Project Description

Kildare County Council
Punch Consulting Engineers
Sallins, Co. Kildare

Installation of twin Ø1200mm pipe culverts under the Dublin-Cork railway line to provide a new outfall to alleviate flooding to the Waterways Estate.

Key Elements

  • Installation of the pipes using closed face balanced slurry microtunnelling system, which involved the construction of a 6m deep, 7m diameter reinforced concrete launch chamber
  • Liaising with Inland Fisheries regarding the temporary works which include dams, overpumping and diversions
  • Installation of Ø1200mm concrete pipes, headwalls and manholes
  • Installation of scour protection measures and channel improvements on the existing river including regrading, gabions, reno mattresses and the construction of earth berms
  • Fencing and landscaping on completion of construction works