Dublin Port expansion plan will increase truck traffic on M50 by 75 per cent

Transport Infrastructure Ireland has warned that such a rise would require the introduction of new tolls on the motorway

The M50 motorway could see an increase in trucks on it from 10,000 to 17,500 a day. Picture by Collins

Dublin Port has admitted that its expansion plan will increase the number of trucks on the M50 from 10,000 to 17,500 every day.

Dublin Port is planning to double its capacity so that it can handle 3.1 million trailers and containers by 2040.

However, it has acknowledged that this would lead to a 75 per cent increase in truck traffic on the M50 as they travelled via the Dublin Port Tunnel.

Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII), ...