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O&M Gort to Tuam M17/M18 PPP (ALIS)

O&M Gort to Tuam M17/M18 PPP (ALIS)

This scheme consists of 5 grade separated junctions and 75 structures over 52.3 km of motorway.

In 2014 Lagan Operations and Maintenance formed A-Way Lagan Infrastructure Services Limited (ALIS) joint venture with our trusted partner STRABAG to perform the operations and maintenance obligations of this scheme, which forms part of the Atlantic corridor outlined under Transport 21.

From the opening of the Project Road in 2017, we have provided the operations and maintenance service for the Project Road from our base in Athenry, Co. Galway which includes routine maintenance and inspections, safety patrols, maintenance of road assets, traffic management, emergency and incident response and winter maintenance.


2017 - present


52.3 km of motorway

Project partner


Key deliverables

  • Management of routine maintenance inspections including records and reports on the maintenance database.
  • Completion of daily patrols and safety inspections · Minor repairs, litter picking and road sweeping.
  • Major repairs following incidents.
  • Design, installation and removal of all traffic management.
  • Response to major and minor emergencies in liaison with the Emergency Services.
  • Winter Maintenance including daily weather forecasting and treatment planning, salt spreading and snow ploughing as required.
  • Liaisons with Local Authorities and neighbouring road operators.

Kiltiernan Resurfacing

LOM carried out a full junction resurfacing project to Junction 17 Kiltiernan in June 2023.

LOM liaised with and got clearance from Galway County Council and the Emergency Services to carry out a full Junction Closure between the hours of 19:00hrs to 06:00hrs to allow the safe resurfacing and new line marking to the junction.

Works included the planning out of the existing wearing course, the supply and installation of the new wearing course material and the follow up line marking to complete the works 1 night ahead of the planned programme.

LOM project managed the works in full including, but not limited to the following:

(a) deployment of VMS units 2 weeks before the works commenced to give additional notice to the travelling public;

(b) liaising with the local Gardai and Fire Services;

(c) deployment each night of the traffic management and the manning of same for the duration of each night’s works;

(d) Site Inductions to all operatives on site and the instruction of how the traffic management system for access / egress was been implemented;

(e) overseeing the works of the sub-contactor and their additional attendances including Road Planning, Tac-Coat, Line Marking;

(f) Following morning update, via email, to the Client on progress overnight

Junction 17 Wildflower Planting

We were delighted to work together with Kiltiernan National School (and their in house Green School committee – students and teachers) on a Wildflower & Tree Bank Planting initiative on project route lands at the Kilcolgan village / National School side of Junction 17 Kiltiernan on the M18 section of our route. Our Client, DirectRoute Tuam Construction Ltd. gave a financial contribution and paid for the cost of the supply and planting of the flowers and trees.

We carried out the required preparation works – removing the top grass area and mixing up the soil to give a suitable bed for the wildflowers and trees and assisted in the planting and seed spreading also.

The works included the following:

(a) Preparation of a 4m & 2m wide bank of Wildflowers on both verges of the overbridge at the Kilcolgan / National School side from the Roundabout at the National School side;

(b) And the supply and planting of 600 number trees to the section of land side the 4m bank of wildflowers – closest to the school.

The Green Schools committee from Kiltiernan N.S Green were also involved on the day and assisted greatly in the planting of the trees and wildflowers.


Birch trees planted


Pine trees planted


Hazel trees planted


Holly trees planted


Alder trees planted

Wildflower mix

Natural Irish wild flower seeds