Frequently Asked Questions

General Information

Who are SouthLink?

SouthLink N25 Ltd is a newly formed company established to carry out Operations and Maintenance responsibilities on the N25 Waterford City Bypass PPP Scheme on behalf of the concession company Celtic Roads Group (Waterford) Ltd. On completion of the construction SouthLink is responsible for the ongoing maintenance of all elements of the project road and the operation of the toll plaza.

Who are CRG?

CRG (Celtic Roads Group) is an international consortium of companies who came together to bid for road construction projects under the Irish Government’s National Development Plan (NDP), 2000-2006. The NDP allowed for a Public Private Partnership Programme (PPP) to fund the construction of several infrastructure projects. CRG was successful in securing three of the ten PPP roads projects which the NRA put out to tender, namely the M1 Dundalk Western By-pass, the N25 Waterford City By-Pass and M7/M8 Portlaoise Motorway Project.

What is a PPP?

Public Private Partnership (PPP) schemes have been and continue to be used successfully throughout the world as a means of providing and servicing a high standard of infrastructure. At the heart of the PPP approach is the concept that better value for money can be achieved through the utilisation of private sector enterprise due to the enhanced scope for innovation and by allocating the risk to the party best able to manage it. And also, importantly, in a national context, the injection of private finance will accelerate the delivery of the public capital programme.

What will be constructed on the N25 Waterford City Bypass?

The project includes 23 kilometres of high quality dual carriageway and the landmark 475m cable stayed Suir Bridge. There are four access points to the Project Road. There are two grade-separated junctions along the route at Grannagh, and at the Western Link junction, and there are two at-grade roundabouts at each end of the scheme. Click on the Project Road Map page for more details.

Where is the Toll Plaza Located?

The toll plaza is located to the southwest of the River Suir Bridge, between the Western Link junction and the Grannagh junction.

What are the toll charges?

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