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M3 Clonee - Kells Motorway 61km

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Mattest complete the testing contract on the M3 Clonee – Kells Motorway which is the single longest road project ever to be constructed in Ireland and officially opened in June 2010.

Mattest Construction - the M3 Clonee to Kells Motorway

The M3 PPP scheme forms part of the National Primary Route Network, providing a strategic link between Dublin and the north-west region. The new build M3/N3 mainline route is 61km long and replaces an existing single carriageway that was operating at capacity and beyond.

The Main contractor was Eurolink

Project Features

  • 51km of motorway from Clonee to Kells
  • 10km dual carriageway Kells to Carnaross
  • 12km link roads
  • 34no. overbridges
  • 29no. underbridges
  • 2no. toll plazas

Construction Facts

10 million tonnes of clay excavated

7 million tonnes of fill imported

2 million tonnes of stone used in road foundation

Over 1 million tonne of macadam used to pave the road surface

Mattest serviced the testing from a dedicated site laboratory which we set up on site in Dunshaughlin, with support offered from the three permanent laboratory facilities in Dublin, Cork and Belfast.

Posted on Wednesday, 6 July 2016  |  By Barry Gilroy
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