The contract for the Athy Distributor Road has been awarded to BAM Civil following an extensive tender process and recent confirmation of funding for the project by the Department of Transport as part of Project Ireland 2040.

The new road will include approximately 3.4km of footpath and cycleway as well as the construction of an 80m single-span steel bridge over the River Barrow.  The existing railway bridge over the river will be repurposed for pedestrians and cyclists.

BAM Ireland CEO Theo Cullinane said: “As a local company headquartered in Kill, BAM is delighted to have been appointed by Kildare County Council to deliver this vital project for Athy. The distributor road will alleviate congestion in Athy’s beautiful historic centre, reduce journey times significantly in the area and provide a wonderful amenity along the Barrow.”

It is expected that works will begin on site in the coming weeks.