Ongar Barnhill Road

The Ongar to Barnhill Road will be constructed south of Ongar and will provide improved access to Barnhill LAP (Local Area Plan) lands, where circa 1200 new homes will be built in the coming years.

The 1.9kms of road will include the construction of a new bridge over the Clonsilla-M3 Parkway rail spur, 1km of dual carriageway road embankment, 0.9km of single carriageway, 2 new crossroads with traffic lights and 3 new roundabouts.8

Contractor BAM Civil Ltd will carry out this work on behalf of Fingal County Council with a projected completion date in late 2025.

Aerial view of Ongar Barnhill Link Road route

Progress to Date

  • Project completion projected for Q2 2025.
  • Barberstown Lane South realignment for completion projected for Q4 2024.
  • Extinguishment for Right of Way consultation in progress for Barberstown Lane North and Barberstown Lane South.
  • Key construction activity milestones completed to date:
    • Site construction compound at Barberstown Lane North, site accesses and haul roads established.
    • Bridge Crossing over railway – South Abutment and Piers constructed.
    • Culvert construction works underway for stream diversion North of Barberstown Lane South.
    • Some advance utility diversion works completed.

Current and Immediate Upcoming Works 

Updated Thursday, 21 March 2024

Three Month Look Ahead:

  • Road improvement works along Barberstown Lane North and Barberstown Lane South in progress.
  • North Abutment construction works in progress.
  • Earthworks to advance in remaining areas within the site.
  • Embankment construction to commence across the site.
  • Drainage and culvert construction works to advance across the site.
Establishment of Site Compound – North of Barberstown Lane North

Establishment of Site Compound – North of Barberstown Lane North

Culvert Construction Works (North of Barberstown Lane South)

Culvert Construction Works (North of Barberstown Lane South)

South Abutment Foundation Works and Concrete Column Installation (South of Irish Rail Line)

South Abutment Foundation Works and Concrete Column Installation (South of Irish Rail Line)

Providing Sustainable Transport into the Future

The Ongar to Barnhill Road will provide a route for walking, cycling and travel by road. 

The route will not only link the two local areas together for better access to schools, homes, amenities and shopping. It will also link to the Royal Canal Greenway and to the Damastown Clonsilla Cycle Route, forming an important part of the Greater Dublin Area (GDA) Cycle Network.

Contract signing with BAM for Ongar Barnhill Road

Contract Signing

BAM Civil Ltd appointed late August 2023.

Fingal team with Mayor turning sod on Ongar Barnhill Road

Sod Turning

The sod was officially turned on the project by Mayor of Fingal, Councillor Adrian Henchy, on Friday 8 September 2023.

Ongar Barnhill Road Sod Turning