Cintra awarded motorway contract

CINTRA, a toll-road operator controlled by Spanish builder Grupo Ferrovial, signed a contract to build and manage its second motorway in Ireland.

Investment is estimated at €575 million, Madrid-based Cintra said. The 50-kilometre M-3 toll road will link Clonee and the north of Kells, northwest of Dublin.

The Spanish company owns 95% of the venture for the new contract and Siac Construction the rest, Cintra said. Siac may increase its stake to 25%, Cintra said.

The group was named preferred bidder in September and the contract lasts 45 years.

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