Jacobs Receives Contract From the National Roads Authority of Ireland

Mar 08, 2011, 07:45 ET from Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.

PASADENA, Calif., March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE: JEC) announced today that it was awarded the role of engineering and environmental consultant by the National Roads Authority of Ireland for the provision of design and environmental services associated with the N8/N25 Dunkettle Interchange Improvement scheme.

Officials did not disclose the contract value, however indicated the contract duration is two years.  

Jacobs' scope of work for the project includes the identification of design solutions for the interchange, followed by the development of the engineering design, preparation of an environmental impact statement and preparation of all documentation required for the publication of statutory orders of the Interchange Improvement Scheme. This scheme involves improvement works to the N8/N25 Dunkettle Interchange to improve the free flow of traffic through the interchange on the outskirts of Cork City. The existing interchange forms the intersection of two key national routes, the N8 between Dublin and Cork and the N25 between Waterford and Cork, and is currently operating over capacity at peak traffic time, resulting in significant congestion.

In making the announcement, Jacobs Group Vice President Bob Duff stated, "Jacobs is delighted to have been appointed by the National Roads Authority to provide services in relation to the N8/N25 Dunkettle Interchange in Cork. We are very proud to be contributing towards the improvement of the existing arrangement and furthering our relationship with the National Roads Authority."

Jacobs is one of the world's largest and most diverse providers of technical, professional, and construction services.

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