Misery for Limerick motorists as toll prices set to rise for second time in a year

The Limerick Tunnel.

COMMUTERS in Limerick will face further toll hikes from January, marking the second increase imposed by Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) in less than a year.

Journeys on Limerick’s N18 Limerick Tunnel road will cost drivers an extra 20c from January 1, 2024, with heavy goods vehicles paying between 20c and 50c extra per journey.

The current cost of a car journey through Limerick’s toll is €2.10, and will rise to €2.30 in January.

The fee for motorcycles will rise by 10c, from a current a fee of €1.10, to €1.20.

Buses, coaches, and heavy goods vehicles may see the price of a toll journey reach over €4 once the increases come into effect.

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The TII say that the price increase is due to the rise in inflation, which in August stood at 6.3 per cent.

There are 10 toll roads on the national road network, with eight of these operated under a public private partnership (PPP) scheme. Limerick Tunnel is one such road.

The other two toll roads are operated on behalf of the TII – the M50 and Dublin Tunnel.

The TII say that the Dublin Tunnel will return to 2009 levels, with the cost of a journey during peak periods rising from €10 to €12.

They say this is to “preserve capacity for heavy goods vehicles accessing Dublin Port”.