OBEX Systems recently completed the installation of an aluminium parapet system and noise barrier at the new free-flow junction at Newlands Cross. The new flyover, which facilitates nationwide travel from the North to the South of Ireland without any traffic lights comprised the replacement of the existing signalised junction at Newlands Cross with a grade separated junction carrying the N7 over Belgard Road via a new flyover.

OBEX designed and installed:

  • the first aluminium parapet system that has been fully crash tested to normal containment level, specifically in a four rail configuration. The product is rated as N2BW2 to EN1317 part 2 and is CE marked.
  • a noise barrier locate on the north east departure ramp to mitigate the environmental impact on neighbouring properties and is configured with an aluminium perforated and highly absorbent noise insulating panel supported by steel posts cantilevering from the concrete retaining wall.

The N7 is one of the busiest routes in the country and the OBEX team’s participation on this project helped deliver this important piece of infrastructure four months ahead of schedule and within budget.