New Sallins Bypass opens – Irish Construction Magazine
The new Sallins Bypass in County Kildare, including the new Junction 9a Osberstown Interchange, is now open to traffic, providing greater accessibility to and from the M7 to Naas, Sallins and environs. This is the last major milestone in the project, which included the associated widening of the M7 motorway between junctions 8 and 11, that has provided major benefits for users of the motorway since completion in November 2019.
The new bypass comprises of approximately 1.7km of dual carriageway and 1.85km of single carriageway and includes a structure under the Dublin Cork Railway Line and bridges over the M7 at Osberstown, the Grand Canal and the River Liffey. The project also saw the construction of Active Travel infrastructure including 2.5km of shared cycle and pedestrian pathways and 2.3km of segregated cycleway and pedestrian footpaths.