N25 New Ross Bypass opens to traffic

Photograph of the New Ross Bypass and new bridge.

By Anna Cullen

 

“Heavy traffic heading into New Ross” is a common feature of our traffic reports and Newsroom, but maybe not for much longer: on Thurs 30th Jan, the N25 New Ross Bypass will open to traffic. It will bypass the town to the south with approx. 15km of dual carriageway and will include new sections of both the N25 and N30.

 

It will stretch between the Glenmore R/A on the existing N25 in Kilkenny and Corcoran’s Cross on the N30 in Wexford , crossing the River Barrow via an Extrados type bridge south of New Ross. This new bridge, at 900m, will be the longest bridge in Ireland and the longest bridge of this type in the world.

 

There will be four junctions on the new road – the Glenmore R/A (Waterford Road), Arthurstown Rd (R733), the Ballymacar R/A (Wexford Road) and the N30 Corcoran’s Cross R/A (Enniscorthy Road).

 

This new stretch of the N25 will bypass New Ross, so this could reduce traffic congestion there and shorten journey times between Wexford and Waterford or Cork.