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M17 M18 Gort to Tuam Operation & Maintenance Project

DirectRoute (Tuam) Limited

The Concession Company:

DirectRoute (Tuam) Limited is a consortium contract was signed in April 2014 and will extend for 25 years from that date.

The Project: The Project Road consists of the following:

  • 52.3 km of motorway (North of Gort to Tuam)
  • 4.2 km of dual carriageway (Tuam bypass) - not part of O&M contract

Grade separate junctions at:

  • Kiltiernan Interchange – connecting to the existing N18;
  • Rathmorrissy – connecting to the M6 Dublin-Galway motorway;
  • Annagh Hill – connecting to the N63; and
  • Kilmore (at grade junction) – connecting to the N17.
  • Ballygaddy Road interchange – connecting to Ballygaddy Road

We are responsible for the following:

  • Routine Maintenance & Inspections of Project Road
  • Daily patrols, safety inspections, safety patrols, detailed inspections
  • Minor repairs, washing & upkeep of roads and road assets
  • Maintenance of roadways, structures, pavements and lighting
  • Control of traffic management on roadway
  • Emergency & incident response
  • Roadside assistance for minor incidents
  • Emergency procedures and liaison with emergency services and neighbouring authorities during major incidents
  • Winter Maintenance
  • Salt spreading, snow clearing, etc
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