John Sisk and Son Ltd (“Sisk”), a construction services provider with extensive operations across Ireland, the United Kingdom and mainland Europe, has welcomed the official opening of the M17 M18 Gort to Tuam Motorway Scheme. The new motorway has been delivered by the Direct Route Consortium, which includes John Sisk & Son, two months ahead of schedule and on budget. It was officially opened by Mr. Shane Ross, T.D., Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, in the presence of Cllr. Eileen Mannion, Cathaoirleach of the County of Galway. Commenting on the official opening, Pat Lucey, Managing Director of Civils UK & Ireland at John Sisk & Son said: “John Sisk & Son is delighted to have delivered the M17 M18 Gort to Tuam Motorway Scheme and to be a part of its official opening. It was our aim from the start to deliver this project safely and on time and that has now been achieved within budget.” “The 56km of new road will bring a huge improvement to connectivity west of the Shannon and multi-national companies like Apple are showing great vision in planning a major facility close to the new interchange on the M6 which is 180km from the M50, 69km from Shannon Airport and 80km from Knock Airport. It’s the type of development that is needed to counteract the regional imbalance and it is infrastructure like this that makes it possible,” he added.