project includes for the construction of 22km of dual carriageway which will be primarily constructed offline of the existing N22. There will be interfaces between the new road development and the existing N22 at the eastern and western termini as well as two crossings of the existing road. The road will be constructed through challenging terrain which varies through the development from hilly remote land with rock outcrops at the western end, to low lying pasture lands to the east of Macroom and will cross a land-locked section of the Inniscarra Reservoir to the south east of Macroom. The project includes the construction of 130 structures, including crossings of the Sullane, Laney, Foherish and Bohill rivers. The junctions on the project will be at Slievereagh at the western end, at Toonlane east of Baile Mhic Íre, at Gurteenroe, Millstreet Road and at Coolcour at the eastern side of Macroom.

This contract is a design and build contract with the design currently being developed by Barry Transportation and Partners, Consulting Engineers on behalf of the Joint Venture Contractor. The current programme envisages that the project will be completed by mid-2023. The project is divided into 3 sections for construction purposes:

Section 1 - Bypass of Baile Bhuirne and Baile Mhic Íre; Slievereagh to Coolnacaheragh

Section 2 - Middle section from Coolnacaheragh to Carrigaphooca

Section 3 - Bypass of Macroom; Carrigaphooca to Coolcour

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