TII extends variable speed limits from Junction 4 Ballymun to Junction 9 Red Cow on the M50motorway safety 13.05.2022
- From 12 May 2022, variable speed limits will extend from Junction 4 Ballymun to Junction 9 Red Cow on the M50
- The roll-out of variable speed limits on the M50 commenced on October 4 2021, starting at Junction 4 Ballymun
- Digital signs enhance the safety of road users, emergency responders and vulnerable road workers
Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) have announced that variable speed limits, first introduced on the M50 in October 2021, will extend from Junction 4 Ballymun to Junction 9 Red Cow from Thursday, 12 May 2022.
The roll-out of variable speed limits on the M50 forms part of TII’s enhancing Motorway Operation Services (eMOS) programme. Through the implementation of intelligent transport systems (ITS) technology, eMOS will enable motorway operators to slow traffic in response to collisions, roadworks, adverse weather conditions and congestion; enhance safeguards for emergency responders dealing with incidents on the M50; and keep road users better informed about incidents ahead and how they may affect their journey. It optimises road safety, enhances the efficiency of the road, and improves journey time reliability by reducing the number of ‘stop and starts’ that take place along the M50 and the need for drivers to brake suddenly in response to standstill traffic.
The eMOS programme is being rolled out on a phased basis to give road users time to familiarise themselves with the new signs and adjust their driving behaviour accordingly before the introduction of regulatory speed limits. The system is expected to be fully deployed on the M50 during 2023.
Also more information can be found on the TII website under Projects and Improvements
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Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII)