Taoiseach to open €400 million stretch of motorway in Wexford today
The extension has been under construction for four years.
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is to officially open the M11 extension today (Thursday 18 July) at 3.30pm.
After four years of construction, this extension means there is now a full motorway/dual carriage way system in place from Dublin to Enniscorthy.
This allows up to 6,000 drivers per day to bypass the town centre of Enniscorthy entirely, which will alleviate traffic congestion in the area significantly.
The route of the M11 Gorey to Enniscorthy is to the east of Enniscorthy, extending from the southern end of the Gorey Bypass at Clogh to a new junction at Scurlocksbush, approximately 1.5km to the north of Oilgate.
This section of the scheme will consist of 27km of new motorway.
The scheme also includes 8km of new single carriageway, to the west of Enniscorthy, linking from the existing Scarawalsh Roundabout to Templescoby on the N30.
In addition, a further 4km of new dual carriageway will link those two sections. This link will commence at a new grade separated junction at Ballydawmore and extend across the Slaney Valley to the Scarawalsh Junction.
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