US-based Jacobs secures a role as technical advisor for Ireland’s M28 motorway project, linking N40 South Ring Road to Cork’s Port in Ringaskiddy. This initiative, part of the EU's transport network, aims to upgrade 12km of the N28 route by 2030, enhancing access to Ringaskiddy port and benefiting transport infrastructure in the region.
The recent appointment of Jacobs as technical advisor by Cork County Council heralds a significant advancement in Ireland's infrastructural development. Tasked with consultancy services across the design, construction, and completion phases, Jacobs will play a pivotal role in the ambitious M28 motorway project.
Set to upgrade a substantial 12km stretch of the N28 National Primary Route, this initiative aligns with Transport Infrastructure Ireland's goals and earmarks completion by 2030. The endeavor primarily aims to optimize the utilization of Ringaskiddy port, a critical node within Cork's transportation network.
Integral to the EU’s Core Trans‐European Transport Network, the M28 motorway project underscores Ireland’s commitment to bolstering its transport infrastructure.
Jacobs’ Senior Vice President, Kate Kenny, highlighted the firm's wealth of experience in multidisciplinary integration and delivery across numerous transportation infrastructure ventures, both locally in Ireland and globally. This expertise positions Jacobs to provide robust support for this ambitious undertaking.
The scale of Jacobs’ operations in Ireland, boasting around 1,200 personnel, spans various sectors, including manufacturing, infrastructure, energy, and the environment. Notable among their projects are initiatives like the BusConnects Dublin program, the East Coast Railway Infrastructure Protection Projects program for Irish Rail, and significant manufacturing facilities for pharmaceutical and life sciences companies.
The collaboration between Jacobs and Cork County Council signifies a significant leap forward in fortifying Ireland's transportation infrastructure. With Jacobs’ expertise and experience, the M28 motorway project not only promises to upgrade critical roadways but also holds the potential to amplify economic activity and bolster connectivity in the Cork region.