The contract covers all toll-free motorway segments in the area and has an initial five-year term though can be extended for a further two years.
During the contract period, Globalvia and Sacyr will be responsible for providing winter maintenance, incident response, routine maintenance and renewal works. In addition to the 161km of motorway segments, the contract includes the operation, maintenance and renewal of another 109km of slip roads and roundabouts.
Currently, Globalvia operates the M50 motorway from which all these motorway segments radiate, and also the M6 toll road from Galway to Ballinasloe in the west of Ireland. The latest win consolidates Globalvia’s position as the main operator of Ireland´s busiest motorways. It now operates stretches of road that exceed traffic volumes of 100,000 vehicles a day.
Infrastructure operator and operator Globalvia was incorporated in 2007 by FCC and Bankia (formerly Caja Madrid), each holding 50% of the company´s shares. Today, the company operates 30 infrastructure assets in the roads, rail, ports, airports and hospitals sectors, although its main focus in the upcoming years will be roads and rail projects.