Dublin’s M50 motorway is to get nearly €500m of investment to turn it into a smart motorway.
DublinPeople.com reports that Ireland’s Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross, has announced the work will include the introduction of variable speed limits, VMS, reduced energy usage for route lighting, minor improvement works and community involvement programmes together with the assessment of potential future projects.
The report adds that M50 will be designated a Smart Highway through the use of ITS technologies that will monitor traffic conditions and display sign instructions and messages to reduce the impact of flow breakdown when congestion builds up.
“I was delighted to secure such an increased allocation during the capital review process,” the paper quotes him as saying. “With this increase we are able to commence additional roads projects across the country.”