The N17 N18 Gort To Tuam PPP Scheme was separated into 3 sections, North, Middle and South.
Roadstone is delighted to see the opening of the new M17/M18, having supplied and laid 1 Million squared metres of blacktop to the job over the last 2 years.
Roadstone won the contract to lay CBGM, Base, Binder and Wearing Course on both the North and Middle sections including all side roads on the Tuam By-Pass and Rathmorrissy interchange.
Rathmorrissy Interchange is the largest on the contract linking M6 Galway to Dublin motorway and M17/M18 Gort to Tuam motorway. The roundabout itself is almost 1 km in circumference and was a very complicated and challenging aspect to the contract.
Annagh Hill interchange is located at Annagh hill on N63. The interchange consists 4 roundabouts and approximately 4km of a road network.
Safe T Certification award
In November 2016 Roadstone Contracts was awarded the highest Safe T rating possible. The audit was carried out on this project, and is a testament to the team working on the project.
Contract in Numbers
Official opening Date 27th September 2017 (5 months early)
Contract duration 2 years
Tuam By-Pass 4.1km
N17/N18 mainline 30km
Rathmorrissy circulatory carriageway 1km
Rathmorrissy slip roads (12no.) 9km
Annagh Hill Interchange 4 roundabouts including 4km road network
Side Roads 25
- Communication is key
- Advanced planning and programming is vital
- Dealing with issues quickly and effectively builds confidence
- Quality and quality control are a key part of any large contract