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M6 Motorway Service Area – Advanced Works Contract

  • Contract Value: €7.5 Million
  • Contract Type: Design and Build Contract
  • Client: National Roads Authority (NRA)
  • Start/End: September 2014 - June 2015
  • Company Involvement: The M6 Motorway Service Area Advanced Works Contract was awarded to the Colas Roadbridge JV as part of the Motorway Maintenance & Renewals Contract - Network B, in Sept 2014. Roadbridge are the main contractor for the project.


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This contract comprises the following:

  • New grade separated junction comprising of slip roads, link road, roundabouts and a 3 span overbridge spanning the M6 motorway;
  • Earthworks involving ground improvement, cutting and filling, earth retaining structure and import of 150,000m3 of general fill.
  • Installation of lighting and communications, information boards and signage including two Group 4 cantilever gantries;
  • Associated drainage and ducting works;
  • Planting and landscaping works;
  • All associated ancillary works. This M6 Motorway Service Area is located 9km to the east of Athlone town on the M6 between Junctions 7 & 8. Traffic Management was required on the live motorway (AADT 9,000), including lane closure and night time diversion works.

Key Features

  • New Grade Separated Junction spanning the M6 Motorway
  • Earthworks involving import of 150,000m³ of general fill
  • Installation of two Group 4 Cantilever Gantries
  • Associated Drainage and Ducting works
  • Live Traffic Management on M6 Motorway (9,000 AADT)