M18/N17 Gort to Tuam PPP

Project Details

  • Client: Direct Route (Tuam) Ltd
  • Location: Galway, Ireland
  • Value: €550 Million
  • Length: 57 Km
  • Bridges: 38

Project Description

The N17 /N18 Gort to Tuam PPP Scheme is approximately 57 km in length and commences at the northern extremity of the N18. The road is extends in a northerly direction with junctions at: Kiltiernan connecting to the N67; Rathmorrissy connecting to the new N6 Dublin Galway Route; Annagh Hill connecting to the N63; and Kilmore south of Tuam, connecting to the existing N17. The road will be of motorway standard from Gort to the junction at Kilmore near Tuam, a distance of 53.2 kilometres.

The road continues with a dual carriageway type 2 cross section on a route passing to the west of Tuam town, to its termination point on the N17 north of Tuam at Mountpotter, a distance of 4.2 kilometres.

The Project includes the following principal features:

  • Three grade separated junctions at Kiltiernan (N67), Rathmorrissy(N6),and Annagh Hill (N63), and a roundabout junction at Kilmore (N17);
  • Two Railway Bridges – one over the live Galway-Dublin line and the second over the currently disused Athenry-Claremorris line near Tuam;
  • Five River Bridges over the Clarinbridge, Dunkellin, Abbert, Grange and Nanny Rivers;
  • thirty-one Road Bridges; and
  • Twelve minor structures such as accommodation underpasses and culverts.