Traffic-flow impact of toll booths on M50 motorway, Dublin

The M50 was opened to traffic in 1990. In the intervening years the daily volumes have increased dramatically, and are predicted to exceed 90 000 by 2006. In recent times the motorway has been repeatedly congested, both during weekdays and at weekends. There is at present a perception among motorists, reinforced by political and media comment, that existing delays and congestion along the M50 are caused primarily by the operation of the toll booths at the West-Link toll bridge, located at the centre point of Dublin's M50 C-Ring motorway. This paper examines the validity of this assertion, and highlights other capacity constraints within the link that may provide more plausible and technically robust explanations for the delays experienced by motorists in the vicinity of the toll plaza. (A)

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    • ROGERS, M
    • DARCY, S
    • AYATI, E
    • RAZOUKI, S S
  • Publication Date: 2007-2


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  • Accession Number: 01043417
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Mar 6 2007 9:06AM