Roads and Traffic

Dublin Port Tunnel

Dublin Port Tunnel opened to traffic on December 20th 2006. It is a twin bore tunnel of 4.5km in length with a height clearance of 4.65m. It is part of the M50 Motorway and completes the northern part of the C-Ring around Dublin City. It is a dedicated route for heavy goods vehicles between Dublin Port, located in the heart of the city and the greater road network, via the Coolock Interchange (M50).

North Wall Quay Environmental Improvements and Bus Priority Scheme

Dublin City Council has engaged Main Contractor, SIAC Construction Ltd. (phone 01 40 33 111; fax 01 40 33 177; e-mail ; web ), to construct the above road scheme, and under the supervision of Roads Construction Division (01 222 30 66), Roads and Traffic Department. 

Newcomen Bridge Cycle Project

The Newcomen Bridge Cycle Project will provide improved facilities for cycling and walking along the  North Strand Road by providing a pedestrian bridge adjacent to the existing Newcomen Bridge and North Strand Road Bridge.
The Part 8 Planning Application was lodged on Friday 19th April. It was also advertised in The Irish Times on Friday 19th April.

Closing date for submissions is Friday 3rd May 2013.

Blackhorse Avenue – Section 3 – Road Improvement Scheme

The Roads Construction Division of Dublin City Council has engaged a Contractor, Clonmel Enterprises Ltd., to construct the above road scheme.  Works commenced on Wednesday 20th October, 2010. 

Key Dates

  • Construction Works commenced on 1st May 2007
  • Foundation works in the river are complete
  • The bridge will have been constructed and erected by late 2009
  • Commissioning and testing works take place in late 2009
  • The bridge will open to traffic on the 11th December 2009

Fact Sheet

Samuel Beckett Bridge Fact Sheet

  • Dublin City Council commissioned the Samuel Beckett Bridge
  • The world-famous Spanish architect and engineer Dr. Santiago Calatrava designed the bridge
  • A Graham Hollandia JV joint venture constructed the bridge superstructure in Rotterdam

'Endgame' nears as Beckett's Maritime Gateway arrives in Dublin

'Endgame' nears as Beckett's Maritime Gateway arrived in Dublin today

Monday the 11th May 2009

Dr. Santiago Calatrava

The Samuel Beckett Bridge was designed by one of the world’s great architects and engineers, Dr. Santiago Calatrava. Classed as one of the elite designers of the world, he has offices in Zurich, New York and Valencia.

Driving Licences

Important Please Note

From Tuesday 29th October 2013, the application process has changed and applications must be made in any of the NDLS centres nationwide – see

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