M50 (Republic of Ireland)

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M50
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From: Dublin Port (O187347)
To: Shankill (O244219)
Length: 41.4 km (25.7 miles)
Meets:  N1, M1, N2, N3, N4, N7, M11, M32
Highway Authorities

Transport Infrastructure Ireland

Traditional Counties

Dublin

Route outline (key)
M50 Sandyford Interchange - Dublin Port
M50 Dublin Port - M11 Shankill
Junction List
Junc Anticlockwise Clockwise
1 Start of Motorway Dublin Port
Toll Dublin Port Tunnel
(Free for Lorries)
2 R104 R104, (R132)
3 M1, R139 M1, R139
4 R108 R108
5 N2, R135 N2, R135
6 N3, R147 N3, R147
Toll West-Link Bridge
(Free-Flow)
7 N4, R148 N4, R148
9 N7, R110 N7, R110
10 R838 R838
11 N81, R137 N81, R137
12 R113 R113
13 R113, R133, R826 R113, R133, R826
14 N31, R113 No Exit
15 R842 R842
16 R118 R118
17 M11 Start of Motorway
This article is about the M50 in the Republic of Ireland.
For the motorway of the same number in England, see M50
.

The M50, forming three-quarters of a ring road around Dublin, is one of the most important and significant motorways in the Republic of Ireland. The most recent development has been construction of the Dublin Port Tunnel; now only the south east of the city area, most notably the port at Dún Laoghaire, has not been bypassed.

Route

The M50 starts at Dublin Port, not far from the city centre, it immediately has toll booths for the Dublin Port Tunnel, which takes us to near the edge of the urban area. Having emerged from under the ground, and merged with the N1, it TOTSOs with the M1 near Dublin Airport and joins the C road - so called because of its shape. We skirt around the edge of Dublin's urban area, crossing the Liffey on a tolled bridge. For many years, the bridge had toll gates, which themselves caused congestion, however, in the mid-2010s free flow "video" tolling was introduced on the route, requiring drivers to either create a free account and top up from card, or to pay afterwards via internet, telephone, or in local shops. The removal of barriers has reduced congestion considerably travelling around Dublin.

Continuing south, we pass more of Dublin's radial routes before eventually reaching M11 near Bray. Unlike at the M1 to the north, here the M50 flows freely onto the M11 to head south further into County Wicklow, with the northbound M11 traffic itself TOTSOing on approach to Dublin.

History

The Section from J3 to J2 was formerly the M1.

A massive widening project was undertaken between 2008 and 2010 - during which all the junctions with primary routes were changed from roundabout interchanges to complex, free-flowing (except the N3 Junction) interchanges. SInce then the bulk of the road, other than the port tunnel section, has been operated by M50concession.

Links

Transport Infrastructure Ireland

PPP operators of M50 M50Concession

You Tube

RTE



M50 (Republic of Ireland)
JunctionsBallinteer Interchange • Ballymount Interchange • Ballymun Interchange • Blanchardstown Interchange • Carrickmines Interchange • City Junction • Coolock Interchange • Finglas Interchange • Laughanstown Interchange • M50 (Republic of Ireland) J17 • Palmerstown Interchange • Red Cow Interchange • Sandyford Interchange • Scholarstown Interchange • Tallaght Interchange • Turnapin Interchange
CrossingsDublin Tunnel • West-Link Bridge
RoadsE01 • E20
PlacesBray • Dublin • Dublin Airport • Dublin Port • Tallaght
Related Pictures
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Approaching the start of the M50, Dublin port - Coppermine - 14349.JPGB offslip looks steep - Coppermine - 11914.JPGM50 J7 - Coppermine - 17681.JPGM50 Red Cow (J9) - Coppermine - 11388.jpgM50 works NB @ J7 - Coppermine - 9648.jpg
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TallaghtE01 • N50 • N81 • N82 • R113 • R114 • R116 • R120 • R136 • R137 • R819 • R838 • T42 • T42B
BrayE01 • E105 (Dublin - Rosslare) • E122 (Old System) • L29 • M11 (Republic of Ireland) • N11 • N50 • R117 • R119 • R755 • R761 • R766 • R767 • R768 • R918 • T43 • T61 • T7
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