The M4-M6 Kilcock-Kinnegad highway forms part of the east-west corridor , one of the busiest and most economically important roadways in Ireland. The M4-M6 connects the cities of Dublin and Galway.
The M4-M6 highway, which covers the 36 km between Kilcock and Kinnegad near Dublin, absorbs a high volume of the daily traffic between the capital and the surrounding areas.
The highway consists in lanes 3.75 meters wide, medians of 9 m and generous shoulders up to 3 m in width.
Modernization of the roadway network has been a vital catalyst in the economic development of the country.
The M4-M6 undoubtedly represents one of the most important milestones in this process since it significantly reduces transport costs between Dublin and Galway, Ireland's most important tourist resort.
|Concessionaire||Eurolink Motorway Operations Ltd.|
|Location||Republic of Ireland|
|Customer||National Roads Authority|
|Equity structure||66% Cintra Infraestructuras S.A.|
|Opening date||December 12th 2005|
|Concession start date||2003|
|Concession end date||2033|
|Duration of the concession||30 years|
|Purpose of the concession||Design construction, conservation and operation.|
€ 341.4 B
|Jobs created||61 positions|
|Length of the highway||36 km|
|Number of lanes||2 lanes each way|
|Toll system||Closed, 1 trunk toll booth, 2 lateral booths|
|Payment methods accepted||Cash, TAG and cards (except AMEX and Laser)|
Before construction of this highway the route from Dublin to Galway was a by a two-way road with numerous intersections and traffic lights. The new highway has two lanes each way, and there are no stops along the way.