HGV ban for Strand Road in Dublin suburb Sandymount

Large lorries are facing an around-the-clock ban from Strand Road in Sandymount after a Dublin City Council study found not one had obtained a permit to use the route.

Following the opening of the port tunnel in 2007 the council extremely heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) with five axles or more from using the city streets between 7am and 7pm.

Hauliers could apply for a permit for deliveries in the city, but none could use its streets to access Dublin Port. This meant port-bound lorries coming from the south had to use the M50 to reach the tunnel, instead of taking direct routes.

A council examination of the lorries using Strand Road has found none had permits, and it was likely drivers were using the road to get to the port and not for deliveries.

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