Dublin Tunnel Tolling System Replacement Project Information & Notifications

The tolling system at Dublin Tunnel is being upgraded and this will involve some disruption and lane closures over the coming months.

The current legacy tolling system dates from the tunnel opening in 2006 and has performed well and been continuously improved over the years. Now, with a view to taking full advantage of new technology the current traditional plaza operation will be improved by the recent addition of two new gantries which will contain technology to facilitate early recognition of approaching vehicles.

The tolling arrangements at Dublin Tunnel serve a very important demand management function and are consistent with the primary function of Dublin Tunnel as outlined in the Explanatory Statement accompanying the Toll Scheme to “ensure that the non-HGV traffic would not interfere with the ability of the Dublin Port Tunnel to meet its primary objective of providing a high-quality access route to Dublin Port”. The Toll Scheme supports this objective by managing demand and ensuring “that the tunnel remains capable of fulfilling its primary objective of providing an access route to Dublin Port for heavy goods vehicles”. In the context in which there have been significant increases in traffic volumes, particularly tollable traffic (Cars/LGVs) volumes, it is increasingly important that tolling technology at Dublin Tunnel is modernised to support achieving efficient operations in a time of increased demand in order to meet the primary function.

When completed, the new system will allow for more efficient tolling operations, particularly by offering uninterrupted passage at safe speed to toll-free (HDV and large bus) traffic and all customers with a registered (“tag”) account. This may be likened to a “roll and go” system, rather than the “stop and go” operation currently experienced at Dublin Tunnel.

Following the recent installation of new tolling gantries, the lane-by-lane installation works to build out the complete system will commence Monday 22nd April. This phase of the works will be ongoing until July and will involve lane closures. Please see www.dublintunnel.ie and @dublintunnel for more regular updates.

Lane Closures

Toll lane number 5 northbound will close from 07:30 Tuesday 23 April for upgrade works.
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