Atkins Protecting the Asset – Eolas 2016 Transport Report
Design, engineering and project management consultants Atkins has played a leading role in Transport Infrastructure Ireland’s transition from roads builder to manager.
With Ireland’s significant economic development in the 1990’s and 2000’s came the construction of the Motorway network.
In 2000, the network extended to approximately 350 km. This increased to 1,224 km by 2010 when the last of the inter-urban
Dual Carriageways (mostly Motorways) linking Dublin and the other major cities was completed. The National Roads Authority
(TII) (now incorporated into Transport Infrastructure Ireland [TII]) oversaw the delivery of a massive road building
programme which now provides a first class asset for the country. With this development, TII needed to transform
it’s role from being road builder to road manager. Atkins, a multidisciplinary design consultancy with offices in Dublin,
Cork and Galway, has been central to assisting the TII in making this transformation over the past five years.
In 2011, Atkins was awarded the National Roads Network Management Service Contract (NMSC) by TII to
develop a strategy for the future maintenance of 744 km of inter-urban motorway network.