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Driving to work today in Dublin? Don't forget there are new traffic restrictions in place

There is no longer a right turn now from Bachelors Walk onto O’Connell Bridge – except for buses, taxis and bicycles.

original (2) A description of the new traffic measures in place in Dublin. Source: DCC

(You can find out more about the traffic restrictions on Dublin City Council’s website)

NEW TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS and measures giving priority to buses are in effect in Dublin city today.

The measures came into effect yesterday and will impact the north and south city quays this morning.

There is no longer a right turn now from Bachelors Walk onto O’Connell Bridge – except for buses, taxis and bicycles.

Also on the north quays, there is a new road layout from Ormond Quay Upper to Eden Quay with additional bus lanes and general traffic reduced to one lane.

DCC said new “bus priority traffic signals” on Bachelors Walk, approximately 100 metres before O’Connell Bridge, will control traffic flows and give priority to public transport.

On the south quays, there will be a similar new road layout from Burgh Quay to Essex Quay, again with additional bus lanes and general traffic reduced to one lane.

DCC said the changes are an attempt to:

  • Reduce the current delays experienced by public transport users
  • Ensure Luas Cross City can be introduced with minimal delays to its services
  • Ensure far more people can move easily and efficiently through this area of the city than at present
  • Ensure all public transport users will benefit from Luas Cross City

DCC said these permanent traffic changes will lead to “an increase in the amount of people using public transport while still allowing access to the quays for general traffic”.

With reporting from Órla Ryan

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