M6 Galway to Ballinasloe


M6 Galway to Ballinasloe

Galway County Council and the National Roads Authority


The M6 Galway to Ballinasloe PPP scheme was the first inter-city motorway to be completed in Ireland.

RPS worked with the National Roads Authority and local authorities since 1999 to deliver the impressive project which opened six months ahead of schedule in December 2009.

The €750m scheme consists of 56km of dual carriageway from Galway to East Ballinasloe along with a 7km link road to Loughrea and 32km of other side and link roads. It includes over 30 road bridges including five grade separated junctions, three rail crossings, one 100m river crossing and one footbridge crossing. RPS provided consultancy services on the initial route selection and environmental matters, and preparing the CPO, EIS and preliminary design; then carrying out the design, procurement and supervising substantial advance contracts. RPS also implemented environmental monitoring and mitigation measures for the project and conducted the detailed design review stage, as well as assisting with technical aspects of the PPP procurement process.