|Location Map ( geo)|
|North Wall Quay|
|From:||Custom House, Dublin (O163345)|
|To:||Docklands, Dublin (O181344)|
|Distance:||1.7 km (1.1 miles)|
|Meets:||R105, R802, R131|
It was once a very important road for international ferry traffic, but new roads such as the M50 and Tom Clarke Bridge have created new routes for freight. This is fortunate, because the R801 is constrained by two narrow bridges over the docks: George's Dock Lifting Bridge and Scherzer Lifting Bridge.
The North Docklands area, bounded by the R801 and Sheriff Street, fell into decline in the 1980s. It was regenerated in the early 2000s, with new buildings and a refurbished waterfront along North Wall Quay.