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Traffic restrictions in Dublin as Port Tunnel run takes place

If you’re making plans for today don’t forget – the clocks go forward too.

THERE WILL BE a number of traffic restrictions in place in Dublin today as the Dublin Tunnel Underground Run takes place.

The main thing to know about is the closure of the Port Tunnel:

It will be closed from 5.30am until 3pm today.

Outside of that, the road closures are minimal – but there a few changes, namely:

  • An alternated light sequence at the junction of East Wall Road and Tolka Quay Road
  • An altered light sequence on the slip road from Promenade Road to East Wall Road
  • Both altered light sequences will have Gardaí stationed at them and additional persons placed along the road at Promenade Road and East Wall Road

And don’t forget:

This is the night the clocks go forward.

Check in time for competitors is from 7.00am, and the race itself starts at 9.30am.

The run was previously held in 2006 – the year Dublin Port Tunnel was officially opened.

It’s being held in collaboration with Focus Ireland this year. It’s hoped up to €150,000 can be raised to help the charity’s work combatting and preventing homelessness.

According to the promotional material:

This year, the event will be run by a professional event partner, Elite Event Management who promise to bring the dynamic urban vibe of the Dublin streets, under the city to provide an exciting and unique opportunity for the large population of runners in Ireland to run in the Dublin Tunnel.

You can find more info on the course at the event website here. 

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