Press Release – N80 Maidenhead Realignment Scheme

PRESS RELEASE – Contract signing

N80 Maidenhead Realignment Scheme

The Cathaoirleach of Laois County Council, Councillor William Aird, and the Chief Executive of Laois County Council, Mr. John Mulholland, signed the Contract for the N80 Maidenhead Realignment Scheme this afternoon in Áras an Chontae, Portlaoise, Co. Laois in the presence of Councillor Aidan Mullins of the Portarlington-Graiguecullen Municipial District.

The successful tenderer is Clonmel Enterprises Limited based in Naas, Co. Kildare.

The N80 Maidenhead Realignment Scheme involves the upgrade of the N80 National Secondary Road known locally as the “Arles Bends” from the townland of Ballynagall to the townland of Castletown, traversing the townland of Maidenhead, Coolanowle and Kilcruise. These bends are situated approximately 1km north of Arles and approximately 2km south of Junction of the N78 & N80.

Works will commence immediately with an estimated (18) month construction period. Laois County Council will be supervising and administering the works with project management assistance being provided by the Kildare National Roads Office.

Mr. Adrian Barrett, Senior Engineer in the Roads and Transportation Department stated

“The signing of the Contract for the N80 Maidenhead Realignment Scheme this afternoon is a significant milestone in the delivery of another critical piece of infrastructure for County Laois. I acknowledge the support of Transport Infrastructure Ireland who are funding this Project.”


Back Row (L – R):
Eanna Fallon, Kildare NRO, Aine Tynan, Kildare NRO, Adrian Barrett, Senior Engineer – Laois County Council

Seated (L – R):
Eamonn Stapleton, Managing Director – Clonmel Enterprises
Councillor Wlliam Aird, Cathaoirleach of Laois County Council
John Mulholland, Chief Executive, Laois County Council
Councillor Aidan Mullins, Portarlington/Graiguecullen Municipal District