18m Cattle underpass designed, manufactured and installed by Croom Concrete in March 2012 for John Maloney in Bruff Co Limerick has land separated by a busy road, the R512. The R512 road is a regional road in Ireland which runs from Limerick City to Fermoy, County Cork. At one time it was part of the main route between the cities of Limerick and Cork.
It has always been a problem crossing the road from 8am to 5pm – ‘a nightmare’. A problem John, a dairy farmer, encountered twice every day as his cattle crossed from one field into the milking parlour.
John decided to address the problem by contacting Croom Concrete to provide a cattle underpass beneath the road and avoid the unnecessary and dangerous disruption to traffic. This would also save John and his team up to 2 hours every day.
Croom Concrete supplied and installed an 18m underpass made with 3.5m x 2.1m precast concrete box culverts. A full turnkey service, Croom Concrete supplied the crane and installation crew. Croom Concrete managed the road traffic while the road was closed for 2 days.
Particular issues on this cattle underpass project managed by Croom concrete included dealing with an underground fibre optic cable and the local issue of potential water pollution. The fibre optic cable was undamaged during construction. The cattle underpass was in the vicinity of the local town well so Croom Concrete provided a flexible membrane to seal the culverts and prevent any contamination of the local water supply.
“I am perfectly happy with the service received from Croom Concrete.I examined many other competitors who had reputations of good quality products but Croom Concrete where head and shoulders above the rest in terms of product quality and service.”
– John Maloney
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