12:00pm - 1:30pm




Free to attend

Hosted by the CIWEM Northern Ireland branch

Event description

The department for infrastructure roads Western division are progressing the design and development of the A4 Enniskillen Southern Bypass between the A4 Dublin road and the A4 Sligo Road. The proposed Enniskillen bypass will provide a new transport link to the southern side of the town, improving the connection between the A4 Dublin Road and the A4 Sligo Road, offering the following benefits:

  • Reduced traffic congestion in Enniskillen, enhancing the town centre environment
  • Reduction in noise and air pollution in Enniskillen
  • Active travel improvements enhancing the walking and cycling infrastructure links within Enniskillen
  • Provision of a new transport link along the A4 from the Dublin Road to the Sligo Road
  • Improvements to the A4 Dublin Road and A509 Derrylin Road to enhance road safety for all road users
  • Facilitation of a more efficient movement of traffic in and around Enniskillen

Andrew McClenaghan will provide a summary of the route selection process and will focus on the Stage 3 assessment of the impacts that the new infrastructure is likely to have on the environment, transport accessibility and integration, economy and road safety. The environmental assessment was documented in an Environmental Impact Assessment Report and a Habitats Regulations Assessment was also prepared for the scheme. These assessments were independently checked and reviewed by Shared Environmental Services on behalf of DfI. This element of the presentation will be presented by Michael McLarnon and will outline how the assessments were undertaken, reviewed and updated.

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About the speakers

Andrew McClenaghan

Andrew McClenaghan is a Chartered engineer at Atkins with over 17 years’ experience specialising in the delivery of major highway schemes throughout the UK. Andrew is currently the practice manager for Atkins highways business in Scotland and Northern Ireland and forms part of Atkins highways leadership team within the UK. Andrew is an experienced highways engineer and has recently completed his role as highways lead on the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route design and build of a high-speed dual carriageway that bypasses Aberdeen City Centre with an estimated construction value of £745 million. Andrew is the Project Manager for the A4 Enniskillen Southern Bypass scheme.

Michael McLarnon

Michael McLarnon is a principal environmental consultant at Atkins with over 23 years’ experience. Michael is team leader for the Belfast planning and environmental consulting team. Michael’s skills are wide ranging and cover a number of environmental disciplines, including co-ordinating environmental impact assessments of major road schemes. Michael is currently the environmental impact assessment co-ordinator for the A4 Enniskillen Southern Bypass scheme responsible for the delivery of Environmental Impact Assessment, Habitat Regulations Assessment (Stage 1: Screening and Stage 2: Appropriate Assessment) and Webtag analysis components of the submission.

Booking and joining information

This event is open to members and non-members of CIWEM.

This webinar will be hosted on the Zoom platform and will be recorded. Please note that registrations will close 24 hours before the event starts. If you have not registered before that time, unfortunately we cannot add you to the event. You will receive an email with joining instructions after you have successfully registered for the webinar and the registration has been approved by our team. If you have any questions about your booking or would like to cancel your attendance, please contact barbara.woods@ciwem.org.

Please make sure you add this event to your calendar, all you need to do is copy the body text of the joining instruction email, go to your Calendar, create a new calendar appointment, set the start and end date and time, paste the text and click the "Save & Close" button.

If you have any queries about this talk, please contact Robert Smith at rsmith@mcadamdesign.co.uk or Louise Mc Namee at louise.mcnamee@atkinsglobal.com.

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