Limerick commuters may face further toll increases

The Limerick Tunnel.

THE COST of Limerick’s toll road may be set to increase once again, due to rising rates of inflation.

Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII), the body that runs the state’s road network has said it plans to add a further 20c to the price of the N18 toll road at Limerick Tunnel, bringing the cost for one trip to €2.30 from January 2024.

This comes as earlier price increases brought the price of the toll in Limerick to €2.10, a move that only came into effect last month.

The increases were first revealed in the Business Post, and are due in part to keep Ireland’s road network competitive and attractive to potential investors.

Elsewhere in the country, the M50 toll would increase to €2.50 for those with a toll tag, or €3.70 for cars without a toll tag.

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Other toll roads such as M1 between Dublin and Belfast, the M7/M8 Dublin to Cork, the M8 in Fermoy, the N6 in Ballinasloe, the N25 Waterford toll plaza would all see their prices rise to €2.30 for a single trip.

TII are contractually obliged to increase toll prices in line with inflation on the eight tolled roads in the country.

Government will now consider the memo from TII and decide whether to implement toll increases, or put in place a freeze on the increases due to high petrol and diesel prices.