Specialised machinery from the UK has travelled to Kildare to begin work tonight on demolishing the bridge over the M7 between Junction 9 (Naas North) and Junction 10 (Naas South).
Niall Morrissey, Director of Services with Kildare County Council said it's essential that everything runs to schedule over the weekend.
Excavator construction machines with cutter and breaker attachments are expected to be used to demolish the concrete bridge which has reinforcing steel rods.
Mr Morrissey explained: ”The particular machinery required to carry out the job have come in from the UK and were booked well in advance.
"If we missed this slot we would not have the machinery available to us for about seven or eight more weeks.”
Traffic will be directed around the area of the works via the newly-constructed Off/On Slips of the new Interchange.
A cautionary speed limit of 25km/h will be in place along the diversion route.
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